WP Carey is a real estate investment trust or REIT for short that specializes in sale-leaseback and net-lease space. The company has been around for over 40 years and became publicly traded starting in 1998. They have a broad array of clients and are diversified over multiple industries which mitigates against market disruptions in any… Continue reading Dividend Raise – WPC
Wait what? A personal finance blogger who is all about retiring early is urging people to buy more stuff? Blasphemy, witchery, shenanigans, and other terrible terms. But wait it actually makes sense. When a person can't purchase more stuff they inherently spend more money than the person who can buy more stuff. How can this… Continue reading Money Saving Tip #2 – Buy More!
You may be wondering why I'm talking about mud runs and obstacle racing on my personal blog about finances. I've been athletic all my life and active every day, and when I say every day I do mean that I do something athletic daily. I'm basically the definition of commitment to fitness and I cringe… Continue reading Why I Spartan!
Everyone hears about the power of compounding as one of the best ways to build wealth, but do we truly understand it? Can you visualize this super secret force that people tell you will eventually work its magic and poof, one day you have bag and bags of money? I truly believe people are visual… Continue reading The Power of Compounding
I'm going to tell a story about changing someone's perceptions though before I get into the true power of compounding and its importance in my next post. This story begins with a ride to Illinois State University and a recent college hire my company was using and myself to attend a recruitment event. We had… Continue reading Can I be a millionaire?
Happy March everyone! Pretty soon those of you in the Northern states will start to hear birds chirping again, experience those sunny day BBQs, and generally start jumping at the chance to get outside. Back in my hometown of Chicago they have had a pretty tepid winter, to the point of where they have their… Continue reading February Passive Income Pursuit
Budgeting. It's a word many of us cringe at because it takes time, thoughtfulness, and a purposefulness that many of us don't want to dedicate the time necessary to effectively create one. Most 20 or 30 somethings are out having fun and experiencing adulting for the first time, yes this is an actual term being… Continue reading What’s your budget? And mine?
One of my fears as a recently established dividend growth investor is how will I react to a volatile market and how it will impact my ability to be able to ignore the noise. Given the current environment that appears to boarder on irrational exuberance yet again, it makes sense to think about what I… Continue reading Why I’m Worried About the Market
Ah the purchase of a fresh new stock and allocation of sweet capital to generate more passive income. This is the snowflakes adding to the proverbial snowball rolling to financial freedom. I recently purchased 100 shares of Pfizer for $33.3899 (love those random prices and saving $.0001) of the company. I chose Pfizer for a… Continue reading Recent Purchase – PFE
The online financial community has a plethora of options available to them to manage their financial lives online. I'd like to talk about two of the better options out that, the benefits, and the detractors of each. These services are Mint and Personal Capital, both linked for convenience and not to generate a referral bonus. Each… Continue reading Personal Capital or Mint