Category Archive for Investments | - Part 2

What Would You Do If A Major Income Source Went To Zero?

by in Personal Finance on Mar 21st, 2012

A friend of mine lost his job due to some downsizing at the retail apparel company he’s worked at for the past six years.  Lucky for him, he got a decent severance worth six months of his salary.  But, what if you get no severance?  What if the income you had been expecting month in […]

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How To Profit From Facebook And Live Happily Ever After

The Facebook effect is palatable here in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Just the other night, my no-limit poker buddy who works as a product manager at Facebook said, “Sam, let’s raise the blinds from $1/$2 to $10/$20!” “Umm, no Egor, you might wipe out my lunch money for a year with those type of […]

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How To Stop Your Career Or Business From Failing By Avoiding The Big Dig Mentality

by in Personal Finance on Jan 12th, 2012

For those of you who have never heard of the “Big Dig”, I learned about it in business school. I graduated before the project reached completion. According to Wikipedia: “The Big Dig was the most expensive highway project in the U.S. and was plagued by escalating costs, scheduling overruns, leaks, design flaws, charges of poor […]

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Creating An Income Stream To Grow Bigger Dreams

After I was finished with grad school, I had a job lined up and was feeling pretty good. I moved into the city where my new job would be and was then informed that because of the downturn (this was in spring 09) that the project I was slated to be working on was being […]

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Was The “Lost Decade” Really Lost For Investors?

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A topic that is commonly discussed these days in the personal finance community is something called, “The Lost Decade.” In fact, while I was recently reading several financial magazines, I found out that many would-be experts would have us believe that the past 10 years were completely useless for investors. Quite a bold statement if […]

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Dividend Investing – How to Build a Never Ending Cash Distributor

As many of you know already, I have recently launched my first eBook: Dividend Investing – How to Build a Never Ending Cash Distributor. This is a free resource for the one who would like to know how to start investing and earning passive income. I wanted to talk a little bit more about the […]

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Sell In May And Go Away: Stock Portfolio Rebalancing Time

* It’s 2015 now and the bull market rages on! If you were to ask me at the beginning of the year whether I’d accept a 11% return on my overall stock portfolio I would emphatically say, “HELL YES!”.  Thanks to fantastic first quarter earnings, the Dow Jones is up 11% and the S&P 500 […]

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Passive Income Ideas Are All Myths Except For One

by in Personal Finance on Apr 27th, 2011
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Not sure where people are getting the idea that there’s such a thing called passive income, because there really isn’t. The only thing I can imagine as truly passive income is if one inherits a bunch of money, buys some CDs and lives off the interest. That is legitimate passive income, everything else is not. […]

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