Lanny’s September Income and Expense Summary

Another month has passed, another month where I ask myself… Did I hit the 60% savings goal with my income and expense tracker?  Did I hit the big mark that I set for myself in August when I was discussing why I am aiming to save 60% of my income?  I know Bert did extremely well, saving almost 50% of his income for September.  C’mon Bert, step your game up, you have someone to split your income with and you can’t save 50% of it, weak, right?  Joking, he did extremely well as I’ve said, now let’s see how I performed in my balancing of the income and expense categories. Income and Expense Continue reading

Ford Stock Analysis (F)

Ford (F) has been a staple in the American automobile industry since the automobile’s infant stage.  The Model T was at the forefront of the revolution that helped bring the automobile to the eager middle class.   Both Ford and the industry have changed since the release of the Model T as consumers are presented with endless brands, options, customized features, and so on.  To see how the company stacks up in the broader market place, we will perform a Ford Stock Analysis by running Ford through the Dividend Diplomat Stock Screener.


Ford Stock Analysis


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Bert’s Savings Rate Summary: September

Last month I accepted Lanny’s challenge to save 60% of my income.  As I discussed in my post about my decision, I mentioned that I have been very bad about tracking my expenses and I have never put together a tracking mechanism to calculate my savings rate.  Well that has changed and I am now watching my expenses like a hawk.  In order to save 60% of my income, I need to watch all income and expense sources closely to figure out where I can trim the fat.  Now that September is over, the questions is…Did I save 60% of my income??

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Bert’s September Dividend Income & Portfolio Summary

September is a great month.  Summer turns to fall, football returns, baseball teams battle for their chance to continue playing baseball in October, and most importantly, most companies pay a dividend!  Let’s review my portfolio and dividend income received during September.

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