Bert’s Recent Stock Purchase – Starbucks (SBUX)

The month of June was coming to a close and I was looking for another investment opportunity.  For the second half of the month, I had one of the most publicized companies on my watch list.  The company’s stock price had began to fall.  Having added to my position earlier in the year at a higher price, I was instantly excited for the opportunity to add to this coffee giant.   Here is why I added to my position in Starbucks (SBUX) in June!

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Make Saving Part of Your Routine

Since our wedding, my wife and I have been talking about how excited we are for things to settle down.   She is also in grad school, which is occupying a lot of her time, but she is in the homestretch and final semester.   Why do I bring this up?   Because there are a lot of great saving habits or routine that take time.  When you are working full-time, planning a wedding, and in grad school like she is, time is at a premium.   However, despite the busy schedule, the two of us have committed to trying to making saving routine in one aspect…..grocery shopping.   In this article, I will walk you through why we want to establish a routine for saving on groceries and  how we have been practicing this routine over the last several weeks.

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Bert’s Q1 2016 Goals Review

The first quarter behind us.  Boy did the stock market take us on a quite a ride for the first quarter.  Plenty of stocks to consider/grab in the first part of the quarter and….well…the stock market has not stopped climbing for months.  Regardless of how Mr. Market performed, I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on the first three months and see how I am progressing towards the 2016 goals that I set back in December.  It is still early on, so I can easily tweak where necessary!  Now, lets dive into my Q1 2016 goals review.

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2 Low Dividend Yield Stocks on My Watch List

I am getting the itch.  Man oh man am I getting the investing itch.  Lanny wrote about how it has been at least 30 days since he has purchased a stock and that article was written over a month ago!  Guess what, we still haven’t bought a stock since that article was published.  So while the market continues to rise, I have been collecting cash patiently waiting for the right moment to strike.   Q1 earnings are starting to be released and there may be a crack in the armor of a couple of low yielding companies I have been following.   Let’s see which two low dividend yield stocks I have on my radar.

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Endless Liabilities of Owning a Car Part 3 – $250 Edition

Throughout the life of our blog, Lanny and I have searched and slashed our way to save as much as possible to invest in the market NOW.   Even though we have tried to identify ways to save through battling with our phone/internet provider (nice job Lanny!), tried to make our football season more enjoyable at a cheaper price (Can a football season be enjoyable as a Browns fan?), or just finding random savings “life hacks,” there is one expense that we have flagged as a major liability…I mean…money pit… our cars.   A car is a necessary evil in the Midwest that does nothing but lose value and cost you money.   Sadly I am writing this article, so that must mean something happened to my car.   Let’s see how my car took a little extra money out of my savings account this month.

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Thoughts on Investing into Starbucks (SBUX)

Ah…. smell that fresh roast of coffee?  The beans rattling in the container and the vroom sound from the grinder.  It’s Saturday every morning, afternoon and night.  It’s non stop, it’s busy and it’s quiet.  It’s a memory, a relationship connection, it’s a get away.  The moment that they call your name and hand you the special cup with the sleeve – you instantly become excited, as that moment gives you the sense of control, promise and forward-looking.  I speak of the Starbucks (SBUX) corporation and I’ve been tempted to make an investment into this life-connecting organization.

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7 Easy Ways to Save $773,000

7 Easy Ways to Save with the Dividend Diplomats

As investors, and as other like-minded individuals, we find it is not so much how much you make, but how much that you can save, that will further assist in your investing and financial freedom goals.  Today we share 7 of our favorite ways to save, to which we will break each one down, how much you can save on a monthly/annual basis, as well as how much those extra funds can be worth further down the road.  Life is great when you can dissect your expenditures and figure out new ways to save and open up more cash to invest!

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