Archive for October 2010

youngandthrifty’s Dividend Yields

In the previous post I blabbered on about how amazing dividends are.  They really are amazing- once you start investing in them you can’t stop!  They’re like Pringles Chips.  You can’t have just one. I didn’t realize their potential until recently, and since then, my portfolio has been lookin’ pretty fine.  I’ve recouped all of…

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Dividends… Explained!

Do you like my camera skills?  I love the iPhone- its so easy- take a picture and send it to myself in an email and….voila! A picture for my blog is ready!  Anyway, I digress, we’re talking about dividends here. So what are dividends? They’re something magical.  They’re great. Win-win in terms of taxation. They’re…

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Spending Money on Looking Good…?

We all have grooming maintenance that we need to do to keep ourselves looking presentable to others, and especially your significant other.  I personally don’t like adding any sort of regular monthly expense unless I absolutely have to.  I have many friends who get pedicures on a monthly basis.  I personally go perhaps.. once a…

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Would You Rather Grow Up Wealthy… or Not?

A thought had always crossed my mind as I was growing up, especially during my formative high school years, during when I often pondered my existence and direction in life.  This prevalent thought was whether, if I had a choice, I would want to grow up rich and affluent compared to my peers, or whether…

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youngandthrifty Net Worth Update: October 2010

Net Worth: October 2010 $122998 (+ 4.9%) Eep! So happy the markets were doing so well lately- bring back the bull markets, baby!  I am happy to report that I have a net worth (not calculating my pension) of over $100,000! I made it.  I remember 10 months ago, my net worth was only $79K,…

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