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Archive for August, 2017

Real Estate vs Dividends – What is better for Retirement Income?

Dividends vs Real Estate - Best for retirement income

These days, everyone is working harder than ever to pursue that dream of retirement. Wither retirement comes early or later, we all are striving and preparing for it.  However, everyone goes about preparing in different ways. Some find themselves building a diverse portfolio of dividend or growth stocks to provide passive income for years to come. Others take the more hands off approach and invest into low cost S&P500 funds and just let it ride. Real estate is very popular, especially among the baby boomer generation. Though not optimal, you could also just have a big stock pile of cash you can live off of to it retirement. While they all end up with the same result of getting us to that magic place away from our full time jobs called retirement, what method performs best once we actually get there? What is better to use as retirement income?

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Recent Buy – LTC Properties (LTC)

LTC Properties LogoFinally I can post my first buy in August! I have been slacking lately on my buys but capital has been tight and used for other things. Can’t believe it has over a month since my last buy back at the end of June where I bought more shares of GIS. I am pleased to announce my August buy of LTC Properties Inc (LTC). This is a new position in my portfolio. I purchased 17 shares at a cost basis of $46.97. You can find more info on LTC below.

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8 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Used Car

The following is a guest blog post by David at CarUnderstanding:

 

Buying a Used Car

You’re thinking of buying a car. You’d want to have the luxury of traveling to places without relying on others. You’d want to bring your family or friends on a road trip or on vacation.

    The problem is, a new car does not fit into your budget.

    The good news is, you can purchase a used car. However, purchasing a used car may not be as easy as it seems. You’d have to do some careful planning and research to make sure you get the best value for your car. Plus, you don’t want to end up with a car that runs on too many expenses, right?

    By the end of this article, you will have a better idea of what it takes to buy a used car. We’ll discuss the mistakes to avoid when buying a used car. Just make sure to avoid these, and you’ll be good to go.

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Dividend Update – July 2017

July 2017 Passive Income Report

Seems it was only a week or so ago when I posted my dividend income from June. It has already been a whole month since then. Can’t believe how fast this year is going by. Need to enjoy the nice weather more while it is still around. Nothing really anything exciting happened this month, but from a dividend perspective, there are some outstanding growth percentages. Let’s dive into the numbers!

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