Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don’t quit. – Conrad Hilton Here is a your thought for the day. Take action. High net worth and otherwise successful people have a bias to towards action. You hear this a lot from success gurus like Dan Pena, as well as from rigorous observers of the rich like Tom … [Read more...] about Take Action
Are you considering investing in oil wells? The oil industry has long been fickle. Some years you may double your income from a stock, and other years, you may face significant losses. In some ways, investing in oil stocks can feel like gambling. Having said that, people continue to invest in oil wells because the rewards can be so enticing. However, before you invest your … [Read more...] about Things To Know Before Investing in Oil Wells
People - don't forget about bonds! Everyone is going nuts over cryptocurrency and the stock market, but bonds have been a viable investing vehicle since 2400 B.C. (here). And, crowdfunded bonds are becoming a thing. Title III of the 2012 Jobs Act made crowdfunding bonds legal, so a number of companies are offering these products. These are: worthybonds.com (Pays … [Read more...] about Don’t Forget About Bonds
Long-time Dinks readers will know that we're not shy about FinTech investing opportunities. A few weeks ago, I found a neat little start-up in California called SMBX. It is building a crowdfunded marketplace for small business bonds — a historical first. It's an interesting company, so we're covering it in depth here. Before we launch into this, here's what you need to … [Read more...] about SMBX: Bonds for Socially Conscious Investors With an Appetite for Risk
I was chatting with a friend the other day, and her sister messaged her on Skype. Her sister was curious as to about how much she should be spending on common household expenses. Well, I was also curious and decided to hit the books to see what good rules of thumb are. According to the Motley Fool, you might consider the following very rough guidelines: Housing and … [Read more...] about How Much Should You Budget?
Everyone is looking for a fast buck in the stock market these days, but they forget there just isn't any substitute for following good basic advice. So here is a list of personal finance advice that works. 1) Pay Off High Interest Debt. If you have any credit card debts, payday loans, title loans or other high interest garbage, pay it off. Credit cards will charge you … [Read more...] about Don’t Forget The Basics
The biggest thing to happen in the markets this year is the action on GameStop, Inc. You've probably heard what's happening but briefly summarized small traders, using internet forums like Reddit, 4chan, and TikTok, led by a man calling himself “Roaring Kitty” have coordinated to drive up the price of GameStop, Inc. This was made possible by mass use of stock trading apps, … [Read more...] about What’s Driving The GameStop Revolution?
A few weeks back, I took some of the holiday gift money I'd received and put it into small business bonds. I did this via a neat, if not somewhat risky fintech I'd discovered last year. Well, it seems like the bonds are starting to get processed and issued. I just received this in my email today: Even though its electronic, its nice to get the actual bond … [Read more...] about I Love Fintech, or Small Business Bonds For The Win
Whether you’re a Trump fan or a Biden one, there’s no doubt that a very different administration is replacing the current one. That means we’ll see stark differences in the way Biden runs the country compared to Trump. We’ll also see significant differences in the leaders Biden chooses versus Trump. However, the difference in the two candidates doesn’t just affect the … [Read more...] about Investing Tips Under the Biden Administration
Just imagine going to sleep in the night and getting out of bed the next day with cash in the bank. The fact is, there are many businesses that make money while you sleep or hang out with family or engage in any other activity. Having said that, here are a few of my favorite businesses to do just that. … [Read more...] about 6 Businesses That Make Money While You Sleep