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Why Companies Pay You Dividends

Some of the best stocks to buy are dividend paying stocks.  These stocks will send you a monthly or quarterly check for your portion of their profits in the business.  So you get a nice income stream from them.  And the stocks can go up in value too.  So you get the best of both [...]

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With Dividend Stocks, Boring Is Beautiful

So you’ve zeroed in on a nice dividend paying stock.  And you’ve done your due diligence.  The stock pays a nice dividend.  Better yet, it has a good history of dividend increases.  And you’ve determined they can keep paying the dividend.  Your stock has passed all your tests. That’s great!  Now just do this one [...]

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Service Is King At John’s Tire Kingdom

If you’re looking for great service and auto repair in the Orlando area, look no further than John’s Tire Kingdom. Good service is hard to find, and when I see it I like to recognize it and pass it on.

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Mind Your Ps And Qs In This Market

We’ve all hear the admonition to mind our P’s and Q’s. It means to stay on your best behavior, or to stay at the top of your game or to pay attention to the details. So where did this phrase come from? There are many theories, but I’ll give you one of my favorites.  And [...]

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How To Generate Your Own Microsoft Cash By Selling Puts

Here’s another way to play the Microsoft trade for investors familiar with American style options (which can be exercised at any time before expiration date).  You can sell puts on Microsoft stock to generate income.  Selling puts can be a lucrative way to invest, and interesting, too, because you make money by trying to NOT [...]

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Is Microsoft Still A Good Investment?

Is Microsoft still a good investment?  Or is it the beginning of the end for the software company? Are they about to go the way of the Dodo bird?  Or Eastman Kodak?  Or Wang Labs – one of the biggest office computer makers of the eighties – long since sunk without a trace. These are [...]

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Get Real Silver Money Or Wooden Nickels

I’m going to buy some real money today. It’s something I do most weekends.  I visit my local coin dealer and buy a few 1 ounce pure silver rounds.  And it’s something I kind of enjoy doing, too… it always gives me a feeling of satisfaction when I’m done. Because I know I’ve made a [...]

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How 3D Organic Printing Started From A Simple Sheppard’s Harp

3D printing promises to revolutionize our lives.  And 3D printing of living cells even more so.  But such an advanced technology had a rather humble beginning by today’s modern standard. You see, many advances in human history come from taking an existing invention and then changing it in some way to make a new thing. [...]

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Are Plastic Duck Feet Such A Crazy Investment?

Or have I just turned into another Quack investor? If I were to suggest that investing in plastic duck feet was an investment with big profit potential, you well might think I had gone a bit daft. Or perhaps I had watched that old classic movie The Graduate once too often – which, as you’ll [...]

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This Apple Computer Accounting Not So Boring

For those of you who think accounting is boring and complicated, well, I suspect you are in large company with that opinion.  And I’m not going to try to change your opinion, even though I personally think aspects of accounting are interesting. But I do want to show you some accounting that is quite interesting.  And [...]

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