Why I Paid Off My Mortgage Early

As some of you might know, I have had a frequent battle with myself about whether or not to pay off my mortgage early. Because I was paying just 2.5% on the mortgage proceeds, it was a very difficult decision to sell off some of my equity holdings and liquidate some of my savings to pay the mortgage out completely. At the beginning of March 2012, I started selling off some stocks and

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3 Reasons You Should Be Invested In Dividend Stocks Right Now

If you’re still standing on the sidelines in cash at the moment, here are three good reasons that you should be invested in stocks right now. An investor’s choice of asset allocation is the single largest factor that will influence the probability of long-term success. Historical evidence suggests that cash investments return the least amount over the long run. There is significant upside potential in equities for long-term investors right

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The Beginner’s Guide to Common Financial Terms

If you’re a newcomer to sorting out your personal finances, then you may find yourself perplexed by the amount of jargon that appears on the advertisements and websites of banks and other financial institutions. You might do a web search or use a dictionary to find out what all of these financial terms really mean, but could still find you’re still muddled by the lack of decent explanation. If you

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High Dividend Stocks

When investing in dividend paying stocks, the dividend yield is obviously a factor that is part of most initial dividend stock screens.  High dividend stocks, meaning those stocks that offer a very high dividend yield, seem attractive when yield is viewed in isolation. As we know, investing in dividend paying stocks is more complex than just searching for the highest yield. In fact, we know that high dividend stocks are

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