March 2012

Goals for 2012

by FI Fighter on March 31, 2012

in Goals

It may seem a bit odd to be setting goals 3 months into the year (isn’t this usually done before New Year’s?), but after looking at my portfolio, I decided now was as good a time as any. Plus, putting together a plan on paper (this website) will give me [click to continue…]

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So, you are a new investor and have finally decided to get your feet wet and buy some stock! You fire up Google Finance (Google Finance) to do some research and search for your favorite company, let’s say Coca-Cola. You find the corresponding stock symbol (KO) and get the price quote. Next thing you know, you are staring at a screen [click to continue…]

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In Part 1 of the Core Fundamentals series (What’s Your Motivation?), we addressed the importance of motivation, which serves as the catalyst needed to help us achieve our goals. Before developing a road map on how to get from [click to continue…]

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A recent addition to the portfolio comes with the purchase of CSX Corporation (CSX). The company provides rail-based transportation services and operates primarily out of [click to continue…]

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As a beginner investor, and recent convert into the “Financial Independence Early Retirement” camp, I thought it would be prudent to establish some Core Fundamentals to follow. The journey to the finish line is [click to continue…]

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February 2012 Monthly Expenses

by FI Fighter on March 6, 2012

in Monthly Expenses

For February, I made it a focus to reduce my driving expenses. As we all know, gas prices have been soaring of late, and this was definitely an area [click to continue…]

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