December 2012

I had a feeling today might be a “disappointing” day for buying. Over the weekend, members of Congress re-iterated their confidence that a deal to avert the Fiscal Cliff could [click to continue…]

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Learning to Deal with Rejection (It Happens…)

by FI Fighter on December 29, 2012

in Thoughts

chainwall800

Rejection is something we all encounter from time to time. It usually isn’t fun to deal with because it hurts and stings! But a person who takes on more risks is [click to continue…]

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Milestone Reached – $300 Month in Dividends

by FI Fighter on December 29, 2012

in Progress

September was a very good month for dividends! And like most other dividend growth investors, I was very much looking forward to an even [click to continue…]

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Goals for 2012 Review

by FI Fighter on December 28, 2012

in Goals

Well, 2012 is basically over and in the books, so now is a good time to go over the goals. Back in late March, [click to continue…]

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southern-company

OK, I’ll admit, it was a little bit difficult for me to watch young kids opening up Christmas presents yesterday and not also think about participating in the fun. The kid in me also wanted to join in [click to continue…]

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jahndf

There’s a common misconception out there that a person saving a ton of money (think 50% to 80% of net income each month) has to be living a very meager life. That is, unless a person [click to continue…]

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Watchlist (December 22, 2012)

by FI Fighter on December 22, 2012

in Stock Watchlist

Well, it’s been over a month since I last purchased a stock, so I guess you can say I’m starting to get a little antsy. I am still committed to building the dividend portfolio, but unfortunately, the market hasn’t dipped, or [click to continue…]

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Company Shutdown (Early FI Schedule)

by FI Fighter on December 22, 2012

in Thoughts

levin

My company is issuing a mandatory shutdown during the next two weeks. Offices across the globe will be closed, and operations will come to a screeching halt (for once). Since I haven’t had much of a vacation [click to continue…]

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My agent just got back to me today and let me know the status on Rental Property #2. As readers may know, I won a short-sale back in early November, and deposited a check to escrow shortly after. In general, short-sales take [click to continue…]

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Lifestyle Deflation

by FI Fighter on December 15, 2012

in Ways to Save Money

lunch

It’s only natural for a person to want to upgrade their lifestyle upon receiving their first paycheck from their first “real” job. This usually happens for a person [click to continue…]

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