New Themes: Mayer and Axon

It’s Theme Thursday! Today, we have two new themes by two new WordPress.com theme shops: Mayer by Pressware, and Axon by DesignOrbital. Designed by Tom McFarlin, Mayer is a straight-forward, solid blogging theme, built to get out of the way and get you writing. Mayer‘s aut

This is the Last Time You Struggle Selling Your Stocks

No matter what anyone tells you, BUILDING A SOLID PORTFOLIO TAKES TIME, DATA and KNOWLEDGE!  When it comes to agreeing with a big investment firm’s marketing tactics it’s about the only thing we agree on. Year after year, we see more DIY investors that have decided to save on

WordPressers Making a Splash: February Edition

The year 2014 started off with a bang on WordPress.com. From landing on the front page of The New York Times to riding the viral wave, our writers enjoyed a great month.

8 Solutions to Compensate for Low Interest Rate Bonds

    Even though this is a dividend investing blog, I am well aware that several readers have other things in their portfolios. For example, I’m sure many of you have a portion of your assets invested in fixed income. Bond holders have been put under more pressure than usu

Social Traffic: Five Ways to Make Posts More Shareable

What blogger doesn’t feel a twinge of envy reading a runaway viral success story like Seth’s — 26 million views? Whoa! We may not all be viral sensations, but we can make sure our posts are primed for sharing. Shareable content is about more than making sure there ar

Why Should I Become a DIY Investor?

Money may be the biggest taboo of all. When you think about it, how many people truly know your salary? How many people know the extent of your debts or investments? We don’t talk about money; it’s more taboo than sex sometimes. I guess this is why we have such a hard time finding

Get Inspired: Blog Ideas for 2014

Write more. Paint more. Photograph more.  Do something amazing. Go down a different path. Challenge myself.  New year’s resolutions — you might make ‘em, or you may think they’re trite and a waste of time. Whatever the case, you’re here, aren’t you?

Does 2014 Change Anything On How I Invest?

We won’t bury our heads in the sand, 2014 may not be as profitable as 2013. It has become harder to find cheap stocks and good companies are not on sale anymore. However, I’m fairly confident that I will be able to beat the market for a third year in a row. In fact, history h

The Only Real Way to Find the Intrinsic Value of a Stock

About two weeks ago, I sent an email to my subscribers asking them what they struggle with. The goal was to create one-on-one discussions with my readers. I was surprised to receive over 300 emails in the same week! Amongst the many replies, one struggle surfaced most often: How ca

New Theme: Twenty Fourteen

For the first time ever, the yearly default theme for WordPress is ready to go before its namesake year begins. Consider it an early holiday gift from the WordPress community to you, a tradition we hope to continue for many years to come. Say hello to the default theme for …