Happy Hour: Trial of Comcast

Welcome to the end of the week! Just sit back, relax, and enjoy this weeks roundup in another edition of Happy Hour.

Trial of Comcast

It’s been a bad week for Comcast. It started when a customer released a recording of his experience with customer service. It’s worth a listen. Despite Comcast’s apologies blaming their customer rep went rogue, news broke that this is par for the course. To add to that PR mess, a video repair agent fessed up to more problems to the Consumerist. Continue Reading…

Happy Hour: High Priced Dividends

Welcome to the end of the week! Just sit back, relax, and enjoy this weeks roundup in another edition of Happy Hour.

High Priced Dividends

Show me someone who invests for income and I’ll show someone overpaying for dividend stocks. Dividend investing is a popular pastime for many investors. The idea of getting paid while you wait is a big seller.

To that end, it works best when the stocks are cheapest. A double whammy. You lock in higher yields while you capture capital gains. Reinvest it and it’s compounding at its best. Continue Reading…

Happy Hour: Reached the Halfway Point

Welcome to the end of the week! Just sit back, relax, and enjoy this weeks roundup of interesting reads in another edition of Happy Hour.

Halfway Point

The first half of 2014 is done. It was a good six months, far better than I expected. Every asset class is positive for the year. I bet nobody forecast that possibility back in January. Continue Reading…

Happy Hour: Summer Reading

Welcome to the end of the week! Just sit back, relax, and enjoy this weeks roundup of interesting reads in another edition of Happy Hour.

Reading List

A number of reading lists have popped up around the web the past few weeks. As a serial collector of book recommendations, I added several to my growing wishlist on Amazon.

This past weekend I spent a few minutes digging through that list looking for stuff to read. The goal was to find a mix of interesting books for about $5 each. Continue Reading…

Happy Hour: When Advice Sucks & Midterm Shakeup

Welcome to the end of the week! Just sit back, relax, and enjoy this weeks roundup of interesting reads in another edition of Happy Hour.

When Advice Sucks

I don’t know to many people who buy a car on the spot based only on what the salesperson tells them. Yet, that’s exactly what many people do every year with their retirement money.

Bloomberg reported how people were duped by sketchy advisors to rollover their 401k money into terrible financial products. Continue Reading…