Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Recent Buy - Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI)

Hi Everyone,

The buys keep coming!  It's been a real busy start to the year and things are not slowing down.  I just got a raise at work, my wife is getting a new job that could potentially earn us a fair bit more money and we recently paid off the last of my student loans.  With all this movement with regards to our finances, we are still saving a good bit of money to invest and hopefully we'll be able to up our investing a bit more!  With this purchase, my wife and I have put a total of around $20,000 to work since the beginning of 2015.  My goal of investing roughly $40,000 is within sight! To think that we are half way to our total is a great feeling since we are just 3 months into the year.   The market continues to stay at elevated levels but there was some recent weakness in REIT's because of the anticipation of rising interest rates.  Well, the Fed did not raise the rates but it gave us an opportunity to buy at lower prices.  With that being said, my next purchase was Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) so without further adieu...

Monday, March 23, 2015

Free at Last!

Hi Everyone,

It's a big day for me today.  I no longer have any student loans!!  Way back in 2009 I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology and with my 8 X 11 piece of paper, I had roughly $25,000 in student loan debt.  At the time, I had two loans.  One was around $8,000 with a high interest rate of about 5.50% and the other was about $17,000 and an interest rate of 2.25%.

Monday, March 9, 2015

SMART Goals - Update on 2015 goals

Hi Everyone,

While at work today, my employer sent out a corporate email stating that our performance review meetings are coming up.  Performance reviews are basically a way for the company to tell you what you are worth to them.  Every year it is the same thing.  My supervisor and his boss call me into their office and we go over what I have accomplished in the past year and what my goals are for this coming year.  Normally, I would not be writing a post about this but the corporate email that was sent asked us to create SMART goals that give them a well-defined perspective of what we want for our future.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dividend Income - February 2015 Update

Hi Everyone,

It's that time again when I get to post about a favorite topic of mine, dividends!  I hope this post inspires other investors out there to start saving and investing as soon as they can.  The power you feel knowing that you are richer than you were yesterday and you didn't have to work for it is a wonderful feeling.  With that being said, lets get down to the numbers: