Motivation – Wealthy people do not concern themselves with those issues…

I am always looking for opportunities.  Using a saved Zillow search,  I came across a townhouse near the coast that caught my attention (not ocean front…I can’t afford that!).  It had a good location, good  rental history, and a reasonable price.

I contacted the listing agent to get more info including getting info on the townhome HOA/Regime fees, taxes/insurance, and about any special hurricane insurance needs.  I received an unusual response:

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Dividend Growth vs. Total Return Strategy (Decisions, Decisions, Decisions)

So here I am again, working to determine the investment strategy I want to follow to hopefully lead me to a path of financial independence.  This post will tackle something that I have wondered… Which strategy is better?  Dividend Growth or Total Returns?  I know there are a lot of passionate bloggers for each approach.  This post will explore my thoughts and an analysis to help me think about it.

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Simulation: 2017 Grads Avg Salary by Year for Career

Congrats to the Class of 2017!  I hope you find have found jobs that will be challenging and will lead to a long career in your chosen area.

This post explores the likely progression of your salary over time.

According to a Time article, the average starting salary for a 2017 college graduate is $49,785 and for engineers it is $63,036.

Let’s look at a simulation to see how your Salary will likely grow by your age.

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