I Sold My Disney (DIS) Stock

Disney (DIS) was one of the first stocks that I bought when I started investing in March/April 2020 so this was not an easy decision to sell out of my position. At the time I originally bought Disney I did not have a defined plan. As I developed my plan over time, it became apparentContinue reading “I Sold My Disney (DIS) Stock”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 7/29/22

The stock market stumbled a little bit at the start of the week going down slightly the first couple of days. Then, on Wednesday, the stock market took off and both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ finished the week up over 4%. I am still not sure if this is a bear market rally orContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 7/29/22”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 7/15/22

After an up week last week the stock market finished the week down. Both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ finished down this week. Despite the down week in the stock market my accounts were up this week. The main reason my accounts finished up was because of the contributions I made. Let’s check out theContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading Weekly Update 7/15/22”

Financial Update: Savings, Dividends, Options and Investing for June 2022

June was not a good month for the stock market as the S&P 500 and NASDAQ were down significantly this month. In fact, this year has not been a good year for the stock market. Apparently, this is the worst first half of the year for the stock market in over 50 years. Despite theContinue reading “Financial Update: Savings, Dividends, Options and Investing for June 2022”

Financial Tales from the Factory Floor #2

This tale is about debt. Debt can be a very useful too when used correctly. Unfortunately, many do not use debt as tool but as a way to fund their lifestyle. Through out the years, I have seen many factory workers, including myself, misuse debt. In this post, I will discuss some of the waysContinue reading “Financial Tales from the Factory Floor #2”

Financial Tales from the Factory Floor #1

If you have followed my blog, you would know that I work in a factory and have done so for more than 25 years. It has been a little over two years since I decided to take charge of my financial life. The results so far have been better than expected. It is amazing whatContinue reading “Financial Tales from the Factory Floor #1”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 4/1/22

Well, this update is a little late. Those who follow me on Twitter (@collar_bill) may know that I have been dealing with power outages and internet outages from a recent storm that downed some trees in my yard. Fortunately, no one was hurt, the damage was minimal and the power and internet is back on.Continue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 4/1/22”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for the Week Ending 12/17/21

This week in the markets was like a roller coaster. A little up and down before finishing the week down. There is still time for a Santa Claus rally, but time is running short. Let’s check out how my accounts handle the roller coaster ride this week! Dividends The following dividends were received in theContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for the Week Ending 12/17/21”

Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 12/10/21

The markets took a downturn toward the end of November and into the beginning of December but rebounded nicely this week. Could this be the start of a Santa Claus rally? Maybe, time will tell. It was nice the accounts growing again this week. This led to one of my accounts crossing a milestone thisContinue reading “Dividends, Investing and Options Trading for Week Ending 12/10/21”