Good Reads Series 6 – One of my 2016 goals is to discover 250 blogs. Thanks to this goal, I’ve spent a lot more time this year seeking out new blogs and I’m very impressed with the quality content I’m finding. I’m happy to share this good reads edition with all of you. There are some interesting posts, many from blogs I’d never visited before. I hope you enjoy these good reads.
Good Reads Series 6 Links
Clayton Morris wrote a blog post I found very interesting titled, How to pay off your house within 5 years using these awesome ninja tricks. I’ve heard of the home equity line of credit trick to buy-down principal strategy, but it never really made sense to me until I read this post. It’s a very interesting concept and worthy of addition to this good reads series.
Neil Patel wrote a great article titled, Six Dreadful Design Mistakes That’ll Ruin Your SEO. This post highlights six SEO mistakes that bloggers make. I’m guilty of violating rule one, which is – Including important information in images and not optimizing on page elements. This is such a no-brainer, but I never thought of it before. I use a lot of visuals, including screenshots of my monthly dividend income and portfolio. I should be creating tables, so all the stock tickers, number of shares owned, and my dividend income can be found by search engines.
Paula Pant at Afford Anything wrote a great piece, titled I Don’t Know How To Invest And I’m Afraid Of Making Expensive Mistakes. I don’t agree with everything in the article, such as, I don’t believe in Index Fund Investing. However, the article is well written and very detailed. I found most of Paula’s posts are detailed and written with just enough fun and comedic timing to keep me reading. In this article I learned more about HSA accounts and how to in Paula’s words “Hack Your HSA.”
Dividend & Whiskey has taken Dave Fish’s CCC list from DRIP Investing and put the data into a Tableau report. This is an interactive report that can be queried on the site. The report can also be downloaded and manipulated further. This is an extremely powerful tool that takes the time out of searching for great companies on the CCC list. It only takes a few seconds to set parameters and then the report displays your results. In the screen shot below, I chose only Champions in either Banking or Insurance, with yields between 2% – 4%, and a payout ratio of less than 65%.
Bargain Value wrote an interesting post titled, What the gold and silver can tell us about the investors behaviour? In this post Bargain Value takes a look at gold and silver prices and how their trends are correlated to market performance.
J. Money wrote a great post with one question – Would You go to Jail For a Year For a Million Dollars? Sad to say this, but I answered yes I would 🙂
I hope you enjoy this good reads series. If you posted something you want to share please submit it in the comments section. Or email me a link to your good read and maybe I’ll highlight your post on my next good read series.