Word of the week: DIVIDEND

Simply put in financial terms, a dividend is a payment to a shareholder/stock owner from the profits of it’s business. The most common ways dividends are issued are either in the form of a check or deposit to the owner or it can be re-invested into purchasing more shares.  Example: Boeing issues dividends on a…

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Keep the mortgage for a tax deduction?

example of itemized-deductions on fed form 1040

Should I keep the mortgage for a tax deduction? What are the benefits of keeping a mortgage versus paying it off early? Many say that investing money rather than paying down a mortgage will achieve a greater return. That theory does make sense, but it could be argued that you could invest a LOT more…

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Route Recap

It has been two days since we returned the car and said goodbye.  Of course the memories are going to last a lifetime but I’m going to journal my feelings here today. First of all: Thanks I want to thank all of you who followed this trip across this great land of ours.  I know…

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Day 08: Bonus Day

The pinnacle moment of our trip came in Funk’s Grove, IL. The attraction that brought our attention to this little town was nothing more than a sign on the interstate: Funk’s Grove Pure Maple Sirup. (You will just have to visit them yourself to find out why syrup is spelled with an “I”, or see…

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Day 07: Bridges

It seemed like all we did today was drive through Missouri and pass over really cool bridges. Rainbow Bridge (see below), Devil’s Elbow, and a few others that I can’t remember. Timm was walking the Devil’s Elbow Bridge when a delivery truck came barreling down the path. You knew it was coming, you couldn’t help…

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