I think I set a pretty good mix of goals this year. The financial ones will be real stretches to hit. The personal ones will take commitment over time. And the 5th goal will take a mix of creativity and commitment coupled with a bit of luck. How have I done in hitting these marks through the first quarter?
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
This morning, Kraft and Heinz announced plans to merge their businesses. The new company will be one of the top three North American food brands by sales. Kraft shareholders will get 1 share of the new entity PLUS a special dividend of $16.50/share and a commitment to maintain the current KRFT dividend (with growth) going forward. As a KRFT shareholder, I love this kind of merger!
Friday, March 20, 2015
I've been on the hunt for bargains (or even relative bargains) out in the stock market lately. It's been tough! The typical list of dividend-payers trades at crazy valuations for the likely return. Sure, buying such quality companies is likely to turn out as a good idea over time regardless of valuation, but I'm trying to stack the odds of earning great returns in my favor.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Though the first quarter of 2015 is nearly in the books, I never set goals for 2015. I was a bit distracted with my new baby girl and prepping the house for her and my wife's baby shower. Though I had a mixed bag of results in achieving my goals in 2014, it was still a great year. 2015 looks promising, but what are my goals?