Category Archives: How-To

How to Start Your Dividend Investing (DI) Journey

All beginner investors have a dilemma and high level of anxiety that many so-called experts fail to comprehend and empathize with. When I started my FI journey in late 2011, I had a steep learning curve and diving into area of personal investing was not easy at-all as it was never taught to me formally. After all, you are putting your hard-earned money to task and never know whether you are getting into some sort of Ponzi scheme and really need something that will grow your money.

I’m of the mold of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and therefore started a journey of learning about investments with full devotion. I read many-2 investment books with big names like Benjamin Graham’s Intelligent Investor, William Berstein’s Four Pillars of Investing, Your Money or Your life, The Millionaire Next Door, etc. and tried to learn: “What to buy” and “How to buy” stocks to get financially independent (FI).  Read more.

How to track your Tax Refunds – 3 Easy Steps

This is the tax season and tax returns are being filed during this time of the year with April 15th as the deadline, unless extensions are applied for. While talking to some of my colleagues, I told them that you can track your refunds but they did not know about it. So, I decided to write this post to help folks who want to check the status of their refund. Here you go. Read more.