Monday, March 19, 2018

My Tax Lien Investment Adventure

I used to go to those “get rich quick” seminars every year or so as I wanted to see what the latest money making schemes were being foisted upon the American public, and they would give me some ideas for articles. I have a friend who was  big fan of these events and was able to drag me along every once in a while.
Usually these conferences would last for a few hours and have three different presenters, each one lasting about an hour long, and at least one real estate related. So for one of the ones I attended, the first was how to flip houses, the second was trading with stock options, and the third, make money with tax liens.
The tax liens that were referred to in this event are county government liens against real estate where the property tax is past due. When the property owner fails to pay the taxes that are due, a tax lien certificate is issued. Investors can buy the tax lien certificates through auctions and can earn outrageously high interest rates of potentially 16%, 18%, 24%, or possibly 36% on their tax liens. The property owners are required to pay the back taxes plus the interest or they can lose their property to the tax lien owner.
The states that offer tax liens are as follows:
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Wednesday, March 07, 2018

How to Invest Like a Billionaire

Do you want to be a billionaire? If so, maybe you should invest in the companies that made the billionaires so rich.

Forbes Magazine has just come out with its latest billionaires list. Seven out of the top ten billionaires have founded and/or are the head of companies that are publicly traded, providing investors with a selection of stocks to invest in.

The following is a list of the billionaires and their stocks.
RankNameNet WorthCompanySymbol
#1Jeff Bezos$112 BAmazonAMZN
#2Bill Gates$90 BMicrosoftMSFT
#3Warren Buffett$84 BBerkshire HathawayBRKA
#4Bernard Arnault$72 BLVMHLVMH
#5Mark Zuckerberg$71 BFacebookFB
#7Carlos Slim Helu$67.1 BAmérica MóvilAMX
#10Larry Ellison$58.5 BOracleORCL

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Stocks Going Ex Dividend in March 2018

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Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called ‘Buying Dividends,’ also commonly referred to as ‘Dividend Capture.’ This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend.
This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets. In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can’t sell the stock until after the ex date.
The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.

Bank of America Corporation (BAC)3/1/20180.12
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT)3/1/20180.15
Pepsico, Inc. (PEP)3/1/20180.805
Jack In The Box Inc. (JACK)3/2/20180.4
Kellogg Company (K)3/2/20180.54
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Fact (RMCF)3/5/20180.12
Home Depot, Inc. (HD)3/7/20181.03
Coca-Cola Company (KO)3/14/20180.39
Nasdaq, Inc. (NDAQ)3/15/20180.38
The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn’t show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at or Most of the lists are free.
Dividend definitions: Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.
Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.
Record date: the day when you must be on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.
Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.
Don’t forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.
Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Learn More About Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

Some of you may know nothing about bitcoin and blockchain. Some of you may have already invested in the cryptocurrencies. In either case, learning more is always beneficial.
The Crypto Invest Summit is a great opportunity to learn more. The Crypto Invest Summit will present the top speakers in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space on two stages and will be the largest crypto expo space in the world. The presentations, pitches, educational panels and fireside chats will run for two days with top industry leaders.
The event will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center at 1201 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles from Monday, April 30, 2018, 6:00 PM to Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 6:00 PM.
Currently, you can get tickets at a discount price if you order before February 28. Get tickets soon, because they are expected to sell out fast. You can get tickets HERE. Remember, order before the end of this month.