Investing in Weedstocks to Reach Financial Independence

The following is a guest post from Save Stacks

There are many routes to financial independence. The average Joe works at his job for 30 years and ends up with a nice fat pension. Most people reading this blog are taking a different approach, to limit time in the work force. The most common methods are usually dividend investing or real estate to reach FI.  I’ve gone on a completely different path, investing in the newly forming MJ industry.

Start of My FI Journey

I started my FI journey like others, stumbling across a blog like this one. You end up catching the bug, thinking there is a different way of life than being a cubicle slave.

I was on the verge of buying a $70,000 truck, luckily I was saved just before making that mistake.  Instead I started buying my company stock options, which pay out a decent dividend. I was now obsessed with getting more dividend income.

Dividend stocks are awesome, paying you 5% per month and also gaining value at the same time. A lot of wealth has been generated from dividend stocks.  Kevin O’Leary from the Shark Tank only buys dividend paying stocks.

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5 Reasons Why Car Leasing is Better than Buying a New Car

The following is a guest post

Buying a brand-new car and getting a car lease are two totally different things, and both have their own pros and cons. There are a lot of things to consider, depending on your needs and wants. It’s a tough call, and you definitely want to make sure that you will make the right choice.

Car leasing has always been a popular choice for people who wants a car that they can use for a certain amount of time. This is for the people who doesn’t want a huge responsibility on their shoulders. Leasing was believed to be meant for corporate customers, but that was way back. Now, almost every car company offers car leasing to students and families.

Below are some of the reasons why car leasing can be a better choice than going all out and buying a new car.

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4 Easy Ways for Seniors to Grow Their Bank Accounts

The following is a guest post

The world has changed a lot since the good ol’ days. The average age of retirement keeps creeping up little by little every year. Many Americans have a tough time making ends meet on a daily basis, let alone finding ways to save for retirement. Luckily there are still ways you can make some cash on the side to stabilize your financial future. Here are 4 ways seniors can grow their bank accounts.

Part Time Job

This one might be the most obvious choice to earn some extra cash on this list; it might also be the least agreeable one. No one really wants to spend their golden years flipping burgers or holding in passive aggressive rage toward rude customers. Still, there is probably no better way of finding guaranteed income than a part-time service job even if it does sting a little.

It doesn’t have to be so bad though. If you have a computer and internet connection, you can make money. The amount of simple, at-home jobs you can find on the web is astounding. Some of them don’t even require you to do anything but surf the web. Check this great website out for all sorts of useful and sometimes wacky ways to make money from home

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The Benefits of DRIP and How To Use It

The following is a guest post from Dan@StockTrades.ca

Dividend stocks at one time or another will more than likely become the backbone of your investing portfolio. Especially in your later years, the passive income from your dividend investments can play a pivotal role in your retirement. But if you are a young aspiring investor with a keen eye on early retirement, what is the best thing to do with that dividend check? In my honest opinion, it’s setting up a DRIP plan.

So what exactly is a DRIP plan?

A DRIP, or dividend reinvestment plan is a system set up by your broker,company or financial institution to purchase more stocks with your dividend payouts. The shares are purchased in fractions if your dividend payout is not enough to purchase a whole share. The best way to imagine this is a bucket stopping a leak. Every time water “drips” into the bucket, it fills. Once the bucket is full, you’ve earned a share in that company. You dump the bucket out, and repeat the process.

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What You Should Know About Bitcoin

The following is a guest post

All of a sudden, Bitcoin seems to be one of the hottest topics in investing. It’s not exactly new because it first emerged several years ago and has been gaining attention and influence ever since. But in the last 12 to 18 months people certainly seem to be starting to take it more seriously. Specifically, some are starting to address the idea of buying Bitcoin to fund retirement.

Whether or not this is a good idea isn’t a question you can answer by reading one article. Like most any other type of investment, buying Bitcoin carries some risk, and it shouldn’t be done lightly. But Bitcoin should be evaluated at least, given its growing significance both as a currency and a commodity. Given that, here are a few things you should know about it.

What Is It?

If you’re not sure about the answer to this question, don’t worry. A lot of people are still a little unclear on the details. Bitcoin is a complex concept, but not one that’s necessarily difficult to grasp. Basically, it’s a brand new currency that exists solely in digital form. There’s a finite amount of Bitcoin that can be generated (only 21 million), and it’s initially acquired via a mathematical “mining” process. But most people don’t really need to know about that part. What you need to know is that once it’s been mined, Bitcoin is out in the world and can be traded and stored as digital wealth. You can literally buy it with your own currency and use it to purchase goods and services at participating merchants. Or, if you wish, store it away on a safe digital platform as an investment to be sold later.

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