It’s Good to be Diversified!

by Darwin on March 23, 2012

There have been a lot of ups and downs in my various income streams and some changes in risks and opportunities of late. A recent article at Yakezie (What Would You Do if a Major Income Source Went to Zero) made me think about this some more.  On the “real” job front, things seem to be pretty steady, but my salary increases aren’t meeting what my old assumptions were when the economy was booming (I realized my salary will never increase again in terms of real dollars).  On the real estate front, we’re having a bit of a challenge with some tenants looking to break a lease for next year (lots of advice and comments on how to handle).  Since these are full-year rentals, it’s not like a residential property where you’re empty for 2 months and you just find a new tenant – we may literally be empty for a full year!  On the blog front, things have been going pretty well over the years and I can’t complain about the side income, but so much success is dependent on mother Google and her search algorithms, which can change in an instant (and have!).  Lastly, our AutoCAD Outsourcing business is really taking off, so that may help fill some gaps in my other income streams once we start taking some distributions.

Are You Diversified?

With that in mind, here are some reads I enjoyed from the week, as well as a thanks to outlets that featured my content recently: – (funny) – Lessons Learned Growing up Rich

Zero HedgeOil Conundrum Explained

Arbor Investment – Operating Cash Flow Explained

Money Mamba – Expensive Clothes as an Investment

Money Crashers – Free Stuff You Should Take from Hotels

The Burning Platform – Asleep at the Wheel

Retire By 40 – Staying Productive While Working from Home

SquirrelersMonetize Anything!

Consumerism CommentaryPrenups for Cohabitants

Money ConeCompanies NOT to do Business With

Oblivious Investor – Changing Asset Allocation of Time

My Journey to MillionsWhat is an Elective Share?

Len PenzoDon’t Confuse Equal Opportunity with Equal Outcome

101 Centavos – Investing in Farmland

Sweating the Big Stuff – Company Trips – Best Perk Ever?

 ThousandaireTime to Legalize Pot

Investor Junkie2 Ways to Maximize Roth IRA Returns


Carnival of Personal Finance

Yakezie Carnival

Carnival of Retirement

Canadian Finance Carnival

Carnival of Financial Planning

Self-Directed Retirement Carnival

Carnival of Personal Finance

Totally Money

Carnival of Personal Finance

Best of Money

Carnival of Wealth

Carnival of Financial Planning

Carnival of Personal Finance

Carnival of Financial Comraderie

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