Wednesday, December 26, 2007

the moneygardener... gearing up for 2008

Over the moneygardener's brief 8 month history I have written about several money-related topics, not limited to stocks, dividends, personal finance, net worth, saving money, consumerism, and energy use. I am expecting 2008 will be a great, first-full year for the moneygardener.

Below are the top 10 reasons why 2008 will be a breakthrough year for the moneygardener:

10. My wife is on maternity-leave as of Dec. 1, 2007, so now as much as ever we'll really need to be smart with our finances, allowing for a focus on frugality.. (is that a word?)

9. I am currently reading 'The Four Pillars of Investing' by William Berstein. Next, I plan to read several more personal finance and investing books to be pondered, and discussed. I also might talk about some strengths, weaknesses, and good ideas from the books I've already read.

8. We have a new little member of the family on the way any day now...this should provide for many financial related adventures that could turn into posts...

7. One word, sub-prime.

6. Without giving anything away....there could be some more give-aways this year! (whoops I guess that was a bit of an oxymoron).

5. Non-Registered Portfolio as well as Net Worth updates should start getting more interesting as we've built a good base to work from in 2007...

4. Our goals are all set, now we just need to work toward them, how will we do...?

3. I'll welcome at least one Guest Poster early in 2008.

2. I'm going to start profiling more dividend paying stocks, and introduce some new names that you don't hear much about. I only buy a stock if it is trading at reasonable value or preferably less than that....I'll always give you the details on my version of value....

1. I received a great new office chair for Christmas....very comfy indeed!


Jake said...

Great read. I wish the best for you and your wife. A little one is such a wonderful event. Keep up the good work. I look forward to more analysis.

Jake (The Dividend Investing Blog)

Anonymous said...

2008 looks to be an exciting, challenging year for you. (The best earplugs are sold at Loblaws-ha!)
Seriously, your writing is much appreciated.
Best of luck!


4Life said...

Congratulations! A little one will change your life for the better (though it may not always seem that way:). I look forward to reading your posts in 2008.

Best Wishes,

FourPillars said...

Looking forward to it!

Good luck with the little one.


FinancialJungle said...

Congrat, MG. I'm excited for you on your upcoming arrival. I've got to ask you this. What would you do if your child aspires to become a Technical Analyst?

I'm looking forward to item #2. BTW, I looked up your Garmin pick in the FWF contest. Financial statements look fantastic!!! I almost fell off my office chair (not as comfy as your). Both top and bottom line are flying without diluting shares, and the business is debt-free.

MG said...

FJ, Thanks. I'll think we'll worry about potty training first...

With repect to GRMN, they have a lot of competition but GPS and related item sales growth should explode over the next while.

I would expect that in 5 years you won't be able to buy a car without one installed.