Top tips for building passive income in 2023

Some people do a web search on passive income, just to see what ideas pop up. I’m one of them and I see queries like: “What’s the fastest way to earn passive income?” That worries me a bit, and it makes me think of my number one rule when I try to build up some […]

3 ‘boring’ shares I was excited to buy!

My wife and I have been waiting patiently for many weeks, armed with a watchlist of shares to buy. At long last, and after much bureaucracy and paperwork, we finally received our cash windfall this month. Within days, we had invested a large chunk of this bonanza into cheap shares. And then, of course, the […]

With just a 2% payout, here’s why I rate this dividend stock highly!

When reviewing any dividend stock, it is easy to be lured in by a high yield. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it would be the best option to boost my passive income stream. I’m more interested in shares that pay a regular dividend, and have potential to grow this consistently. With that in mind, one […]

I just bought these FTSE 100 shares for juicy income!

So far, August has been a cruel month for shareholders of FTSE 100 companies. At end-July, the Footsie closed a whisker below 7,700 points. As I write on Friday afternoon, the UK’s blue-chip stock index stands at 7,231.29. In other words, the FTSE 100 has lost around 6.1% of its value — or roughly £128bn […]

Next Avenue: ‘It often gets me through the day’: How retirement communities can improve social connections through technology

This article is reprinted by permission from In 2014, the Windsor Park retirement community made headlines because of an innovative intergenerational program called “Speaking Exchange.” This program was started by a language school in Liberdade, Brazil, and the agency FCB Brazil to connect teens and older Americans via web chats at Windsor Parkin Chicago. The goal was […]