Aggressively Pursuing a Dream, the Roundup

I hope everyone had a wonderful week of investing and pursuing their financial dreams! Having had my first full week as a live blog has been exciting and I am looking forward to a long and productive future! My primary goal of this site is to develop a permanent record of my investments, while … [Read more...]

Brokerage Comparison – Basic Options Trading Costs

In my first options post I detailed the cost of my first options trade: a $9.71 fee for an INTC covered call with a total premium of $26, netting me a $16.29 premium. Wow! Just over 37% of my entire premium eaten by trading costs! Naturally, once realizing that I would be doing some more options … [Read more...]

Trades – Safeway Inc (SWY) Put


The morning of February 11, 2013, I sold one put contract for Safeway, Inc. (SWY). As a dividend challenger, my expectation is that SWY will continue to maintain or increase their payout, and have the room to do so. Safeway currently has a payout ratio of less than 40%. With a quarterly dividend of … [Read more...]

Trades – Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO) Put


Just before the end of close on Friday, February 8, 2013, I sold my first put, selling one contract for Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO). With all of my options trades, I only make them if I desire to own the underlying position, with CSCO being a company I desire to hold long-term. Without a long … [Read more...]

Trades – My First Option Contract – Intel Corporation (INTC) Covered Call

I will be the first to admit it; I am a rookie at options trading. No doubt about it! But learning is the name of the game. I have learned a tremendous amount by reading the options trading posts by All About Interest, Passive Income Pursuit, and Brick by Brick Investing. My foundation for investing … [Read more...]

Write Your Own Reality – The Start

Who am I? As a 28-year-old (yikes!) who has stumbled his way through life thus far, finding a means to consistently track my path towards financial redemption, prosperity, and ultimately independence, has led me to create this blog. You see, I love investing. It occupies my mind constantly. Be … [Read more...]