I’m Obsessed With These 62 Bargain Finds On Amazon That All Make Great Gifts

If you’re on a tight budget, it might be a good idea to skip the lavish gifts in favor of more affordable options this year. Speaking from personal experience, “expensive” does not always equate to “best.” Sometimes the most useful gifts can also be very affordable — especially when you’re shopping on Amazon. The trick to finding a great gift at a bargain price is to look for products that make your life easier. Think about how many times you’ve gotten up late at night to use the bathroom, only to stumble around in the dark. If you had a motion-activated toilet night light, this wouldn’t be a problem. Or, if you’re tired of your hands smelling like fish and garlic while you cook, there’s even an odor-absorbing stainless steel bar of reusable “soap” I’ve included — and it’s only $12. Not only can you find those items in here, but there’s also a pack of gorgeous Himalayan salt candleholders, a handy grilling wok, and even a pair of Bluetooth headphones. Sure, an expensive gift may look flashier, but how much use are you really going to get out of it? When it comes to discovering affordable, useful gifts,...

Are Stocks In The Non-Energy Minerals Sector Investable? Part 13

The examples presented in the video clearly illustrate that operating results are more important and relevant than shorter-term stock price volatility. I have never believed in investing in a stock with only the hope that it might go up or that it might pay me an attractive dividend. The Non-Energy Minerals Sector is mostly comprised of very cyclical and typically commodity-based companies. Consequently, very few companies in this sector offer the consistency and predictability that prudent and/or conservative investors might require. As a result, I personally tend to eschew investing in companies in this sector. In addition to the general cyclical nature of their businesses, income seeking investors might also note the unpredictability and/or reliability of their dividend income streams. Nevertheless, this series of articles is presented with the objective of covering all the sectors that FactSet reports on. Therefore, it is only appropriate that I cover all the sectors comprised of individual stocks. However, I do want to be clear that this sector is not one that I consider appropriate for prudent long-term investing. With that said, more active investors might find trading op...