Amazon Prime Now

I assume by now most people have heard of Amazon Prime Now but if you haven’t you should check it out. Prime Now is where you click a few buttons and things appear at your door in under two hours.  Talk about the ultimate lazy man’s dream.  I have used this in a pinch for a few things and it is awesome – the future is here.  You can click here to see if they deliver to your area and they’re even offering $10 off your first order.

Dogs of the Dow (guest submission from J.M.)

Dogs of the Dow  is an investment strategy popularized by Michael B. O’Higgins in 1991, which proposes that an investor annually select for investment the ten Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) stocks whose dividend is the highest fraction of their price.

Proponents of the Dogs of the Dow strategy argue that blue-chip companies do not alter their dividend to reflect trading conditions and, therefore, the dividend is a measure of the average worth of the company; the stock price, in contrast, fluctuates through the business cycle. This should mean that companies with a high yield, with a high dividend relative to stock price, are near the bottom of their business cycle and are likely to see their stock price increase faster than low-yield companies.

Read more about the investing strategy here.

Audible 

As you know I’m a big fan of podcasts.  Another thing to pass the time during your commute (or on the treadmill or bike) is audible.com.  They have over 180,000 books to choose from so you’re sure to find something you’ll like.  For those who haven’t tried audio books before, they’re surprisingly interesting and before you know it you’re hooked.  They are offering your first book free during a 30 day trial ($15/month after 30 days, cancel anytime).

Quote: “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”