Stan “The Man” Musial, Dividend Stock Investing, And The Inner Drive

Earlier this year, one of the most revered figures in St. Louis history died. If you are from the Midwest, or are a baseball fan of a certain age, you already know the person I’m talking about: Stan “The Man” Musial.

Describing his ball-playing abilities, Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick called Musial baseball’s “perfect warrior” and “perfect knight.” A look at some of his statistics can explain why: he won the MVP award in 1943, 1946, and 1948; he had 3,630 career hits (and equal number away and at home), 725 doubles, 177 triples (wow), and 475 home runs; he had a batting average above the .300 mark for sixteen straight seasons; he had a career batting average of .331; he was never ejected from a game in his entire career; he won the World Series in 1942, 1944, and 1946; he spent his entire career with the St. Louis Cardinals; and he played in 24 All-Star games. He also has some unique records such as five home runs in a double-header, and he hit six career home runs in All-Star game competition, a record that still stands.

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Do You Want A Duck Or A Lifetime Stream Of Income?

I was at Wal-Mart on Thursday when I came across this deer, duck, dog, and bear toilet-paper holders being sold for the price of $24.97. Whipping out my phone, I took this picture to share with y’all:

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Obviously, those little guys are awesome. Why would you want to live your entire life taking toilet paper from metal placeholders when you could get the goods specially delivered by a duck for the rest of your life?

A question like that deserves a thoughtful response.

While duck toilet-paper holders are admittedly awesome, I also like to remember that it’s awesome to be a part-owner in an excellent business that feeds me cold, hard cash every three months and usually raises that amount with the passage of time (the raises typically come once per year).

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