Company name Republic Airways Holdings Inc.
Stock ticker RJET
Live stock price [stckqut]RJET[/stckqut]
Confident Investor Rating Poor

The following company description is from Google Finance:

Republic Airways Holdings Inc. is a holding company. The Company offers scheduled passenger services through its wholly-owned operating air carrier subsidiaries: Chautauqua Airlines, Inc. (Chautauqua), Shuttle America Corporation (Shuttle), Republic Airline Inc. (Republic Airline) and Frontier Airlines, Inc. (Frontier). As of December 31, 2011, its operating subsidiaries offered scheduled passenger service on 1,483 flights daily to 132 cities in 42 states, Canada, Mexico, and Costa Rica under Frontier operations as Frontier and through fixed-fee code-share agreements with AMR Corp., the parent of American Airlines, Inc. (American), Continental Airlines, Inc. (Continental), Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Delta), United Air Lines, Inc. (United), and US Airways, Inc. (US Airways). The Company took delivery of eight A320 aircraft, two E190 aircraft, placed into service three A319 aircraft, sold five A318 aircraft, four of which have remained in the fleet under sale leaseback agreements.
Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I do not think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in this stock. It is not possible to confidently invest in a company that is not currently profitable.

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Being a confident investor implies that you have enough money to invest. I am constantly getting requests from my site or via Twitter regarding how to get started investing. Many people appear to understand that it is important to invest but do not currently have the funds to do it.

If you read my book, The Confident Investor, you will learn that I recommend that you take 10% of your income out of your paycheck and move it to a separate savings account for investment purposes. I have also discussed this concept on this site. This 10% comes out before you spend a single dime on expenses. You are effectively cutting your income by 10%.

To cut your income by 10%, you will likely need to cut your expenses by at least that much. Recently, I read an article on CNN about the 10 biggest money wasters. These might be areas to consider for you:

  1. ATM Fees
  2. Lottery tickets
  3. Gourmet coffee
  4. Cigarettes
  5. Infomercial impulse buys
  6. Brand-name groceries
  7. Eating out
  8. Unused gym memberships
  9. Daily internet deals
  10. Bundled cable or phone services

In each of the above, CNN explains the common waste and suggests a way to save the money. Following all of these suggestions (if you were guilty of all of them) would probably knock of $50-100 per week. $100 per week means $5,000 per year towards your investment portfolio.