What a journey it has been so far. Last week, after a sudden drop in earnings, Target’s price fell and I swooped up an additional 30 shares of the major retailer. Now, I own 80 freaking shares and couldn’t be happier. But the good great news didn’t stop there. No, that investment also put me over a milestone that I have been eyeing for a few months now. This last purchased pushed my forward dividend income over the $3,000 mark and you know what, there is no turning back now. How did I get to this point? Let’s take a look!
Two months ago was my last individual stock purchase. The market was showing signs of distress and on Thursday, August 28th, a purchase was made. This has been a familiar face to not just me, but both dividend diplomats and the price was right for an additional purchase. The position I further enhanced was primarily due to industry knowledge, yield and direction financial institutions are heading. Let’s find out why I purchased more shares in Citizens and Northern (CZNC)! Continue reading →
It feels good to step off the sidelines and buy a stock considering the market has been on a tear for the last few months. Slowly and surely, I was stashing cash aside waiting for the right opportunity to strike. On this day, I received a message from Lanny in the morning that was short and to the point. “Target…may be time to buy.” I had just woke up at this time (I was in a timezone two hours behind), but I knew that message meant that something big happened with Target’s stock that caused the price to drop. When I read the text, I didn’t realize it, but Target was falling after their most recent earnings release. The time was right, so let’s see I decided to purchase additional shares of Target this week.
One can never predict the market. That is one fact that we know about the stock market. Not one individual knows what the price will close on for any given day, for any given stock. I read an article the other day and it made me smirk – there has never been one person to buy a stock at it’s absolute lowest point only to sell it at it’s absolute highest point. This is why I don’t try to time or predict the market.
Welcome back! After the first two posts, I can see now the heat coming from the articles and the insight that individuals are also providing through their comments. We all want to save on taxes, reduce the liability, invest more money and keep more of that money, which we earn through our sources of income. Here we are… Part 3 to reduce taxes and invest MORE. This is possible everyone, VERY possible. The first portion of my strategy was to maximize my 401(k) with my employer, which will result, in this first year, a savings of OVER $5,000 and the second portion of the strategy led to tax savings of over $1,000 MORE! However, as you guessed it, it does NOT end there.
July dividend income figures may not pack the same punch and dollar amounts that June has to offer, but that doesn’t mean that we all weren’t making moves and CRUSHING IT during July. Almost every dividend income report we read during the month saw some form of major progress, personal records, or discussed how movers were made to increase future dividend income! To echo the point we made last month, we are doing everything we can to get through as many dividend income articles as we can each month. If you aren’t included in our monthly summary, it doesn’t mean we didn’t read your article and your exclusion is definitely not personal. It is just a time thing! With that being said, it is time to check out our July Dividend Income summary from all of YOU in the dividend growth investing community.
November 2012 marked a big change in my life . During that month, I lost my “dumb phone” on a flight to St. Louis (still haven’t figured out how I managed to do that) and upgraded to my first smartphone. For the longest time, I fought off the smartphone craze, saying things like “I don’t need it,” “I can live just fine without having the internet at my fingertips,” and “I don’t want to be one of those people addicted to their phones.” Well, after I left the airport and realized I didn’t have my phone in my pocket, that change I had been fighting for so long was forced upon me. Fast forward to summer 2016 and I was forced back into the “dark ages” for a week….I had to turn my data off! The good news here is that I am still alive to tell you all about it and I learned a lot about our addiction to data during these “troubling” times. I wanted to share this experience with you all, but please note the references to “struggling” or “tough times” or any other dramatic phrase have a major sarcastic undertone to it!