Why I Love Listening to Podcasts

Random topic, I know.  But over the last year, I discovered the wonderful world of podcasts.  I’ll be honest with you, it has been a game changer for me and I have learned some pretty cool stuff, listened to some awesome interviews, and discovered new interests that I never knew I had.   So naturally, I wanted to share my experience with all of you.  Best of all…it is free!microphone-639192_640

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The Most Important Dividend Metric in Difficult Times

I was laying in bed thinking of this day and age, the performance of companies and how critical attributes are in determining what is the absolute most important metric for a dividend stock you own.  I began reviewing the list of stocks that I currently own, you name it – Procter & Gamble (PG), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AT&T (T) and other big dividend aristocrats and I finally saw the trend of what made my stomach feel uneasy and what made it feel comfortable.  That metric was the payout ratio. Continue reading

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Dividend Diplomats Recent Buy – CZNC

The Dividend Diplomats were back at it again!  Yes, both of us purchased the same company approximately two weeks ago and we wanted to share the purchase article with you.  And yes, this is the second time we have both purchased a stock at the same time in 2016.   Due to both of being busy with work, traveling, vacations, festivity planning, etc.. we were taken away from writing this article closer to the date of the stock purchases we made.  Given that we are both Financial Institution auditors, we purchased a bank that is already friendly in our portfolio – Citizens & Northern (CZNC).  Time to cash in those checks for stock! Continue reading

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April Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

Here we go, here we go.  All, you know what this is about.  At the end of each month, we round-up as many dividend income summaries as we can and compile the results in an article.  We love reviewing everyones’ progress.  It is truly inspiring and it helps motivate us to continue pushing ourselves.  Time to check out how well everyone performed in April.  Let’s dive into our April dividend income summary from all of you in the Dividend Investing community!dividend income

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Lanny’s April Dividend Income Summary

1/3 of the way finished with the year.  Only 8 more months to go, NBA playoff basketball is going wild right now and I just returned from a vacation and am about to depart to be in one of my best friends wedding this afternoon.  April was a wild month to push through, but something tells me – I haven’t seen anything yet.  However, enough of hearing me talk about the past and what’s to come, let’s get into the real deal April dividend income summary!

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Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Stock Analysis (SWK)

I’m always on the hunt for a new, outstanding dividend growth stock to add to my portfolio or add to my next watch list.  To start this search, I pulled up a handy listing of Dividend Aristocrats and began digging away.  After some research, there was one stock that caught my eye and made my ears perk.  So you know what, I decided to perform a stock analysis on the company and see how well the company fit my portfolio.  That company is…Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK).  Let’s see how well the company performed when put through the Dividend Diplomats Stock Screener and a few other metrics!

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Bert’s April Dividend Income Summary

Another month bites the dust!  2016 is officially 33% over everyone!   The market began showing signs of weakness  towards the tail end of the month and it seems like every dividend investor had a collective sigh of relief.  There were two stocks that I have been big fans of for a while that finally had a nice pullback, so they earned a spot on my Watch List.  The don’t have the highest yield, but they are all star companies in their industry.  Let’s hope the slide continues for Visa and Starbucks.   Back to business, now that I have received my final April dividend income summary.

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