April Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

The month has closed and how fast time flies.  We are already more than a third into the 2019 calendar year.  Time is precious and dividend investors know the power of compounding starts and ends with time.  As time does pass, dividend checks don’t care what day it is, as the checks continue to flow in!  Now, it is time for the April installment of our dividend income from YOU the bloggers series!

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How Patience, Persistence, and Luck Helped Me Save Over $400 on Parking

I have found myself in a situation where I am paying for parking for work daily.   It has been years since I paid for parking.  My old employer covered our parking downtown and my other recent employer was in the suburbs.  In both situations, parking was an expense I didn’t have to worry about.   Situations and life changes quickly though.  With this new expense on the horizon, I set out to minimize it.  After all, as a Dividend Diplomat, we always try to make every dollar count.  Finding parking took a few weeks and was frustrating, but after a while, I found a heck of a deal.  The title of the article summarizes what happened.  But here is the story about how I was able to save over $400 a year on parking.

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The Impact of Dividend Increases through March of 2019

When talking about dividend increases, this is us talking about dividend investing, at it’s finest!  Given the first quarter-end had recently passed, I wanted to reflect on what occurred over the last 3 months.  This is not any old reflection, but specifically about dividend increases and their impact on my portfolio this year.  Now that tax reform was 2018 news, how are the dividend increases stacking up this year?

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Bert’s April Dividend Income Summary

May is off and running.  The market has had some very hot and very cold days.  It looks like there may be some more buying opportunities on the horizon (finally).   Before I get too excited looking ahead, let’s look back at April and see how dividend income I received.  Lanny kicked this off on our website in style, absolutely CRUSHING April by posting a 40%+ growth rate.   He is always a tough act to follow.  But I will do my best.  Here is my April Dividend Income Summary!

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Lanny’s April Dividend Income Summary

We know what time it is.  This is one of the best months to be a dividend investor, as we wrap up a quarter-end.  The market finished off an impressive note, closing up 13% for the year, thus far.  The weather is finally warming up, as I believe we reached 60 degrees one day or two in the month.  This was a fantastic month of investing and earning dividends, which truly shows the power of time and consistency pushes you forward.

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Expected Dividend Increases in May 2019

This month, let’s ignore the fluff and get right into it.  For those of you that are new, each month we discuss companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase before the calendar flips again.  We also summarize the previous month’s results.  There were a TON of dividend increases in April and we need to start summarizing them right away.  Here are the expected dividend increases in May 2019!

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Lanny’s Stock Activity Through April 30th

Can you smell it?  Yes, it’s earnings release seasons!  The time period where stocks can shake, rattle and roll with their prices on a daily basis.  Therefore, she made a dividend stock purchase for her account and we also made one for my portfolio.  It is time to dive in and see what move I made!

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