Our strategy is to invest in dividend growth stocks. So much of our emphasis on this website is finding companies that have demonstrated their ability to grow their dividend over time. If you don’t believe us, check out the three pillars of our infamous Dividend Stock Screener! But as I continue to monitor and review our portfolio, there is one stock that jumps off the page at me. That company is Schlumberger (SLB). No, it isn’t because the company hasn’t increased their dividend in several years. It is because I am asking myself a much more tragic question after reviewing the numbers closely. Is Schlumberger’s dividend safe?
June was an odd month for many reasons. One will become apparent later in the article. The other reason…it flew by. In the blink of an eye, it’s July. Lanny continues to do amazing things on his financial front and I’m doing my best to follow suit. June had some nice progress. Let’s review my June Dividend Income Summary.
Today, I wanted to put on paper and provide details to the plan I have to re-finance my mortgage on my house! This is not a 100% certain action that I am taking, but the mortgage rate market is dropping low enough for me to look into, run the analysis on the numbers and potentially re-finance the mortgage.
Ah, dividend increases. The name of the game for dividend growth investors. The statistic that we all watch and monitor SO closely. In fact, the two of us obsess over it. So each month, I put together a listing of companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase. Dividend growth has slowed this year and it is a little frustrating. But that doesn’t mean we are going to stop watching closely. Here is out listing of expected dividend increases in July!
Used cars are something of a conundrum. On the one hand, they represent an outstanding opportunity for bargain motoring. After all, the second owner always gets to take advantage of the depreciation hit.
Another month towards financial freedom. Can you taste it? I know I am starting to. However, though sweet the taste this is, it’ll be very “sweet” once the dividend income trumps all expenses in a given month. We are not quite there yet, but in time, this will happen. Proof has been in the pudding, as you’ve seen throughout the years of writing articles, and May is no different.
Typically, each month we summarize dividend increases in a monthly article. But this month, the Big Banks deserve some special attention. At the end of June, bank after bank began announcing large dividend increases. Therefore, in this article, I am going to discuss some of the largest increases, along with the event that prompted the dividend increases.