Combining My Health Savings Accounts and Adding Dividend Income Along the Way

There are always fun wrinkles when you change employers.  You cross your fingers and hope they have the same 401k brokerage, the same Health Savings Account provider, and same health insurance provider to make things easy.  Unfortunately for me, I struck out on all three.  After receiving my second HSA card in the mail a few months ago, I quickly became annoyed with having two accounts.  So I decided to look into this further and determine if I should keep two separate Health Savings Accounts or combine the two accounts.

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The Impact of Dividend Increases through December of 2018

When talking about dividend increases, this is us talking about dividend investing, at it’s finest!  Given another quarter-end had recently passed, I wanted to reflect on what occurred over the last full-year.  I do not mean just any old reflection, but I am going to be specifically talking about dividend increases and their impact on my portfolio this year.  Tax reform has been rewarding, as companies have been sending portions of the cost savings to their shareholders.

 

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Bert’s December Dividend Income Summary – A New Record!

Well, 2019 is off to quite the start isn’t it?  The market madness that ended the year continued into the beginning of 2019.   Looks like we should expect a fun 2019 after all!   For the last time this year, it is time to review my previous month’s dividend income and assess my performance.   This one was exciting and I had a hunch that a record was looming.  The results were tallied and my thoughts were confirmed.   Time to dive into my December dividend income summary!

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Lanny’s Stock Purchases December 16th Through December 31st

2018 is over and I know there are many of us that have been able to make intense investments, when the market had turned south in December.  Though the temperature and the overall market are getting cold, the dividend portfolios are staying hot!  It’s now time to check out my dividend stock purchases over the last two weeks of December!

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Lanny’s December Dividend Income Summary

Here comes dividends, here comes dividends, right down Lanny’s investing lane!  Yes, I had to throw a Christmas cheer to the biggest dividend month of them all!  It’s been a fast month, with family, work, year-end and a lot of late nights/early mornings.  Grab that cup of coffee and let’s see if I was on the naughty or nice list, in terms of the dollar amount of dividends I received this December! Continue reading

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Bert’s Stock Purchases – December 2018

Wow, has December been a crazy month in the stock market to say the least.  Lanny has taken advantage of some of the craziness and put some capital to work and so have I.  There have been some frustrating moments for me (I’ll describe those later in the article).  But overall, I was excited to grab some stocks at a discount and continue to build my forward dividend income.  Luckily, my account was still eligible for free trades and I was able to engage in a lot of small trades.  With a fresh cup of coffee in hand, I’m ready to summarize the stock purchases.  Let’s dive right in!

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Expected Dividend Increases in January 2019

Wow.  I had to take a second to stop when I typed the title of this article out.  I cannot believe it is already 2019.  Time continues to fly by and before I know it, I’ll be turning 30 in July.  2018 was such an incredible year for dividend investing and it was unique to watch from a investor’s perspective.  We started with the incredible surprise dividend increases at the beginning of the year and ended with a turbulent market (to say the least).  Lanny and I were talking about it, but I can’t remember the last time there were so many wild swings on daily basis.  But as always, we are prepared and ready to take a methodological approach to investing.   I’m starting to ramble, so let’s get back to the task at hand. Each month, we do our best to highlight as many companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase that month.  Since we love dividend increases and follow them so closely, we love trying to share the news with you!   Here is our listing of expected dividend increases in January 2019!

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