The Diplomats’ April Side Hustle Report

Another month is in the books and the NBA playoffs are in full swing.   Each month, after working our “9-5” that is anything but that, we do whatever we can to side hustle and earn a few extra dollars.   We are as motivated as ever to earn every extra penny we can and truly make every dollar count!   April was no different and we emerged with busy season with a little more time to side hustle.  Did the extra time translate into greater income?  Let’s find out.  Here is our April Side Hustle report.

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April Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

With 4 months down, there is one trend that the two of us are seeing everywhere.  The dividend growth community is kicking some serious butt this year!  Dividend stocks continue to announce strong dividend increases while the consumer staple stock industry is still offering some great value (as evidenced by the fact we both purchased Pepsi this month).   One of our favorite activities each month is reading blogger’s monthly dividend income summaries.  Why?  We both are extremely motivated by the hustle, hard work, and amazing results exhibited by so many in the dividend growth community.  So each month, we aggregate as many stories as we can into one article so we can share the results with all of you.  Here is the April installment of the Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers series! Continue reading

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Lanny’s Recent Stock Purchase – Pepsico (PEP)

I just couldn’t sit on the sidelines on a certain company any longer.  I saw Bert purchase a massive amount and then the dividend community was scooping up share, after share, after share.  The market was still bumpy this past week and I decided to make a purchase in the earlier parts.  I didn’t have as much capital, as I’d like to, but I did have a free trade credit at my disposal, that was going to expire in a few months.  therefore, i decided to put my capital to use and buy an undervalued dividend growth stock for the portfolio!  From reading the title to this article, you can only take a wild guess on what that company is.  Read further on the details of my recent dividend stock purchase!

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Bert’s April Dividend Income Summary

Here we go, here we go!  It is finally May and you know what that means….PLAYOFF BASKETBALL!  But that’s not what I’m excited about today.  One of my favorite part of turning the calendar is taking a few moments to see how I performed in the previous month.  After all, we are all obsessed with numbers and love charting our progress.  So naturally I LOVE putting together my April dividend income summary.  Let’s see the results!

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Lanny’s April Dividend Income Summary

One of the best months of dividend income to report.  As dividend investors, we love the quarter ends, due to being the most popular month, as well as an even better month for those that have mutual funds and/or ETFs.  The busy season is slowly slowing down, gosh I wish it would end, but dividend income always keeps me at least going for the time being.

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Bert’s Recent Buy – Pepsico (PEP)

Well, it looks like I had an itch that needed to be scratched after compiling my May dividend stock watch list.  After years of coveting this stock and patiently waiting on the sidelines for the right moment to strike, the purchase date finally arrived.   After all, how could I pass up the opportunity to purchase one of my “Always Buy” stocks?  Time to see why I finally initiated a position in Pepsico (PEP) in May!

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Is This A Dividend Investors Stock Market?

I hope that your stomach has felt the ups and downs this year.  The S&P 500 is pretty much flat year-to-date.  However, that doesn’t mean that there haven’t been amazing opportunities out there.  Opportunities that we haven’t seen in so fricken long, as dividend investors.  However, with all of the events occurring this year – tax reform, tariffs, earnings being released for quarter 1, interest rates rising and inflation starting to creep (gas, groceries, etc.), is this the right time to jump in on dividend stock opportunities?  I plan on talking about dividend stocks, where they are at today and comparing them to 5 year dividend yield averages.  When doing this, it may showcase opportunities out there.

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