Three Frugal Habits to Save on Energy All Year

We all know this is the time of the year, especially for us Northerners, Easterners and Mid-Westerners, when the weather can be all over the place, similar to the stock market.  We literally had record-setting freezing temperatures, where if you were outside for minutes, frostbite would occur.  Only to have 60+ degree weather and be able to be outside with shorts and a t-shirt.  The topic of energy preservation, frugality and saving money really hit home from this, as well has assisting a few families on how they can save, each and every month.  Therefore, it’s time to list out THREE EASY habits to introduce, if not already, that will reduce energy and money, each and every month!

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Bert’s Recent Purchase – AbbVie (ABBV)

On most occasions, us Diplomats are on the same page with stock purchases.  Since we are always sharing our thoughts, ideas, and analyses, chances are that if one Diplomat purchases a stock, there is a good chance the other one did as well.   This happened when the two of us initiated a position in ABBV in the fourth quarter and it happened once again in January when ABBV’s price fell through the floor.  Lanny wrote out his purchase of ABBV and WRK this week, and now it is my turn.  Here is why I added to ABBV!

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A Case For DowDuPont In Your Dividend Portfolio?

DowDuPont’s revenue reached $86 billion in 2018, crushing 2017 totals by $79.5 billion (pro forma figures).

Earnings per share for DowDuPont up 40%, from $1.18 per share (pro forma) to $1.66, from 2017 to 2018.

In the last quarter of 2018, cash flow from operations showed almost a 25% growth from the last quarter of 2017, a preview of expectations for 2019.

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Lanny’s Stock Purchases January 16th Through February 1st

I am happy to see the Polar Vortex didn’t take anyone down, I hope.  We are a full month down and it was nice opening February up on a Friday, as I was able to squeak a purchase in on that day.  What’s wild, though, is we have gone from devastating cold temperatures, to running outside in shorts a few days later.  Thank you OHIO!  Well, enough about the weather, it’s now time to check out my dividend stock purchases over the last two weeks of January and first day in February!

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Bert’s January Dividend Income Summary

I’m writing this article in the final minutes of the Super Bowl.   This wasn’t the most exciting game to watch and there was a lot less scoring than anticipated.  It was nice to receive a dividend from the official halftime show sponsor, Pepsi, this month.  Luckily, even though the game wasn’t too exciting, that wasn’t the case with our January dividend income summaries.   Lanny kicked off our site’s dividend income summaries with an impressive $777 dividend haul.  Incredible results Lanny!  How lucky of a number is that by the way??  It is a tough mark to beat, but here is the question, could I possibly have topped him this month?

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Lanny’s January Dividend Income Summary

I’ll say it.  I am ready for winter to be over.  However, I’ll have to say something else.  Collecting dividends NEVER gets old!  This is what is keeping the warmth during January going, as we know how hard it is to step foot outside.  Cannot wait for the sun to shine a little brighter, as we reflect on our dividend income from the FIRST month of 2019!  Did we all start the year off with a bang?  Let’s see how I did and check out my January 2019 dividend income.

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