August Dividend Income From YOU the Bloggers!

The weather is starting to cool, the leaves are changing slightly and we wish everyone to be safe with the natural disasters occurring.  We are still on the dividend stock purchase spree, so the heat has still been up on that front!  Another month down, means another month where the community has crushed it for dividend income.  Our inspiration to push ourselves to invest every dollar we can comes from ALL OF YOU in the blogging community.  Each month, we read your income summaries to see how hard you are working to grow your income and relentlessly pursue financial freedom.   For those of you that are new followers, each month, we gather as many dividend income summaries from the community to share the results with all of you.  Here is the August installment of the Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers series!

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Bert’s Recent Buy – Kraft Heinz Company (KHC)

After an inspirational discussion with Lanny over the weekend, I was looking to come out of the gates firing on Monday.   I was excited for the opportunity to add to my portfolio.  “firing out of the gates” may not be the best way to describe this purchase.  Overall, it wasn’t the largest.  But I was excited for the chance to add some nice income and continue to build a position in my portfolio .  Here is why I added to my position in Kraft Heinz (KHC)!

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Lanny’s Stock Purchases – August 13th through September 9th

I have been on quite the buying spree lately and have made 7 investment purchases within a 4 week window that I’m excited to share with everyone.  The stock purchases may be within a company that was already in my dividend portfolio or this could be an entire new position.  The one common trait that they all share is fairly simple – the stock purchases all produce growing dividends and pay on a quarterly basis!

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Bert’s Recent Purchases – AT&T (T) and Dominion Energy (D)

This was a busy week.  After a month or so, my wife’s Roth IRA finally transferred from Capital One Investing to Ally Investing.  With this transfer came a sign-up bonus and free trades for 3 months.   So if you haven’t noticed, Lanny and I have been busy putting these free trades to work.  We’ve had plenty of small purchases!  When my wife’s account transferred over, there was some cash available from previous transfers and liquidated partial shares.  So I decided to put the money to work and add to two positions that she currently owned!

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Dividend Investing Made Easy Using an Automated Service

The following post is a guest blog post from one of our good friends and he offers a unique-alternative to the traditional form of dividend investing.  We don’t traditionally have these, but we always enjoy reading a different perspective and other avenues to take to become a dividend investor!  Please see the post below and we thought it could be for something of consideration:

As some of you might know, investing has been made far more accessible to the public through the rise of robo-advisors. Each of these companies have their own investing philosophy and use technology to select a mix of ETFs depending on their clients needs. This option is ideal for people who don’t have the time or expertise to do it successfully themselves, or simply do not have enough wealth to have it professionally managed. Companies like Betterment and Wealthfront have been creating portfolios for clients as early as 2008, so this approach is nothing too new.

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Bert’s August Dividend Income Summary

Labor Day is behind us and we are closing in on the final quarter of the year!  Fall is my favorite season.  The outdoors, changing leaves, football, playoff baseball, great food, bonfires….man I’m happy this season is here.    As with each month, we take a look at how we performed compare to last year to measure our growth, progress, and pursuit of good old financial freedom!  Here is my August dividend income summary folks.

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Lanny’s August Dividend Income Summary

Just when you thought summer was winding down, I am writing this in blistering heat out there – as it has just about touched 90 degrees here in Northeast Ohio.  Last month I said it was raining dividends, well this month – we are scorching dividends baby!  We are now EIGHT months down with FOUR monstrous months left to kick butt.  I have been spending even more time to see where things are looking, financially, and let’s just say it’ll be a grind through the end of the year.  Let’s grab that cup of coffee and see my August results!

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