Should I Sell Schlumberger (SLB)?

This morning, I was updating my portfolio sipping on a nice, warm cup of coffee updating my portfolio with all the madness/dividend income that has trickled in so far in March.  There is a reason why the third quarter of the month is everyone’s favorite dividend month, right?   After re-reading Lanny’s article about updating you portfolio’s P/E Ratio on a regular basis, I became inspired to review one of the stocks that I have considered selling for a while now.  I’ve been debating if the stock still fits the characteristics I look for in a dividend growth stock, so I thought today would be a perfect day to re-run Schlumberger (SLB) through the Dividend Diplomats Stock Screener and see if action is necessary.

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Milestones is part of being a Dividend Investor

Hello everyone!  Bert and I are staring at the finish line of our busy season right now, but we are still trying to pump out articles when we can.  What better things that get us pumped up then hitting milestones with our investing that we do.  We know how excited each and everyone one of us gets when we hit a new milestone.  However, I don’t think anyone has really stopped to think and has said – being a dividend investor brings a plentiful milestones along the way.  Check out what I’m talking about.

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Bert’s February Dividend Income Summary

Does time fly or what?  With a blink of an eye, February  flew by.  I cannot believe that we are already two months through 2017!   With each passing month, it is time to take a look at our family’s combined dividend income total for the month of February now that we are reporting our consolidated finances.   2017 is all about progress, so let’s see the results for the shortest month of the year;  time to check out my February Dividend Income Summary!dividend income Continue reading

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Watching My Portfolio Cruise Past $100k

This post has been a long time coming.  Part of the reason I have waited so long to publish the fact that my individual portfolio has crossed the $100k mark is that i wanted to make sure that I was past this mark permanently.  Well, I finally reached that point last week and wanted to share with all of you that I had finally crossed $100k and am staring comfortably at a six figure individual stock portfolio.   I wanted to share some thoughts and observations from my journey to $100k with all of you

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Lanny’s February Dividend Income Summary

Busy season is two months down and thank God it’s a short month, as these are the dog days of them all.  However, what makes this month fun is that we close out a month of dividend income earlier and start to step into the iconic March dividend income.  Cleveland has been a bit of a whirlwind as of late – it was 75 degrees and now it’s back into the 20’s.  Talk about getting sick with the climate change!  On a stock note – the market, this month, has been up almost 3% in the last 30 days, ending February 24th.  This has definitely sidelined me from making dividend stock purchases, killing me!  Let’s see what February has brought me in regards to dividend income.

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