Lanny’s December Dividend Stock Watch List

It’s beginning to look a lot like “investmas”, as the dividend stocks are on this DD’s radar!  I am attempting to sleigh ride my capital, making my list and checking it twice, as I’m trying to find out if the dividends are naughty or nice.  Yes, I had to throw that in there for the Christmas spirit, but there are a lot of interesting opportunities out there for my portfolio!  The cold weather has not only been hustling it’s way in, but also has chilled down the stock market in certain areas.  Come on in and read more on who is on my Dividend Stock Watch List this Holiday Season!

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How 20 Minutes of Price Shopping Saved Me $360 on Our New Couch

My wife and I moved into our house at the beginning of September.  Finally, nearly three months later, we were able to solve the most controversial purchase and topic of discussion….our new couch.  I cannot explain why, but we visited an insane number of furniture stores, sat on hundreds of couches, and could never find one that we both loved.  Finally, though, after these three very long months, we found “the one.”  I wanted to share the story about how a few simple tricks saved me almost $375 on our new could. The best part, it took less than a half hour to save some serious cash.

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October Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

We are back at it again it again folks.  Another month is in the books and you know what that means, right?  Time for our favorite article of the month!  Each month, we compile as many dividend income summary articles and stories as we can into one monthly summary so we can all share in this wonderful communities successes and motivate each other to keep on pushing it to the limit.   Last month, the community crushed it and our summary showed that 44 bloggers received over $25,000 in dividend income.  Insanity, right?  So here is the million dollar question…could we do better in October?  Let’s find out!  Time to check out our October dividend income summary from YOU, the bloggers.

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How Peanutbutter, Bananas and Oats are a Recipe for Financial Success

In this day and age, where peer pressure, marketing and temptation are around us to spend money, there has always been my one “go to” to keep myself in financial check.  Food typically is a higher expense on a monthly budget and I have found a recipe for success that works for me, to keep that expense category down through the majority of a month.  How do I keep this significant line item in check?  One of my recipes for financial success boils down to nothing other than peanutbutter, bananas and oats!  What am I talking about?  Let’s dive into the fun details to see where I am coming from with this trifecta of awesomeness.

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Bert’s November Dividend Stock Watch List

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are looming folks.  While others will spend hours upon hours waiting in line to capture those “Doorbusters,”  I’ll be engaging in a different form of shopping.  Shopping for dividend growth stocks!   Each month, Lanny and I will put together a short list of stocks that have caught our attention and are strong contenders to be purchased when the timing is right.   I’m hungry to add some forward dividend income to my portfolio this week, so let’s dive right in and see which stocks are on my November dividend stock watch list.

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House Project Lessons – Refinishing Your Hardwood Floors Affordably

Finding the right person to refinish our hardwood floors was not an easy process, that’s for sure.  I spent a lot of hours scouring the internet searching for the perfect company.  I read countless reviews, scrolled through hundreds of pictures, read dozens of blog articles about how to affordably refinish our hardwood floors.  So I wanted to share some tips from our experience or knowledge I learned throughout the process to help others that are looking to have a similar project performed on their house without breaking the bank. Continue reading

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