Expected Dividend Increases in June 2018

Another month is in the books in 2018.  It blows my mind that we are almost halfway through 2018.  Each month, I do my best to compile a list of companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase in the coming month.  While I can’t include every company in the article, I do my best to capture as many Dividend Aristocrats and other companies as possible.  Here is the next installment in our monthly series.  It is time to see which companies are expected to announce dividend increases in June!

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My Older Brother, His Finances, My Help, A Dream

I love my older brother.  I would do anything in the world for him.  I think, care and worry about him all of the time.  No, nothing is wrong, at all.  It’s not that kind of worry, so readers, please don’t, “worry”.  I always think about how great of a person he is and the potential taking on life, in full force, as he has just as much energy as I do.  The one HUGE area he has potential in, is guess what?  His finances.  He’s not completely awful with money, but it’s moreso that he has so much potential to be that much better with money.  When it comes to family, finances is an area that you would kill to make sure that they are taking advantage of every single opportunity that they have.  I want him to be right there with me, if possible, or even have his finances in better order than mine!  That’s what we do as family.  However, it wasn’t looking like that was going to happen and after years of working with, talking to and showing him what can happen, he did one thing.  He finally said, “Lanny, please help me be better”.  That has been the best statement I heard from him all year.   Continue reading

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Adios Auto Loan

This month, my monthly cash flow received a nice boost.  Finally, after 60 long months, I made my final payment on this oh-so-beautiful, dented (that I’m never going to fix!), black Toyota Camry! Now, I join Lanny in the “I’ve paid off my auto loan” club!

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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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