Expected Dividend Increases in July 2018

I can’t believe I am about to say this.  But half of 2018 is in the books already.  Man oh man, where has is time going? As the calendar gets ready to turn, it is time for another installment of the “Expected Dividend Increases” summary article.  For those of you that are new to the website,  each month, I try 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.   Let’s see which companies are expected to announce dividend increases in July!

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Bert’s Recent Buy – Consolidated Edison (ED)

Lanny and I were painting the Dividend Diplomats’ headquarters last week (aka – his house).  He left to take a quick water break and came back pretty excited. When he gets this tone in his voice, I know that only means one thing….there is a great stock that’s price is falling.   He brought up the fact that Consolidated Edison’s stock price was down over 1.5% that day.  Instantly I was excited because ED is one of our Top 5 Foundation stocks.  After a brief discussion, I was sold. Here is why I added to my position in Consolidated Edison in June.

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The Diplomats’ May Side Hustle Report

Though the Cavs, sadly, have lost and the Golden State Warriors won the NBA championship, we are continuing to save and invest, as much as possible.  Additionally, we are always on the hunt 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!   Even though April was the first month outside of busy season, we made a commitment to ensure May was more productive, than ever.  Here is our May Side Hustle report.

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May Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

2018 continues to fly by and we are nearing the halfway mark already. Man oh man, where has time gone?  Now that another month is in the books, we get to embark on one of our favorite activities each month…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.  Thus, each month, we aggregate as many dividend income summaries from the community as we can into one article so we can share the results with all of you.  Here is the May installment of the Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers series!

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Lanny’s Recent Stock Purchase – Armanino Foods of Distinction, Inc. (AMNF)

Wow!  The market has been busy and I have been trying to stay as active as I can, as there are quite a few things going on outside of blogging, working and family.  I typically buy big, blue chip companies who have that 10, 20 or even 30+ years of consecutively increasing their dividend.  This recently dividend stock purchase may be a little different.  One thing the community may not know is, I am Italian.  Needless to say, I love pesto, pasta, meatballs and cheese.  Here is a smaller company that I purchased, that sells these products!  I will go into the details on how I came across them, how much I purchased and why I ended up purchasing them!  On June 8th, I purchased 500 shares of Armanino Foods of Distinction, Inc. (AMNF)!

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Bert’s May Dividend Income Summary

We are swiftly approaching the halfway mark for 2018.  Man oh man, where has time gone?   Lanny, like so many of you already, published his May Dividend Income report and crushed it.  He earned almost $500 in dividend income and posted a 30% dividend increase!  Nice freaking job Lanny.  That’s how you crush it right there.  I’ve spent some time compiling my results here.  Let’s see if my May dividend income summary was as strong as Lanny’s!

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Lanny’s May Dividend Income Summary

Another month up and another month down.  As I’m writing this on June 1st, I could see new flurries of dividends hitting my account.  The sun is definitely heating up here in Cleveland, the Cavs are in the finals and were just robbed a Game 1 road victory.  I love writing these reports, as the comparison to prior year, really hits home when you see the hard work that has been put in place to improve.  Did I continue to push the limits for May of 2018 dividend income?  Let’s find out!

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