Dividend increases are the name of the game and the two of us are checking every evening to see if one of our companies increased their dividend! And best of all, we love sharing this excitement with each of you via our blog, Twitter Feed, or by other means. 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 the companies that are expected to announce dividend increases in September!
Time for me to put it on paper. I have to do this and it will force me to stay on target. I did not come out with a goal article this year. I wanted to keep it simple and knew I wanted to place around $45,000 into the market this year. However, things happen during the year that altered, not the amount, but how I get there. Early on, quite a bit would have been through tax-advantaged accounts, but due to an event this year, I don’t have that option (which I will explain). Therefore, I am aiming to achieve $7,200 in forward dividend income by December 31, 2018 in my taxable account.
The calendar turns and I am ready to put some extra capital to work. Over the last month, I have been busy initiating positions in Tyson, WestRock, and Illinois Tool Works. The market has been interesting over the last few weeks. There haven’t been too many buying opportunities out there, at least compared to the previous months. Still, I run a stock screener each week (sometimes daily) to see what opportunities may be out there. It has been a while since I have published my dividend stock watch list. I figured this was a perfect month to do so. Here is my September Dividend Stock Watch List!
Time to make another fight for my money, something that we should always do, with every purchase decision in our life. I have recently had a few items drop off from my driving record (minor items, I promise!), pushing me to look at bills that are costly, on an annual basis. Outside of the mortgage/house payment, what else is very expense? Yes, auto and house insurance, something that I was spending approximately $1,425.00 combined for the year. It is time to drill this expense down!
The market continues a crazy August. After a few weeks there was a solid selection of opportunities afoot, the market suddenly turned and now the opportunities are far and few between. Luckily for me, I had the opportunity to continue building a position I initiated earlier in the month.
July is done and this amazing summer continues! It has been a busy third quarter for us here, and so many bloggers out there, as the market continues to present buying opportunities. Lanny has initiated positions in companies like BBBY, ITW, and WRK and added to his position in KHC while Bert followed suit and initiated positions in ITW and WRK. 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 and see how hard you are working to grow your income and relentlessly pursuing 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 July installment of the Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers series!
Tired of reading my purchase articles yet? Better get used to it, because I am ready to unleash some capital on a go-forward basis. There are reasons I am able to buy more individual stocks, which I will explain in a later post. However, I unloaded capital, again, on Friday the 10th. This was not a significant amount of capital but wanted to explain my two small purchases in Kraft-Heinz (KHC) and a small community bank of Isabella Bank Corp. (ISBA).