Expected Dividend Increases in December 2018

Thanksgiving is over, the first major snow has hit our hometown, and lookout, our Cleveland Browns have finally won back-to-back football games!   Now that the calendar is set to turn and we enter the most exciting dividend month of the year, you know what that means?  It is time for the next installment of one of our longest running blog post series.  Each month, we do our best to highlight as many companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase that month.  Since we love dividend increases and follow them so closely, we love trying to share the news with you!  We can’t include them all, but we try to hit the major ones.  It is time, for the last time in 2018.   Here is our listing of expected dividend increases in December!

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Bert’s November Stock Purchases

Like Lanny, as he noted in his November purchase article, this has been a relatively quiet month from a purchasing perspective.  After a crazy October that saw wild swings in the market and a lot of small purchases, November was calmer as many companies rebounded from that rough October.  Of course though, there were some opportunities that presented themselves.  I had to dip my toe in the market a little bit, right??  Here is a summary of my November stock purchases!

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Lanny’s Stock Purchases November 1st through November 15th

The dividend stock purchases machine keeps rolling!  Yes, this is yet another round of dividend stock purchases, covering the first two weeks of activity in November.  I am going to start doing this now, from an article standpoint, as my dividend stock purchases are becoming more frequent, due to certain life events and brokerage changes.  The stock market has continued it’s roller-coaster ride, creating value on dividend stocks I currently or have wanted to own.  Therefore, I made a few stock purchases over this time period and let’s dive in and find out what I bought!

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October Dividend Income From YOU the Bloggers!

Happy early Thanksgiving everyone!  2018 has been such an amazing year for some many reasons.  There is just a lot to be thankful for and hopefully all of use take some time this week to reflect and spend some time with our loved ones.  We definitely will!  Since another month has come to a close and bloggers have been furiously releasing their dividend income summaries, you know what that means…time for the next installment of our dividend income from YOU the bloggers series.   For those of you that are not familiar, each month, each month, we gather as many dividend income summaries from the community to share the results with all of you.    Here is the October version of the dividend income from YOU the bloggers series!

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4 of the Best Tips for Taking out Student Loans

The following post is a guest blog post from one of our good friends, Taylor, and he offers a unique perspective about student loans and will provide some great tips about taking out student loans!   We don’t traditionally have these, but we always enjoy reading a different perspective and other avenues to take to become Financially Free!  Please see the post below and we thought it could be for something of consideration:

Student loans are unavoidable now that the college fees are skyrocketing and with students wanting to get in the top-ranked colleges. However, when students take loans, it does not end there because then there is the matter of loan repayments. If you take out loans wisely and with some tips in mind, you may be able to manage them after graduation. Please see the following article for more information about student loans.

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What is the S&P 500?

How many times have you read somewhere or heard someone state the “S&P 500 is up or down X% today?”  Or have you heard someone say that they own a mutual fund or ETF mirrors the S&P 500?  Lastly, have you read one of our stock analyses where we compare a company’s price to the S&P 500 to determine if the company is undervalued?   If you are a beginning investor, when asking those or similar questions to yourself, did you even stop and wonder what exactly the S&P 500 is?

This year, we have started our financial education series where we educate investors of all experience levels about various topics.  We’ve covered topics such as Who and What Is Vanguard?, What is the Dividend Payout Ratio?, and  What is a Dividend? In this article, we will take a deeper dive into the S&P 500, explain what the stock market index is, provide a background, and review how the S&P 500 determines which stocks are included in the index.

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