What to Expect When You Can’t Pay Your Debts

It can sometimes feel like the more you do to try to get out of debt, the deeper into it you sink. This, by the way isn’t your imagination. Interest accumulates each month when you carry debt over into the next.

If this describes your current situation, you’re probably wondering what to expect when you can’t pay your debts. Well, in most cases, it looks like this. Continue reading

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Expected Dividend Increases in June 2019

Man the year is flying by!  I can’t believe it is almost June and the fact that my daughter is now two months old!  As you know, each month is an exciting new chapter in the story of dividend increases. And we summarize and discuss it here on our website.  June is going to be a fun month, as there are a lot of names that are expected to announce an increase.   Let’s start the process of reviewing and predicting the expected dividend increases in June!

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How Dividend Investing Reduces Stress

Stress, the number one killer in the world, folks.  Though stress may not be stated as the cause of death, stress is linked to the TOP SIX causes of death.  Heart attack, stroke, suicide, cancer, lung ailments and accidents.  I wanted to dive into the main flows of stress and how the wonderful world of Dividend Investing is the best prescription to reduce those symptoms.  As the saying goes, “A dividend per day, keeps the doctor away”.

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April Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

The month has closed and how fast time flies.  We are already more than a third into the 2019 calendar year.  Time is precious and dividend investors know the power of compounding starts and ends with time.  As time does pass, dividend checks don’t care what day it is, as the checks continue to flow in!  Now, it is time for the April installment of our dividend income from YOU the bloggers series!

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How Patience, Persistence, and Luck Helped Me Save Over $400 on Parking

I have found myself in a situation where I am paying for parking for work daily.   It has been years since I paid for parking.  My old employer covered our parking downtown and my other recent employer was in the suburbs.  In both situations, parking was an expense I didn’t have to worry about.   Situations and life changes quickly though.  With this new expense on the horizon, I set out to minimize it.  After all, as a Dividend Diplomat, we always try to make every dollar count.  Finding parking took a few weeks and was frustrating, but after a while, I found a heck of a deal.  The title of the article summarizes what happened.  But here is the story about how I was able to save over $400 a year on parking.

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The Impact of Dividend Increases through March of 2019

When talking about dividend increases, this is us talking about dividend investing, at it’s finest!  Given the first quarter-end had recently passed, I wanted to reflect on what occurred over the last 3 months.  This is not any old reflection, but specifically about dividend increases and their impact on my portfolio this year.  Now that tax reform was 2018 news, how are the dividend increases stacking up this year?

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