Typically, each month we summarize dividend increases in a monthly article. But this month, the Big Banks deserve some special attention. At the end of June, bank after bank began announcing large dividend increases. Therefore, in this article, I am going to discuss some of the largest increases, along with the event that prompted the dividend increases.
It’s hot, no doubt. The Cleveland Indians are on a roll this month and we are heading into the All Star Break soon. Further, we went through a drop on our rollercoaster stock market ride and are riding the hill back up in June! Similar to what they say as you hop in for the ride, you better buckle up! Though the stock market ride is not controllable, dividends and dividend stock opportunities are there. It’s time to check out my dividend stock watch list.
Well, I’ll start by addressing the elephant in the room for dividend investors. There isn’t much value out there. Especially as interest rates continue to fall (thanks for the detailed analysis on the impact of interest rates Lanny) . Still, after talking to Lanny on the phone Saturday night about our portfolios, I realized there still are a few companies trading at a discount. So I decided to dust off the Dividend Diplomats Stock Screener and put a watch list together. Here are the three companies on my Dividend Stock Watch List for June and July.
Time is flying and life is moving at 1,000 miles per hour. It is RIDICULOUS to think that 2019 is almost halfway over. I guess that’s why we are pursuing financial freedom after all, right? To take back our time, slow things down, and enjoy every step along the way. And also reduce stress. We are all on this journey together! Which is why each month, we aggregate as many dividend income summary articles from around the community. So we can share, enjoy, and cheer on each individual journey. Here is the May 2019 version of the Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers series!
Having a baby can be expensive. There are tons of articles showing the cost of raising a child with STAGGERING sums. But I’m here today to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way! With some extra effort and careful planning, there are plenty of ways to save money. Diapers, in particular, are one of the largest daily expenses outside of daycare. We are two months into having a baby and now have some experience in the diaper purchasing game. So today, I’ll show you 5 easy ways that my wife and I save money on diapers.