When talking about dividend increases, this is us talking about dividend investing, at it’s finest! Given the second quarter-end had recently passed, I wanted to reflect on what occurred over the last 6 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?
My mailbox and online advertising banners always contain New Bank Account Promotions. With promises of hundreds of dollars for each new account, it is easy to see why many people use this as a hack to earn extra cash. I have been reluctant to participate over the years. But recently, two offers came across my plate that I couldn’t pass up. Here is how I earned $1,000 with new bank account promotions over the last month.
Our strategy is to invest in dividend growth stocks. So much of our emphasis on this website is finding companies that have demonstrated their ability to grow their dividend over time. If you don’t believe us, check out the three pillars of our infamous Dividend Stock Screener! But as I continue to monitor and review our portfolio, there is one stock that jumps off the page at me. That company is Schlumberger (SLB). No, it isn’t because the company hasn’t increased their dividend in several years. It is because I am asking myself a much more tragic question after reviewing the numbers closely. Is Schlumberger’s dividend safe?
June was an odd month for many reasons. One will become apparent later in the article. The other reason…it flew by. In the blink of an eye, it’s July. Lanny continues to do amazing things on his financial front and I’m doing my best to follow suit. June had some nice progress. Let’s review my June Dividend Income Summary.
Today, I wanted to put on paper and provide details to the plan I have to re-finance my mortgage on my house! This is not a 100% certain action that I am taking, but the mortgage rate market is dropping low enough for me to look into, run the analysis on the numbers and potentially re-finance the mortgage.
Ah, dividend increases. The name of the game for dividend growth investors. The statistic that we all watch and monitor SO closely. In fact, the two of us obsess over it. So each month, I put together a listing of companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase. Dividend growth has slowed this year and it is a little frustrating. But that doesn’t mean we are going to stop watching closely. Here is out listing of expected dividend increases in July!
Used cars are something of a conundrum. On the one hand, they represent an outstanding opportunity for bargain motoring. After all, the second owner always gets to take advantage of the depreciation hit.