July Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

The market continues to swing, as we kick off the second half of 2019.  Declining interest rates stole the show during the month, as the Fed cut interest rates in July (as expected).   The interest rates have led to a refinancing boom, that saw one of us refinance our mortgages (article to come).  Seeing the market swing on a daily basis is a great reminder for why we are long-term dividend growth investors.  With a long-term investing horizon, we are able to relax during short-term turbulence and focus on the end prize…financial freedom.   It is part of this crazy journey that we, as a community, have embarked on!  Which is why each month, we aggregate as many dividend income summary articles from around the community.  Here is the July 2019 version of the Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers series!

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Bert’s Recent Stock Purchases – MMM and XOM

After complaining in my last two monthly dividend income summaries about not making a stock purchase that month, my purchase moment finally arrived.   Man did it feel good coming off the sidelines.  The market is presenting us with some opportunities, so I’m sure there were plenty of other stocks to consider as well.  But for now, I was perfectly content adding to two Dividend Aristocrats that I already own.  Here is why I purchased 3M Company (MMM) and Exxon Mobil (XOM) recently.

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How to Stay Hungry on Your Journey to Financial Freedom

10 years of investing. That is 10 years of Frugal Living and saving as much as possible. In addition, that means 10 years of managing the portfolio & monthly budget. 25,000+ hours worked in your “career”. What do all these items have in common? Time. Time can wear you down or time can build you up. You may feel tired from putting in all of the blood, sweat and tears on your journey. I am here to show you what you may need to STAND back up, to stay HUNGRY and to keep GOING on your journey.

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Bert’s July Dividend Income Summary

Looking back, July was a pretty monumental month for me.  My daughter turned four months old, went to an in home daycare for the first time, Cleveland hosted the MLB All Star Game, and it was my birthday!   We talk about milestones on this website a lot.  Although it wasn’t an investing milestone, my birthday did represent another milestone that I won’t talk about.  But I am learning quickly that time does fly and things can happen with a blink of an eye.   That’s why today, I am going to reflect on the dividend income received last month.  Here is my July dividend income summary!

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5 Things Beginners Should Know Before Investing in the Stock Market

For a novice, beginning to invest in the stock market can be a little scary.While beginning investors are just looking at trends and hoping to start bringing in additional cash flow, investors with years of experience are being taken out these more harsh times.  Continue reading

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Lanny’s Dividend Stock Purchase Activity – July 2019

June came and went.  July was hot and heavy.  Truthfully, it wasn’t until the very end of the month where real moves were being made on dividend stocks.  The stock market makes it tough, but no one said this would be easy.  The journey of Financial Freedom is long and takes a lot of grit, capital and patience  One has to know to control those emotions no doubt.  It’s time to read about my dividend stock purchases during the month of July of 2019!

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