Here we are, sitting a few months into the calendar year and investment opportunities are difficult to come by. However, we are all living and breathing, right? We are all drinking water, eating food and have items in our life to reduce risk of loss, correct? Have you considered that if all else fails and dividend stock opportunities are tough to come by, to invest into an industry that will be around, as long as we are simply, living? That’s the focus of my article today. I really want to get down to basics of what one could invest in if you are afraid of the next pop, the fizzle out of the latest start-up tech company or fall of a once-was retail giant?
Bert here. I’ve had a lot of time to reflect over the last month or so. More than I ever have. Over the last few years, I’ve developed some habits and characteristics that I’m not that proud of. With reflection, I’ve realized how badly I’ve wanted to shake these habits because of the impact it has on me and some of the relationships I have with those close to me. But nobody is going to do it for me. Through pen and paper here on our blog, I wanted to put the pen to the figurative paper to help hold myself accountable. To do so, I’ve set three personal development goals for the year. If you have any advice for either or have done something similar, please share your story in the comment section. I would LOVE to read about it.
Another cold month, but I am not talking about the weather. I am talking about the dividend stock purchases that were made during the month of March. I sat on the bench and my portfolio became stiff, with limited moves being made. However, my wife and I did sit down and go through our portfolio in early March and made investment decisions, which felt great. Therefore, she made a dividend stock purchase for her account and we also made one for my portfolio. It is time to dive in and see what move I made!
I cannot believe that we have another month in the book! Where the heck is time going? Baseball season is coming and life is flying fast at me. All great stuff though. This month’s article even features a new image! Finally, I decided to do away with the old “Dividend Income” image and get creative. Lanny updated his last year, so it was time for me to as well. My wife and I were playing Scrabble and then I had this idea for the article. But back to business, I’m starting to ramble. At the beginning of the month, we each post our dividend income summaries to track and monitor our progress. Lanny recently released his March dividend income summary and produced absolutely insane numbers. I’ll let you see them for yourself. But all I have to say is DAMN LANNY! It is my turn now. Here is my March dividend income summary!
The calendar has turned once again. You know what that means, right? It is time for the next installment of our Expected Dividend Increases series. For those of you that are new, each month, we try to summarize all the Dividend Aristocrats (and a few other companies) that are expected to announce a dividend increase in the coming month. We also include a summary of the increases from the previous month. Here are the expected dividend increases in April 2019!
What a crazy week this has been for me. Life comes at you fast sometimes and you have to be willing to absorb some punches and go with the flow. I couldn’t be happier with how things have shaken out this week and I can’t wait to eventually write about it all. Finally, with a few hours to concentrate, I wanted to share with you a couple of dividend stock purchases I made in March. Nothing crazy, but as always, we like to be fully transparent with the community. Plus, these names have been featured on our watch lists recently. Let’s check out the stocks that I purchased and added to my portfolio!
We know what time it is. This is one of the best months to be a dividend investor, as we wrap up a quarter-end. The market finished off an impressive note, closing up 13% for the year, thus far. The weather is finally warming up, as I believe we even received a 60 degree day or two in the month. This was a fantastic month of investing and earning dividends, which truly shows the power of time and consistency pushes you forward.