Lanny’s Recent Stock Purchase – Bed, Bath & Beyond (BBBY), WestRock Co. (WRK) & Illinois Tool Works (ITW)

August has been hot and heavy with dividend stock purchases already!  As you can tell from the title of the article, this isn’t about just one dividend stock purchase.  We are talking a nice double triple punch to the portfolio.  However, “punch” has a much more positive tone.  Prices were ripe and I deployed a bit of capital into three young dividend producing & growing stocks!

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Bert’s July Dividend Income Summary

Another month down. July is always a fun month because it is my birthday month!  This year, I finally entered my final year in my 20s and will be enjoying this victory lap before I enter my 30s.  The market was interesting this month and there were several weeks where there weren’t any investment opportunities jumping off the screen at me or Lanny.  But then the end of the month struck!   But I’ll save the details for the article…..Here is my July dividend income summary!

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Lanny’s July Dividend Income Summary

Okay, now we are SEVEN months down for the year, with five left to go.  The weather has been more moderate, lately, with substantial rain fall.  What else is coming down?  It’s raining dividends baby!  This was an overall “quiet” month from an alarming number of dividend payers, but the income was still nice to see, regardless.  Let’s grab that cup of coffee and see my July results!

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Bert’s Recent Stock Purchase – Tyson Foods (TSN)

July was a long month for my portfolio.  With Capital One selling their investment portfolio to Etrade , I was looking for a new trading form.  After many, many talks with Lanny, I finally settled on Ally Investing.  My transfer was initiated at the beginning of July, but my assets were not fully transitioned until the end of the month.   This waiting period was unique and shook up the flow of the first six-months of the year that saw me making a lot of stock purchases.  For the first 30 days of July, I did not make any stock purchases.  However, on the final day of the month, I was able to sneak one purchase in.  Here is why I purchased shares of Tyson Foods (TSN) on July 31!

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Lanny’s August Dividend Stock Watch List

Getting to the mid-point of summer and it’s time to warm up my dividend stock watch list article.  Time for me to put the pencil to paper, analyze dividend stocks that may or may not be undervalued and ripe for my portfolio.  I am looking forward to deploy capital that I managed to save over the last 4+ weeks, in order to add dividend income to my forward looking projection and reduce the time needed to being financial independent!  Are you ready to grab that ice-cold… drink and check out my dividend stock watch list for August?  Keep on reading then!

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Expected Dividend Increases in August 2018

The calendar is turning once again and you know what that means. It is time for the next installment of our expected dividend increases article!  For those of you that are new, each month, we try to aggregate as many dividend growth stocks in one article that are expected to increase their dividend in the coming month.  We love following dividend growth stocks and are always so excited when one of our holdings, or potential holdings, announces a dividend increase.  So we try to share that excitement with all of you!  Here is our expected dividend increases in August installment of the monthly series!

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What is the Dividend Payout Ratio & How Do You Calculate It?

In a recent article, Lanny broke down what a dividend is and highlighted what is so great about receiving a dividend.   When I first started learning about dividend investing, there were a lot of articles and emphasis on assessing a company’s dividend payout ratio.  So I thought I would take some time today, provide a definition for the payout ratio, show how to calculate the metric, and some other details/tricks of the trade that we have picked up over the years as we continue to invest in dividend growth stocks.

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