On your journey to financial freedom or financial independence, you have to stay hungry out there. August brought many stock opportunities and I was going to feed that hunger by making dividend stock investments, in order to take steps closer to being financial independent. In August, I was able and lucky enough to make 4 dividend stock purchases and my investments only covered two different companies! The investment purchases were for one company already in my portfolio and one new addition to the dividend family! Time to check out my August activity!
Fall is in the air. It is my wife’s favorite season, and I’m enjoying celebrating it with her and my daughter. The leaves should be changing soon. Plus, there have been plenty of great festivals and the best part, different fall beers, to try! Lanny kicked off our website’s dividend income summary festivities with some jaw-dropping numbers. Combined, his household dividend income was over $3,000! Couldn’t be more proud of them and what they are accomplishing. It sure motivates us to keep pushing forward. While we didn’t hit $3,000 in dividend income, we are continuing to grow our income in some capacity. Let’s check out our September Dividend Income summary.
Big quarter-end baby! September 2019 marks the official close of the 3rd quarter, as we march into the last quarter of the year. This month typically bears heavy fruit and is a great appetizer for what’s to come through the 4th quarter, especially December. Though the investment activity isn’t busy as we’d like it to be, via limited stock purchases, the dividends continue to flow and reinvest to produce additional income going forward. Without further-ado, time to jump into my September 2010 Dividend Income results!
Wow, 2019 is almost 75% of the way done. Look at that, look at that! If there is one thing that the year has taught us, it is that time is the most valuable commodity. Maximize your time, that’s the name of the game. For us, dividend growth investing is one of the main tools to unlock more time. That is why focusing on dividend increases is part of our daily routine. Each month, we take a look at major dividend paying companies that are set to announce a dividend increase in the coming month. Here are the expected dividend increases in October 2019.
Hop back on the roller coaster ride baby! Let me tell you, this one is a screamer! What goes up, must go down and what goes down, must go up! That is exactly what the market has been doing. Even though the market does it’s thing, we know we can’t predict or time the market, but we can do is analyze stocks to find the diamond out there. There is always an undervalued dividend stock to be found and that is exactly what I do, each and every month – try to find the diamond in the rough. Tune in for Lanny’s Dividend Stock Watch List – October Edition.
My wife and I just traveled an incredible journey to Italy. We visited Rome, Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast (including Positano), Capri and Florence. We did this all in an astounding 9 nights and I documented everything we did, that ended up saving us quite a bit of money (Euro, US $, you can insert your currency here). As a frugal individual and one that loves to travel and experience the world in a reasonable approach, we learned quite a bit on how to save money and stretch either your travel or living abroad budget further, while still taking in the history and culture.
When it comes to saving money, some people will go to great lengths to have a few extra pennies to add to their piggy bank. While their commitment to growing their cash is laudable, some of their money-making methods nonetheless fit firmly into the category of ‘weird and wonderful’. Continue reading