Dividend Aristocrats with Low Debt

The Occidental Petroleum dividend cut is fresh on my mind.  Trust me, the wounds are deep and still open.  Sadly, this was not the first time that a major, oil company in my portfolio slashed their dividend in an attempt to clean up their balance sheet.  Who could forget Kinder Morgan’s infamous cut in 2015??  There was one underlying theme in both of these dividend cuts: Debt. Both companies had amassed large debt balances; debt balances that eventually became too much to handle in a time of crisis.  Large debt balances are not exclusive to oil companies, sadly. Thus today, in the midst of the turbulent market and COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to talk a little more about debt and then identify dividend stocks with low debt balances.  Hopefully, this will help us find some great, undervalued Dividend Aristocrats with low debt balances to invest in!

 

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February Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is taking over. OPEC and Russia cannot agree on oil supply and, in effect, the prices are tumbling on the price per barrel of oil. Over the last month, stocks are down over 20%+ and we are now entering a bear market.

However, what really hasn’t slowed down? First, dividends.  Dividends continue to roll and pour in.  Second, this community.  The community continues to rally and support each other, as well as are still setting milestones, each and every month.

Here is the February 2020 installment of the Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers series.  Let’s stay positive and motivated!

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Bert’s February Dividend Stock Purchases

I thought the end of February was insane for the market.  During that time, I took advantage of some great deals in the  stock market.  But if March has proven anything to me, it is the importance of why you cannot try to time the market.  Each day presents a new set of twists and turns, as more information and details come to light about the coronavirus and those impacted.  The most important thing is we all do our best to stay healthy.  Like Lanny this week, who wrote about how his family added $230 in dividend income from purchases in February, I also wanted to take some time and summarize my stock purchases from February.

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Lanny’s Dividend Stock Purchase Activity – February 2020

On your journey to financial freedom or financial independence, you have to stay hungry out there.  The stock market volatility from the extreme news & outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) displayed opportunity and one has to be ready to strike on a dividend stock when the price is right.  Time to check out my February activity!

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Bert’s February Dividend Income Summary

Not only have the markets been see-sawing, but so has the weather here in Cleveland.  From snowing one day to 50 degress the next day, it is wild!  Luckily though, spring training has started and baseball season is right around the corner.  Hopefully the Indians get off to a hot start.  Speaking of hot starts, Lanny kicked off our dividend income summary by showing how he and his wife earned almost $900 in dividend income in February and notch a 17% annual growth rate. Now, it is my turn.  Lets jump right in to my February dividend income summary. Dividend Income, dividend stocks, January dividend

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