Performance of the Top 10 Dividend Aristocrats 2019

This article should be interesting.  The stock market is just crushing it and there is just not much room for opportunity.  You can reach for value, but are you reaching for true value or are you reaching at a poor company that has, what appears to be, strong dividend metrics?  I thought to rewind the tape back and really take a hard look at the Dividend Aristocrats.  You know, those companies that increase their dividend EVERY YEAR for at least 25 years+?  Yes, that is who I am talking about.  Therefore, I peeled back the curtain on the top 10 yielding dividend aristocrats out there, seeing their performance and hey – maybe even find some value.

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Bumped Investing App – Initial Review

Hot off the presses!  There is a new investing application for your smartphone in town and this is set to change the investing game, BIG TIME.  I am not talking about just for those that already invest but I am talking about those who believe there is too much work, stress and lack of understanding to invest.  Please continue reading to see what application is going to CHANGE THE GAME!

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Who & What is Vanguard?

What does it mean when someone says, “Oh, I Vanguard” or “I use Vanguard”.  There is even a line or two when people talk about investments in a conversation, and someone says, “I let Vanguard handle everything”.  Well, my goal is to explain and put that to rest.  This all came from an interesting conversation with one of my best friends and he felt that this information was necessary for the community to read, especially those starting out to invest and wanting to know more terminology, where it comes from, what it means and the impact to them.  Therefore, I will do my best to explain the “who” and the “what” in Vanguard.

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Difficulty in Waiting for The Dividend Increase

Each and every month, Bert writes about the expected dividend increases, each and every month.  I love those articles, as it completely HYPES me up for what’s to come.  However, as a dividend investor, who reviews and watches the stock market it is extremely… difficult.  Yes, difficult!  I am in this mode, that I want to let everyone know what I go through during the month where I expected dividend increases, to see if you feel the same or to see what you do to help “ease” the anxiety!

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Is This A Dividend Investors Stock Market?

I hope that your stomach has felt the ups and downs this year.  The S&P 500 is pretty much flat year-to-date.  However, that doesn’t mean that there haven’t been amazing opportunities out there.  Opportunities that we haven’t seen in so fricken long, as dividend investors.  However, with all of the events occurring this year – tax reform, tariffs, earnings being released for quarter 1, interest rates rising and inflation starting to creep (gas, groceries, etc.), is this the right time to jump in on dividend stock opportunities?  I plan on talking about dividend stocks, where they are at today and comparing them to 5 year dividend yield averages.  When doing this, it may showcase opportunities out there.

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Bert’s March Dividend Stock Watch List

A new month is upon us and I am eager to continue to buy stocks that make sense and add to my portfolio.  2018 has been off to a crazy start and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed following the madness of the stock market and eagerly awaiting these crazy dividend increase announcements.  The dividend growth engine has been strong post tax reform, that is for sure.  Today, I found three companies that have caught my eye.  I will be watching these three dividend stocks closely.  Here is my March Dividend Stock watch list!

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Tax Reform and Tax-Advantaged Savings Accounts

The Tax Reform has been etched in stone and the dust has, for the most part, settled.  I wanted to teach/describe to the reader/ to readers that there are still advantages to the tax-advantaged accounts in 2018, even if we are in slightly lower rates, with a few other minor things to think about.  Therefore, this article will go into detail on the pre-tax 401(k), Traditional IRA and the Health Savings Account, in relation to the Tax Reform and how it can still open up more cash to invest.  I will have a few tid bits at the end, to think about, as well.

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