By now, you have come across tens and tens, and heck maybe even one hundred sites that are dedicated to dividend investing. You have dissected the reports, seen figures that members are posting in the community, what stocks are being purchased & by whom, as well as in what dollar amounts & frequencies. If you’ve been to our website, then you have seen those items and have seen us post our income results each month and where we stand in our journey to financial freedom with the main catalyst of dividend investing. Instead of being “this thing” that investors and the community is doing, I wanted to pull a major, not the only, but a major driver from behind the curtain on the “why” we are dividend investing. To break it down in one painfully wonderful word, taxes.
This is a guest contribution by Nick McCullum of Sure Dividend.
When investors can identify trends that either increase returns or reduce risk, it is wise to implement them into their investment strategies.
With that said, implementing positive market anomalies is usually not hard. Rather, the difficulty lies in finding them.
Two of the most straightforward improvements that investors can make to their investment strategies are:
- minimize investment fees
- invest for the long-term
This article will describe how each of these techniques can improve investment performance and provide actionable tips on how to implement them into your personal investment strategy.
Hello everyone! Today, I went on a run outside and had a nice deep thought about what to do with an unlocked source of cash flow. No, no this isn’t coming from my INCREASE in housing expenses or a pay raise. This actually goes back to relate to paying off my auto loan earlier, rather than later. This won’t be moving mountains, by any means, however this unlocks a new cash flow for me and now the debate is what to use the additional capital that will be available on a monthly basis going forward!
Taxes. Oh taxes how I loathe you. Last year in 2016 for 2015’s tax year, you got the best of me and received a nice check at the last day possible. After that moment in Mid-April of 2016, I did not want to go down that path again. I therefore, did y researched, spent time soul-searching for days, weeks and months to come to a plan. Finally, I will say this – I believe this year I kicked Uncle Sam’s ass, and I will show you how!
The title alone to the article makes me mad! It has been over 2 straight months of no additional stock or investment purchase and it is very puzzling but easy to understand why at the same time. Each stock I analyze either has a just a tad high price to earnings ratio, or the debt I am considering to pay down just doesn’t make as much sense based on the pure numbers. What’s a guy to do? See why I am sitting on Idle Cash and it’s building under the cushion of my couch at this moment! Plus – see potential ideas/moves for the idle cash I have.
Hello everyone! I know the article title may seem puzzling, trust me, as I didn’t like typing that phrase out myself. However, there are certain things that you “know” when starting the year, that you may struggle to come to light with, when it comes to your finances and this happens to be one of them. Obviously this isn’t a purely negative article, but it’s something I have had to come to light with – if I want to contribute to an IRA account this year, no matter what, I have to do a portion into my roth account. Find out why below! Continue reading
This morning, I was updating my portfolio sipping on a nice, warm cup of coffee updating my portfolio with all the madness/dividend income that has trickled in so far in March. There is a reason why the third quarter of the month is everyone’s favorite dividend month, right? After re-reading Lanny’s article about updating you portfolio’s P/E Ratio on a regular basis, I became inspired to review one of the stocks that I have considered selling for a while now. I’ve been debating if the stock still fits the characteristics I look for in a dividend growth stock, so I thought today would be a perfect day to re-run Schlumberger (SLB) through the Dividend Diplomats Stock Screener and see if action is necessary.