Fundrise Internet Public Offering (iPO), Say What?!

As you may have read from earlier articles, Fundrise is one of the, if not biggest, real-estate crowdfunding platform for investors.  Fundrise has been around since 2012, investing over $2.5 billion into real estate.  They are the premier, real estate crowdfunding investment platform.  Recently, Fundrise has opened it’s doors for current investors on the platform on their next round of their internet public offering or iPO in their case.

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The Impact of Dividend Increases through June of 2019

When talking about dividend increases, this is us talking about dividend investing, at it’s finest!  Given the second quarter-end had recently passed, I wanted to reflect on what occurred over the last 6 months.  This is not any old reflection, but specifically about dividend increases and their impact on my portfolio this year.  Now that tax reform was 2018 news, how are the dividend increases stacking up this year?

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Is Schlumberger’s Dividend Safe?

Our strategy is to invest in dividend growth stocks.  So much of our emphasis on this website is finding companies that have demonstrated their ability to grow their dividend over time.  If you don’t believe us, check out the three pillars of our infamous Dividend Stock Screener!   But as I continue to monitor and review our portfolio, there is one stock that jumps off the page at me.  That company is Schlumberger (SLB).  No, it isn’t because the company hasn’t increased their dividend in several years.  It is because I am asking myself a much more tragic question after reviewing the numbers closely.  Is Schlumberger’s dividend safe?

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Re-Financing the Mortgage Plan

Today, I wanted to put on paper and provide details to the plan I have to re-finance my mortgage on my house!  This is not a 100% certain action that I am taking, but the mortgage rate market is dropping low enough for me to look into, run the analysis on the numbers and potentially re-finance the mortgage.

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Big Banks Just Announced Big Dividend Increases and Share Repurchase Programs

Typically, each month we summarize dividend increases in a monthly article.  But this month, the Big Banks deserve some special attention.  At the end of June, bank after bank began announcing large dividend increases.   Therefore, in this article, I am going to discuss some of the largest increases, along with the event that prompted the dividend increases.

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How Dividend Investing Reduces Stress

Stress, the number one killer in the world, folks.  Though stress may not be stated as the cause of death, stress is linked to the TOP SIX causes of death.  Heart attack, stroke, suicide, cancer, lung ailments and accidents.  I wanted to dive into the main flows of stress and how the wonderful world of Dividend Investing is the best prescription to reduce those symptoms.  As the saying goes, “A dividend per day, keeps the doctor away”.

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