Milestone Achieved – $10,000 in Dividend Income

I’ve teased over the last month that we crossed a MAJOR investing mile.  I’m finally excited to share the news with everyone.  Our family’s portfolio is now projected to earn over $10,000 in dividend income!

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The Living Cost Per Hour Calculation – Fun Game to Financial Freedom

I recently had a fun comment the other day.  It just so happened to be on one of my most recent posts that came out on September 7th for my dividend stock purchases in August.  A discussion between Dividend Gremlin and I struck a new fun game to play in my mind, relating to living costs and reaching financial freedom.

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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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