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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Fundrise Review – A New Investment, Pros & Cons

New Investment – FundRise

My wife and I had a long discussion in early February, I believe February 3rd was the date.  This was after the stock market surged through the first month of January.  We could not find an undervalued dividend stock that fit perfectly in our portfolios.  Furthermore, we had quite the position in the equity market.  On the other hand, this is not specifically a bad position, but it was truly weighing on my mind for quite some time.  Continue reading

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Investing in Industries that are for LIFE

Here we are, sitting a few months into the calendar year and investment opportunities are difficult to come by.  However, we are all living and breathing, right?  We are all drinking water, eating food and have items in our life to reduce risk of loss, correct?  Have you considered that if all else fails and dividend stock opportunities are tough to come by, to invest into an industry that will be around, as long as we are simply, living?  That’s the focus of my article today.  I really want to get down to basics of what one could invest in if you are afraid of the next pop, the fizzle out of the latest start-up tech company or fall of a once-was retail giant?high-angle of houses over flooded ground

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