I’m starting to see a trend with the second quarter of each year for me…it is ridiculously busy. In 2016, my wife and I had our wedding. In 2017, we attended a few weddings, purchased a “new” used car, and oh yeah, we purchased our first home! Life truly comes at you fast, and that was a statement that I never truly appreciated until recently. So much can change in the blink of an eye, it makes you realize that you have to make sure you enjoy as much of it as possible before it is too late. With the second quarter in the rear view mirror, Lanny and I take some time to assess our progress towards knocking out the goals we set for ourselves at the beginning of the year. Here is my Q2 2017 Goals review!
Here we are. The first book review EVER posted on this website and I could not think of a better book to begin with. Finally, after many references on other blogs and suggestions in forums, I decided to read “The Millionaire Next Door” by Thomas Stanley, PHD and Willian Danko, PHD. It amazes me that it has taken me THIS long to read the book, but I guess it is better late than never, right? One of my goals in 2017 was to read more books, so this seemed like a great place to start. Here are some of my thoughts on the book.
6 months in. Wow, the year is officially half over. However, is there another way to look at it? What about – we have half of the year left to make an impact? I like the sound of that better. I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend and that everyone has enjoyed their time with friends, family and, well, updating their portfolios! I am excited to share my June dividend income results, as it happened to be – my best month, ever.
Tough month for Clevelandars with our Finals loss to the Golden State Warriors in June. It’s okay, another year to plan and strive for the trophy. Our Cleveland Indians are playing some pretty damn good baseball and the perfect summer weather of low 70s and sun has started to peek through, as we recently had muggy/humid 80 degree weather. Amazon (AMZ) has purchased Whole Foods Market (WFM) and stocks are showing a few signs or better signs of opportunities based on valuation metrics. I wanted to share my July dividend stock watch list and to see if they happen to be on yours as well. Now, onto the stocks!
After taking a month off from the series in June (unintentionally of course)…I’m back! Each month, I like to summarize which Dividend Aristocrats are expected to increase their dividend in the coming month. As die-hard dividend growth investors, the two of us take great joy in closely monitoring and tracking the changes in our dividend income and dividend payments of the companies we own and companies that we are watching closely. Typically, July is a slower month than June, but there are still some great companies that are expected to reward their shareholders.
You all know the drill by now, right? Every month, we try as hard as we can to aggregate dividend income summaries from as many of the other bloggers in the dividend growth investor community. There are so many great, inspiring stories out there that motivate the two of us each and every day. We do our best to include as many bloggers as we can; however, due to time constraints, we can’t include every blogger every month. It isn’t anything personal. Now, it is time to get inspired. Let’s check out our May dividend income summary from YOU the bloggers!
Quarter 1 of 2017 is now officially int he books! Here we go, the music starts, the sun is brighter and I am feeling better/more rested each day. What else does this mean for, more specifically, US dividend income investors? The biggest month worth of paydays has finished and I can only hope the community feels the same. Did we set records? Did we reach expectations or did we learn something that we can create growth from? Time will tell when we are able to review all of the articles being released, but I am very pleased with how March ended from a dividend income stand point. Let’s dive into the results!