Hello everyone! Bert and I are staring at the finish line of our busy season right now, but we are still trying to pump out articles when we can. What better things that get us pumped up then hitting milestones with our investing that we do. We know how excited each and everyone one of us gets when we hit a new milestone. However, I don’t think anyone has really stopped to think and has said – being a dividend investor brings a plentiful milestones along the way. Check out what I’m talking about.
Does time fly or what? With a blink of an eye, February flew by. I cannot believe that we are already two months through 2017! With each passing month, it is time to take a look at our family’s combined dividend income total for the month of February now that we are reporting our consolidated finances. 2017 is all about progress, so let’s see the results for the shortest month of the year; time to check out my February Dividend Income Summary! Continue reading
This post has been a long time coming. Part of the reason I have waited so long to publish the fact that my individual portfolio has crossed the $100k mark is that i wanted to make sure that I was past this mark permanently. Well, I finally reached that point last week and wanted to share with all of you that I had finally crossed $100k and am staring comfortably at a six figure individual stock portfolio. I wanted to share some thoughts and observations from my journey to $100k with all of you
Busy season is two months down and thank God it’s a short month, as these are the dog days of them all. However, what makes this month fun is that we close out a month of dividend income earlier and start to step into the iconic March dividend income. Cleveland has been a bit of a whirlwind as of late – it was 75 degrees and now it’s back into the 20’s. Talk about getting sick with the climate change! On a stock note – the market, this month, has been up almost 3% in the last 30 days, ending February 24th. This has definitely sidelined me from making dividend stock purchases, killing me! Let’s see what February has brought me in regards to dividend income.
It’s warm and Sunny here in Cleveland, surprisingly (we’ve even had 2 straight days of sun!), in the middle of February. Here I thought the groundhog said we were in for a brutally long winter! However, I didn’t realize we were in for a brutally rising stock market, either! This has brought in new traffic on this dividend investing highway and one thing I have learned over this past/last weekend is – one should update the expected forward earnings per share on at least a quarterly basis, and I’m here to tell you why you should be doing just that.
This month, I was back at it again and had some extra capital to deploy with a free trade credit staring my account in the face. So of course I was going to use this as an opportunity to continue building my position in T.Rowe Price Group (TROW) that I started in 2016. What’s funny is I wrote my last T.Rowe Price purchase article on 2/28/16, so almost a year ago exactly! One year later, I was faced with similar facts and made a similar decision. Time to see why I added to my stake!
Today, one of my co-workers was talking about his CPA exam and how he has one left to go to become an official CPA. Definitely a hard test, and thank goodness that’s long behind me. However, he was planning on taking it at the end of May. Even though we are in busy season, I stopped and asked, what? Why won’t you just put the 15-20 hours per week for the next 3 weeks and take the last part?! It dawned on him, after I laid it out – taking advantage of the one hour that you pound food, talk about the weekend with your boys and about what you’re going to do after work on Saturday, each and every afternoon gets you NO WHERE. If you want to accomplish things that you complain that you don’t have enough time for – make it a priority and take advantage of time, including that “lunch” hour. I don’t necessarily believe in a lunch-hour, I merely think of – you have a day – you are expected to accomplish work, objectives/deadlines, but definitely should take breaks throughout the day to do other things, etc.. but get your work done and in public accounting – be chargeable. I digress…I then showed my co-worker this lunch hour can produce 5 hours, at least, per week of studying, not including an early morning and then weekend studying after work and on Sundays. It finally hit him that accomplishing this goal is doable NOW instead of “maybe” LATER. It made me want to write about how to make the most out of what we call the “Lunch Hour”.