Lanny’s May Dividend Stock Watch List

Exciting times everyone.  The stock market was up in April with a plethora of Dividend Stock Increases.  However, the month of May has showed promise for undervalued dividend stocks, as always.  The weather in Ohio cannot make up it’s mind.  I literally have seen a notification say something on my phone, that baffles me.  One evening, the weather notification stated, “It will be 33 degrees warmer tomorrow”.  I’ll take the heat, but hate the swings!  Sounds like the rollercoaster of the stock market, right?  Time to check out my dividend stock watch list.

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Introducing Baby Diplomat!

This has been a roller coaster year!  There is one other thing I have been hiding from the community.  But we will save that for another post.  Today, I wanted to talk about an unbelievable, amazing event that has changed my life completely over the last month.  In March, the Diplomat family became a little larger.  It is time to meet Baby Diplomat!

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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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5 Ways to Get Creative With Your Budget

We have a guest post from Lee Daley regarding budgeting.  It has been a while since we have published an article on budgeting on our website.  Lee provides some interesting tips and tricks to turn budgeting from a boring exercise to a fun one.  Plus, he did it in a Top 5 list format. Our favorite.  Hopefully you enjoy this article and find it beneficial.  Feel free to add ways you are creative with a budget in the comment section!

If the idea of living on a budget sounds emotionally exhausting, don’t panic.

Plenty of people don’t consider budgeting to be the most fun they can have on a weekend. For many consumers, the concept of obsessing over numbers and watching the pennies can be quite overwhelming. However, the good news is that with a little creativity, you can make your budget less daunting, and more inspiring.

If you want more control over your finances, but you don’t want to bore yourself to death with your budgeting strategy in order to have more money, the following creative tips can help.

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Dividend Stock Analysis: International Paper Company (IP)

This morning, with a cup of coffee in hand, I was excited to perform research to identify a potentially undervalued dividend growth stock to consider investing in during the coming months.  As a result of this desire to perform a stock analysis, I will take a deeper dive into International Paper Company (IP).

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A Big Retirement Mistake

We have our guest, Danielle K Roberts, for writing this detailed article on a, “Big Retirement Mistake”.  Danielle K Roberts is the co-founder of Boomer Benefits where she and her team help baby boomers navigate their Medicare insurance options. She is a member of the Forbes Finance Council and writes frequently about Medicare, retirement and personal finance.

Because of the baby boom that started back in 1946, it’s said that there are 10,000 baby boomers who are turning 65 every day. You might think this would cause an alarming number of retirees. However, according to The Motley Fool, 65% of boomers have planned to continue working past 65 years old. Continue reading

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March Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

One of the top 4 dividend months is in the book and one can only guess that I am referring to March.  The quarter-end came in hot and heavy.  We try to summarize the growth and progress towards FIRE for as many individuals as possible.   Here is the March installment of our dividend income from YOU the bloggers series!

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