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.
What has happened in the last 30 days? Interest rate cut of 0.25, trade tariffs and Target showing the stock market and dividend community that retail is not dead. As we all know, the market can be a very, very volatile ride and each month brings potentially new opportunities. Industries are hot or cold, depending on the place and time of the year, or an earnings beat here or there. Time for us to dive in and see what I’m cooking for my September Dividend Stock Watch List!
The market continues to swing, as we kick off the second half of 2019. Declining interest rates stole the show during the month, as the Fed cut interest rates in July (as expected). The interest rates have led to a refinancing boom, that saw one of us refinance our mortgages (article to come). Seeing the market swing on a daily basis is a great reminder for why we are long-term dividend growth investors. With a long-term investing horizon, we are able to relax during short-term turbulence and focus on the end prize…financial freedom. It is part of this crazy journey that we, as a community, have embarked on! Which is why each month, we aggregate as many dividend income summary articles from around the community. Here is the July 2019 version of the Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers series!
After complaining in my last two monthly dividend income summaries about not making a stock purchase that month, my purchase moment finally arrived. Man did it feel good coming off the sidelines. The market is presenting us with some opportunities, so I’m sure there were plenty of other stocks to consider as well. But for now, I was perfectly content adding to two Dividend Aristocrats that I already own. Here is why I purchased 3M Company (MMM) and Exxon Mobil (XOM) recently.
10 years of investing. That is 10 years of Frugal Living and saving as much as possible. In addition, that means 10 years of managing the portfolio & monthly budget. 25,000+ hours worked in your “career”. What do all these items have in common? Time. Time can wear you down or time can build you up. You may feel tired from putting in all of the blood, sweat and tears on your journey. I am here to show you what you may need to STAND back up, to stay HUNGRY and to keep GOING on your journey.
We are in the thick of summer everyone! Are the dividends coming in hot and heavy? We will have to see my article below. The market has been volatile lately, as well as dividend increases. Let’s see my July Dividend Income results below.
Looking back, July was a pretty monumental month for me. My daughter turned four months old, went to an in home daycare for the first time, Cleveland hosted the MLB All Star Game, and it was my birthday! We talk about milestones on this website a lot. Although it wasn’t an investing milestone, my birthday did represent another milestone that I won’t talk about. But I am learning quickly that time does fly and things can happen with a blink of an eye. That’s why today, I am going to reflect on the dividend income received last month. Here is my July dividend income summary!