Bert’s October Dividend Income Summary

Another month down.  Holy smokes, we are only two months away from 2016.  Man oh man does time fly by.  Kind of scary when you think about it.  Now that October has come to an end, it is time to put together my monthly dividend income summary and dissect one of the best feelings out there…receiving a dividend for doing absolutely nothing.  Without further ado, let’s review my October dividend income summary!

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Diplomat $500 Stock Purchases

Hey everyone!  It’s been a fun and exciting day for the Diplomats.   While Lanny has been actively taking advantage of the stock markets decline,  Bert has been quiet and has sat on the sideline watching Lanny have all of the fun.  Today, both Diplomats pulled the trigger and had stock purchases!  Let’s see which companies we bought today!

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Dividend Diplomats October Watch List

About a month ago we published our September formal Watch List.  A lot has changed over the last month.  We have received a ton of dividends, the S&P 500 has been on a decline of 4.33% through October 17th.  With October nearly in the rear-view mirror, it is time to update our watch list for the end of October and creep into November.

Stock Watch List

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Dividend Increases Expected in October

As the calendar prepares to turn, it is time once again to review one of the Dividend Diplomat’s favorite investing topics:  dividend increases.  Each month we compile a list of Dividend Aristocrats that we anticipate will announce a dividend increase and reward their shareholders by increasing their annual return!  Lets see which aristocrats increased theirs in September and those that are expected to have a dividend increase in October!

Dividend Increases

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Lanny’s August Investment Report

Another month has passed and another month of results to analyze and look back on.  Time to look at where I stand with my goals, to see if any “tweaking” needs to be performed and also – another month closer to Financial Freedom!  Let’s see what August brought us.

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Goal Accomplished! Crossing $1,750 Projected Dividend Income

2014 has been a crazy, unreal year for my portfolio.   I have pushed myself to invest more capital than I was comfortable investing for the sake of reaching financial independence that much faster.   When 2014 began, I was projected to earn only $750 in dividend income.  My portfolio only had $17k invested in income producing assets with some major funds just sitting on the sidelines.   When the calendar flipped, I initially set a projected dividend income of $1,500 and surpassed this total early in the year.  I decided to increase this goal $250 and set a new target of $1,750.   I can now proudly say I my projected annual dividend income is $1,752, surpassing my goal.  So how did I do it?

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Latest Stock Purchase 8/1/14- Aflac

Quack, Quack, Quack, Quack, AFLAC!  I think everyone can get the gist of what this article is going to be about.  I had my latest stock purchase last Friday on the 1st of August, as a nice little downturn to the market showed a more appealing side to my favorite insurance company – Aflac (AFL).  Continue reading

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