Woah, I can’t believe time has flown by this quickly. It seems like just yesterday I was walking into my banks, closing my accounts, and requesting a cashier’s check with the remaining funds. Why did I do this? My wife and I were looking to consolidate our finances after our wedding and wanted to experiment with using a bank without any physical branches in our area. Ultimately, we selected Capital One as for this grand experiment. That was three months ago, so I wanted to share the results of this experiment with all of you! But wait, there is more. Over the last three months, this experience and others has taught me a HUGE life lesson that I would like to share with all of you.
A couple of months ago, I wrote about my desire to simplify my finances and make our lives a little easier. Method #1 was to consolidate the number of banks had accounts with and just make our banking situation easier. Despite the fact I wrote about this back in April, I saw my upcoming wedding as the golden opportunity to hit the reset button and start over in terms of banking when we would eventually consolidate our finances. Before the weeding, we banked at four branches. We made our decision and after we were married and reduced that number to one. What’s even crazier is that we dropped the idea of using a local bank with “roots,” or branches, in our community. I’ll let you in our decision to ditch a bank with a physical branch all together and take the first step towards simplifying our finances!
The Dividend Diplomats were back at it again! Yes, both of us purchased the same company approximately two weeks ago and we wanted to share the purchase article with you. And yes, this is the second time we have both purchased a stock at the same time in 2016. Due to both of being busy with work, traveling, vacations, festivity planning, etc.. we were taken away from writing this article closer to the date of the stock purchases we made. Given that we are both Financial Institution auditors, we purchased a bank that is already friendly in our portfolio – Citizens & Northern (CZNC). Time to cash in those checks for stock! Continue reading
Well…well…well….it looks like January ended the same way it started for me….with buying a stock! At the beginning of the month I was able to add to my stake in ADM, a darling of the dividend investors community of late due to drop in stock price over the last few months. And after the boom that occurred at the end of the month, I was happy I purchased shares in ADM when I did. After my ADM purchase, there was a little bit of a lull period when I sat on the sidelines as the madness unfolded. Until the end of the month, when I accidentally stumbled on a great opportunity. You guessed it, I purchased some additional shares of one of my Roth holdings Citizens and Northern Corporation (CZNC). See why I purchased more shares in this community bank.
Everyone, we have a lot of catching up to do! While I have been busy as heck at work over the last couple of weeks, I have also been very busy putting some capital to work! Over the last two weeks I have purchased three stocks with an average dividend yield of 4.98%, which in total added over $75 in forward dividend income to my portfolio. Which stocks did I purchase?