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
Just when I thought I was coming down with a great system, I realized that I still needed to make contributions into my IRA account for the 2016 year. I still actually am quite a bit away from maxing out the year, but with this purchase, I definitely reached closer to the goal. I love banking and truly am passionate about the moves being made in the industry. I know Bert knows all about this company, and I’m sure the community is starting to also learn a little bit more, hopefully! A few days ago I was able to make a stock purchase back into a community bank stock that I own!
We are rounding third and heading home here. Considering the Cleveland Indians clinched the AL Central Division title this week, I figured a baseball reference to start the article off was pretty appropriate. Let’s see if they can capture some of the same postseason magic the Cavs had during their run in May/June. At the end of each quarter, Lanny and I review our annual goals to monitor our progress towards hitting these marks. If we are on pace…great. If we are off track, well there is still time to make some adjustments despite the fact there are only three months remaining. Time to dig and perform my third quarter goals review.
I know I said it in my June Dividend income article as well. But still….HOLY COW, I can’t believe the year is halfway over. This quarter will always hold a special place in my heart though considering I got married in May. Can’t believe that was a month ago too. WOW! After the quarter is over, we like to take some time here and check up on our 2016 goals to check our progress and see if we need to make any necessary adjustments on the fly. With six months remaining, there is still plenty of time to steer ourselves back onto the road if we have started wandering off.
May 2016 was the best month of my life…hands down. And it had absolutely nothing to do with investing. I’m sure those that have been following along can guess what happened. If not, no worries, I will have some blog posts soon to fill you all in on what exactly happened soon. It was also a great month for dividend income as I saw some growth compared to May 2015. Let’s take a look at the dividend income I received during the last 31 days! Here is my May 2016 Dividend Income summary!
Life is short, we all know that. Over time, small tweaks to financial habits can build up into a bureaucratic nightmare. That’s what I think happened to me and it caused an unnecessary burden. At the time of my decision, I’m sure getting that bank bonus was a great idea. I’m sure opening this new cash back credit card that is slightly different than my hotel points credit card appealed to me for some reason. There is nothing wrong with adding layers, cards, rewards programs like Swagbucks, etc. and I don’t want that to be the takeaway here. But for me, it has become too much. I want simplicity and efficiency with my financial habit. In this article, I identified three pain points in my current finances and propose solutions and action items for each.
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.