January Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

It is that time of the month everyone!  For the last few weeks, everyone in the dividend community has taken the time to post their stories and discuss their progress towards financial freedom.  If you have followed our blog, you would know that we do our best to compile, share, and discuss as many of those stories and dividend income summaries as possible.  While we wish we could include everyone, unfortunately, because of time (especially during our busy season) we cannot include the dividend income summaries for every single blogger out there.   There just isn’t enough time.  This month, we were able to compile 25 dividend income summaries!  So everyone, check it out.  Here is our January Dividend Income Summary from YOU in the blogging community.  ENJOY! Continue reading

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Is This Stock Market Begging Me to Pay Down My Student Loans?

Each day I watch the stock market in awe.  At 4 PM EST, I read a headline like “Stock Market Sets New Record” and when I log online in the morning I am reading an article about how the market is up in the pre-market once again.   By the end of the day, it is like de ja vu and I start the process all over again.  This market makes finding stocks the meet our stock screener difficult, how could it not?  Well, I have been thinking a lot about where I want to allocate my capital recently and what I want my next move to be.   After doing some research on various blogs, including some articles written by my fellow Diplomat, I find myself considering the option that the title of the article outlines.  Is now the time to accelerate the payments on my student loans?

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October Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

2016 is racing to an end.  It has been a fascinating couple of weeks here. From a thrilling World Series that sadly didn’t fall in our favor to an election that has caused some noise in the markets.    Have we mentioned yet that both of us were lucky enough to attend that historic Game 7??  We’re sure you all know the drill, each month, we first publish our dividend income summaries (Bert’s here and Lanny’s here) and then aggregate as many as we can from ALL OF YOU in the dividend growth investing community.  SO if we didn’t include you this month, please understand it is not personal and is more of a result of timing!  Now, time to dive in and check out our October Dividend Income summary from all of you in the dividend blogging community!

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Recent Buy – Realty Income (O)

I figured you all would see this coming considering one of my last posts and involved performing a dividend stock analysis over one of the most population REITs in the dividend investing community and I recently featured the company on my last watch list.   But this week, I took some capital off the sidelines and put it back into the market as stock prices continue to tumble.  Time to share with you the newest addition to my portfolio, Realty Income (O)!

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Bert’s October Dividend Income Summary

Happy Halloween everyone!  The fourth quarter started out with a bang and we are closing in on the new year quickly.  I still cannot believe we are closing in on 2017; hopefully it will be as exciting for all of us as it is setting up to be for Lanny.   The end of the month is always the best because it allows us to reflect on the growth we experienced  over the last 30 or so days.  I love seeing what the two of us and the dividend investing community were able to earn without lifting a finger.  Now, it is time to take a look at my October Dividend Income summary!

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Bert’s September Dividend Income Summary

3 quarters down….1 quarter to go.  Fresh off my recent 2016 goals review, I am inspired and looking forward to an exciting finish to 2016.   The 3rd month of the quarter always brings an exciting dividend income summary because of the mutual fund payouts.  And I can’t wait to show you the progress I have made in just 12 months.  Let’s dive in and take a look at my September dividend income summary.

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Bert’s 3rd Quarter Goals Review

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.

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