July Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

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!

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Bert’s Recent Stock Purchases – MMM and XOM

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.

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April Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

The month has closed and how fast time flies.  We are already more than a third into the 2019 calendar year.  Time is precious and dividend investors know the power of compounding starts and ends with time.  As time does pass, dividend checks don’t care what day it is, as the checks continue to flow in!  Now, it is time for the April installment of our dividend income from YOU the bloggers series!

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Bert’s March Dividend Income Summary

I cannot believe that we have another month in the book!  Where the heck is time going?  Baseball season is coming and life is flying fast at me.  All great stuff though.  This month’s article even features a new image!  Finally, I decided to do away with the old “Dividend Income” image and get creative. Lanny updated his last year, so it was time for me to as well.  My wife and I were playing Scrabble and then I had this idea for the article.  But back to business, I’m starting to ramble.  At the beginning of the month, we each post our dividend income summaries to track and monitor our progress.  Lanny recently released his March dividend income summary and produced absolutely insane numbers.  I’ll let you see them for yourself.  But all I have to say is DAMN LANNY!   It is my turn now.  Here is my March dividend income summary!

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Bert’s March Dividend Stock Purchases

What a crazy week this has been for me.  Life comes at you fast sometimes and you have to be willing to absorb some punches and go with the flow.  I couldn’t be happier with how things have shaken out this week and I can’t wait to eventually write about it all.  Finally, with a few hours to concentrate, I wanted to share with you a couple of dividend stock purchases I made in March.  Nothing crazy, but as always, we like to be fully transparent with the community.  Plus, these names have been featured on our watch lists recently.   Let’s check out the stocks that I purchased and added to my portfolio!

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Bert’s March Dividend Stock Watch List

The final month of the quarter is flying by.  Where has time gone?  With just under half of the month left, I wanted to follow Lanny’s lead and prepare a March Dividend Stock watch list myself.  Fresh off of my recent portfolio review, I am ready to continue pushing forward and grow our portfolio.  This listing will have three stocks on it.  Let’s dive into my March dividend stock watch list.

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Expected Dividend Increases in January 2019

Wow.  I had to take a second to stop when I typed the title of this article out.  I cannot believe it is already 2019.  Time continues to fly by and before I know it, I’ll be turning 30 in July.  2018 was such an incredible year for dividend investing and it was unique to watch from a investor’s perspective.  We started with the incredible surprise dividend increases at the beginning of the year and ended with a turbulent market (to say the least).  Lanny and I were talking about it, but I can’t remember the last time there were so many wild swings on daily basis.  But as always, we are prepared and ready to take a methodological approach to investing.   I’m starting to ramble, so let’s get back to the task at hand. Each month, we do our best to highlight as many companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase that month.  Since we love dividend increases and follow them so closely, we love trying to share the news with you!   Here is our listing of expected dividend increases in January 2019!

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