The stock market continues to rise and dividend income keeps coming in. The uncertainty is still significantly high and the direction the stock market is going does not make sense. However, dividend income continues to fuel the mission to financial freedom.
In June, we set another record for dividend earnings and it shows proof that dividend income is one of the best passive income streams. Time to dive into my June 2020 dividend income results!
“CASH IS DEAD! CASH IS DEAD! Read All About it.” In my head, I picture a newsboy from the beginning of the 20th century shouting as I read the article title. The sad reality is that it is true. Cash is dying. No, it isn’t at the hands of cryptocurrencies or apps (Venmo, Facebook, etc.). Cash is dying because the cash in your bank account is LOSING value rather than gaining value. In this article, I will explain this sad phenomenon and provide you with alternative ways to increase the value of your cash.
Given that the stock market has had roaring days for the most part of June, outside of one very, deep red day, it is time to re-visit what dividend stocks I am watching. We will call this Lanny’s Mid-June Dividend Stock Quick Picks. These companies are packed full of dividend history, growth and stand to do well during uncertain times! Continue reading →
May is over. Boy did the stock market end with a bang! States are easing their lockdown restrictions and the economy is starting to open again. Already, the stock market is trading at their pre-pandemic levels. The impact of the reopening will be fascinating to follow over the next couple of months. When each month closes, we each type up our respective dividend income summaries to share our results, progress, and most importantly, hold ourselves accountable. My dividend income summary this month had some positive news. However, my dividend income was also plagued by some nasty dividend cuts. Let’s take a look at the detailed results.
Dividend increases are the name of the game. We love them, we monitor them, and are constantly watching each stock in our portfolio and watchlist for news about them. Why? The impact of increases on your dividend income streak is real and is pivotal for your journey to financial freedom. It only makes sense that each month, we write about the expected dividend increases and review the actual announcements from the last month. Here is the next installment of the “Expected dividend increases” segment!
Businesses are opening up here in Ohio, starting around May 21st. We are talking restaurants, retail, barber shops and other smaller stores/shops. Is the Pandemic over? No, but what does this mean? Now that life and business is having their heart beat a little faster, here are stocks to buy or consider in a post-pandemic world. Continue reading →
Dividend income changing with business decisions being made. Unemployment can cross 20%, 25% or even 30%, potentially. New government aid bills are being mass-forced into approval processes. Should you open your business or keep it closed? The stock market can be up 2-5% one week and down 2-5% week the next. Volatile times indeed.
Despite all of the volatility & uncertainty, we have found 41 reasons to smile and remain optimistic. Each month we compile a list of dividend income summaries from around the dividend investing community. The news and noise is turned down, it’s time to celebrate 41 individuals achievements in the dividend income category