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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Bert’s July Dividend Income Summary

Looking back, July was a pretty monumental month for me.  My daughter turned four months old, went to an in home daycare for the first time, Cleveland hosted the MLB All Star Game, and it was my birthday!   We talk about milestones on this website a lot.  Although it wasn’t an investing milestone, my birthday did represent another milestone that I won’t talk about.  But I am learning quickly that time does fly and things can happen with a blink of an eye.   That’s why today, I am going to reflect on the dividend income received last month.  Here is my July dividend income summary!

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May Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

Time is flying and life is moving at 1,000 miles per hour.  It is RIDICULOUS to think that 2019 is almost halfway over.  I guess that’s why we are pursuing financial freedom after all, right?  To take back our time, slow things down, and enjoy every step along the way.  And also reduce stress.   We are all on this journey together!  Which is why each month, we aggregate as many dividend income summary articles from around the community.  So we can share, enjoy, and cheer on each individual journey.   Here is the May 2019 version of the Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers series!

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Bert’s May Dividend Income Summary

Lanny said it best in his stock purchase article…the month of May was actually wild!  Every day presented a new twist, turn, and market swing.  I would transfer cash to my brokerage and get ready to make a purchase.  Then boom, the market would swing upward.  Despite the madness, the dividend income continued to flow.  After all, that’s part of the beauty of dividend investing.   Lanny published great dividend income results this month.  As always, he is a tough act to follow. Especially when he announces a 48.8% YOY dividend increase.  But I’ll give it my best shot.  It is time to review my May Dividend Income summary!

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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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Slowing Dividend Growth in 2019 and Why It Is Not All Doom and Gloom

Once again, as I sip on a delicious, warm cup of coffee, I have found myself shaking my head.  This time, the disappointment was at the hands of Pepsico (PEP).  Their recent 3% dividend increase left a lot to be desired.  It is significantly lower than last year and their 5-year average dividend growth rate.   But Pepsi wasn’t the only company that has made me feel this way in 2019.  We’re noticing a frustrating trend in 2019….slowing dividend growth.

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