Dividend Aristocrats – Who & What are They

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The name of the game is dividend investing.  For nearly 6 years, we have talked non-stop about dividend growth investing on this website.  We are always talking about Dividend Aristocrats, as we always focus on finding companies that increase their dividend.  However, I realized that we have never taken a step back to explain what companies are Dividend Aristocrats and discuss what makes them so desirable.  So today, we will do just that.  Enjoy the next installment of our Investing 101 series!

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Expected Dividend Dividend Increases in September 2018

Dividend increases are the name of the game and the two of us are checking every evening to see if one of our companies increased their dividend! And best of all, we love sharing this excitement with each of you via our blog, Twitter Feed, or by other means.  For those of you that are new to the website,  each month, I try my best to compile a list of companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase in the coming month.  While I can’t include every company in the article, I do my best to capture as many Dividend Aristocrats and other companies as possible.   Let’s see the companies that are expected to announce dividend increases in September!

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Bert’s Recent Stock Purchase – Starbucks (SBUX)

The month of June was coming to a close and I was looking for another investment opportunity.  For the second half of the month, I had one of the most publicized companies on my watch list.  The company’s stock price had began to fall.  Having added to my position earlier in the year at a higher price, I was instantly excited for the opportunity to add to this coffee giant.   Here is why I added to my position in Starbucks (SBUX) in June!

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December Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

Happy New Year’s Dividend Investing Community!  Wow, what a year it was.  November’s dividend income from the bloggers totaled 50 bloggers with over $17,000 divvies coming in.  The results were very impressive and the community has shown no signs of slowing down.  However, with one month left and big dividend payers coming in the last month of the year – can we set new records?  Did Santa bring gifts this year for the community?  Time to grab the hot cup of coffee, get comfortable and read about the December dividend income results from YOU the bloggers!

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A Huge Adjustment to our Student Loans Payment Plan

Debt has been on my mind a lot recently.  Even more so now that we own a house and I am watching a monthly mortgage payment fly away at the beginning of every month.   I became so frustrated with the monthly outflows, that I finally vented and challenged myself to start paying down debt as soon as possible.  While I had already established my plan to pay down our student debt in 6 quarters at the time of the frustration, I knew that I wanted to continue to pay down our private student loans as fast as possible.  But of course, things change over time and our situation has changed FOR THE BETTER!  It is now time to take a hard look at our student loans pay down plan and make a few adjustments based on our changing situation.

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Recent Buy – Canadian Imperial (CM)

Well I don’t think that this article should come as a surprise to too many of you.  If you couldn’t tell by my recent watch list, I was itching to buy a stock!  Time to move some cash from the sidelines and into an income producing an asset.  This week I ultimately purchased one of the four stocks on my watch list.  Here is why I decided to add to my stake in Canadian Imperial (CM).

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August Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

Dividends.  Insane Growth Rates.  Personal Records.  Community.  These aren’t just words and phrases, they are some of the common words and phrases we use to describe the dividend income summaries for so many of you in the community each month!  It is now time for one of our FAVORITE posts to write each month.  For those of you that are new followers.  Each month we summarize as many stories and dividend income summaries as we can because we love seeing the progress that everyone is making.  It is infectious and it drives us to keep pushing forward and  GO FOR IT.  Now, it is time to check out our August dividend income summary from YOU the bloggers!

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