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 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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A Call to Action: It is Time to Pay Off My Debt!

Lanny and I are constantly writing about our pursuit of financial freedom.  We invest every dollar and spend every extra minute we can side-hustling to allow us to break the shackles of the 9-5 (or in our case 7 – 6) jobs to pursue our dreams and focus on what makes us happiest in life.  The dividend and side hustle income will allow us to cover our regular living expenses, take the pressures of working to cover these expenses, and unlock those shackles that are holding us back.  That’s how you take back the control of your life.   Today, I’m going to take a deep dive into one of the largest areas of my personal balance sheet.  No, I’m not focusing on the assets for once.  Rather, I am going to pull back the layers of our debt and discuss my plan for reducing my outstanding obligations taking back control of my personal balance sheet.

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Bert’s August Dividend Income Summary

Where does time continue to go? Seriously, this month was one giant blur.  Finally, my wife and I moved into our new house on the final day in August.  In fact, this is the very first article that I wrote in my new residence!   Life comes at you fast, that is for sure.  With the movers gone, the furniture nearly set, I wanted to take some time to review my August dividend income and see how much our family’s dividend income has grown in the last 12 months.  Let’s check out our August dividend income summary!dividend income

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Bert’s August Dividend Stock Watch List

It has been a few months since I have purchased my last stock and man oh man am I starting to get an itch.   Times have been interesting for me recently. I am arms deep in working through project after project in our new house and have been hoarding my cash lately in the event we stumble on an unexpected “surprise.”  But I am extremely motivated to purchase some stock after seeing my cash balance increase, Lanny make some moves by purchasing Cisco, and reading through so many great dividend income summaries in our monthly dividend income summary from the blogging community.  It is getting harder and harder to resist.  So now, I thought I would put together a watch list to prepare for when the right moment strikes.

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