It is that time of the month everyone! For the last few weeks, everyone in the dividend community has taken the time to post their stories and discuss their progress towards financial freedom. If you have followed our blog, you would know that we do our best to compile, share, and discuss as many of those stories and dividend income summaries as possible. While we wish we could include everyone, unfortunately, because of time (especially during our busy season) we cannot include the dividend income summaries for every single blogger out there. There just isn’t enough time. This month, we were able to compile 25 dividend income summaries! So everyone, check it out. Here is our January Dividend Income Summary from YOU in the blogging community. ENJOY! Continue reading
It is insane that I am already writing my January dividend income summary. Time flies by. It seems like just yesterday I was preparing my goals for the year and trying to map out my year. Now, we are already 1/12 of the way through executing my strategy and aiming for the fences. With one month in the books, I figured it is appropriate to review my January dividend income figures and compare the results to last year. So much can happen in 12 months and now, it is time to see the fruits of my labor. Let’s dive into the the results!
“Nothing is permanent about our behavior patterns except our belief that they are so” – Moshe Feldenkrais
I was a little shocked, but I was able to find a quote that aligns perfectly with the message of this article. This morning, I felt motivated to write this article because it finally hit me. If you are unhappy with the status quo of your financial situation or are on the fence about trying a new personal finance strategy, why not take risks and go for gold?
Here it is…..the moment we have all been waiting for….time to review the dividend income summaries from all of YOU in the community. But this isn’t just an ordinary dividend review. No, it is a review of THE BEST DIVIDEND MONTH OF THE YEAR. We’re expecting insane growth rates, records to be set, as the fruits of all of our labor and the benefit of crazy mutual fund payouts. We wish we could include everyone in the community in the article, trust us. But unfortunately, time does not allow us to include every summary that we have read of commented on over the last few months (especially as two CPAs in the heart of our busy season). So please don’t take it personally! Without further ado, time to dive in an check our our December Dividend Income Summary from YOU the bloggers!
With 2016 coming to a close and New Years rapidly approaching, we are running out of time to publish our 2017 goals so that we can hit the ground running on January 1st and sprint towards the finish line. If you haven’t noticed, the two of us have spent a lot of time thinking about taking the right approach to the goal setting process. We are not aiming to cross a low bar here on this website. Instead, we have taken months to find purpose driven goals that are challenging and are going to push us. Will it be comfortable achieving all of these goals…no! But is that really the point of the goal setting process? We want to sweat, we want to force ourselves to scrape every dollar together….we want to feel the burn. Man, I’m starting to sound like Lanny here. After a month of brainstorming, number crunching, and debates, here they are, my five 2017 goals!
For the last few years, I have reported religiously the happenings of my portfolio and every cent in dividend income I have received. Looking back, it is insane to see how fast my portfolio has grown in such a short period time and I love seeing similar growth rates in so many other people in the dividend investing community. Man is it a lot of fun! But there has been one key piece of the equation I have kept under wraps from all of you…the happening of my wife’s portfolio and the impact it is having on our “Family Dividend Income” and not just mine. So for the first time on this blog, I would like to discuss my wife’s investment portfolio and briefly discuss how I will begin reporting things differently here on our blog!
Ah.. the candles are burning, the coffee is brewing and the mind is turning. This is typically the time of year when we start thinking, writing down and developing the upcoming year goals and what is needed to be done in order to reach those goals. As we start to write them down, one can literally write anything as their goal, such as, jump three inches higher, have the greenest grass, make the best bologna sandwich, write an article about the best bacon; you get the drift. This article is really to hone in on not just establishing goals and the stones to walk on to get there, but the “why” to your goal, the “purpose” to what you are setting out to accomplish. This is very important and a great time to take time to search for that purpose for what you are setting out to do.