Bert’s March Dividend Stock Watch List

The first quarter is racing to a close here!  It has been over a month since my last stock purchase, T.Rowe Price Group, and I am starting to get the itch to buy again!  The market has presented a few opportunities that caught my eye over the last few weeks.  Here are the three stocks on my March watch list and hopefully you will be writing about another purchase article soon!

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Should I Sell Schlumberger (SLB)?

This morning, I was updating my portfolio sipping on a nice, warm cup of coffee updating my portfolio with all the madness/dividend income that has trickled in so far in March.  There is a reason why the third quarter of the month is everyone’s favorite dividend month, right?   After re-reading Lanny’s article about updating you portfolio’s P/E Ratio on a regular basis, I became inspired to review one of the stocks that I have considered selling for a while now.  I’ve been debating if the stock still fits the characteristics I look for in a dividend growth stock, so I thought today would be a perfect day to re-run Schlumberger (SLB) through the Dividend Diplomats Stock Screener and see if action is necessary.

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Recent Buy – T.Rowe Price Group (TROW)

This month, I was back at it again and had some extra capital to deploy with a free trade credit staring my account in the face.  So of course I was going to use this as an opportunity to continue building my position in T.Rowe Price Group (TROW) that I started in 2016.    What’s funny is I wrote my last T.Rowe Price purchase article on 2/28/16, so almost a year ago exactly!   One year later, I was faced with similar facts and made a similar decision.   Time to see why I added to my stake!

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Why I’ll Never Fix That Dent in My Car

Lanny and I have talked extensively about our disdain for owning a car, forking over a monthly payment for a depreciating asset, and dealing with all the random costs and annoyances that come with owning a car.   Well, a half a year ago, I caused some self inflicted damage to my car and have a massive dent to show for it.   This time, I drew a line in the sand and determined I am not spending my hard earned money for the repair!

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Bert’s January Dividend Income Summary

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!

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Bert’s Recent Buy – Procter & Gamble (PG)

It didn’t take too much arm twisting by Lanny to convince me to add to my stake in Procter & Gamble (PG) this week, especially after he took the first step, backed up his talk, and purchased 10.1 additional shares of the company earlier in the month.  I have no shame in admitting that I followed his lead and purchased shares in the company because let’s be honest, it is a great company!  Time to summarize my purchase of PG this week.

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Lanny’s Debt Update

Debt.  What is debt?  Is this America’s Horror Story?  Is it chains strapped to your hands and ankles?  Well, by definition, Debt is “An amount of money borrowed by one party from another. Many corporations/individuals use debt as a method for making large purchases that they could not afford under normal circumstances. A debt arrangement gives the borrowing party permission to borrow money under the condition that it is to be paid back at a later date, usually with interest.”  Thanks Investopedia for that.  Debt can be used in two ways – to pay for something that we use day in/day out as a liability that does not generate cash for us OR debt can be used to leverage buying an asset that produces a greater return than the cost of the debt itself.  I have debt and I wanted to share an update where I stand based on today, Mid-April.

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