Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Dividend Stock Analysis

Whoa!  Shaking off the cobwebs on  my full-on dividend stock analysis skills here.  It’s been quite some time since I’ve independently wrote an article on one dividend stock out there.  Given that my busy season has wound down, I though tit would be a great time to shake the rust and really dive into a company that I not only own, but is a highly visible company in the market place.  With the tides in the market thus far this year, the increase of rates, the election, etc.. the stock market has never been so unpredictable.  With that, we need to have a sense of security to the cash we have saved in order to deploy the appropriate capital to a company.  In terms of security – here is dividend stock that is of high quality as it relates to network and data security… Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO).

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No Choice but to Roth

Hello everyone!  I know the article title may seem puzzling, trust me, as I didn’t like typing that phrase out myself.  However, there are certain things that you “know” when starting the year, that you may struggle to come to light with, when it comes to your finances and this happens to be one of them.  Obviously this isn’t a purely negative article, but it’s something I have had to come to light with – if I want to contribute to an IRA account this year, no matter what, I have to do a portion into my roth account.  Find out why below! Continue reading

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Lanny’s February Dividend Income Summary

Busy season is two months down and thank God it’s a short month, as these are the dog days of them all.  However, what makes this month fun is that we close out a month of dividend income earlier and start to step into the iconic March dividend income.  Cleveland has been a bit of a whirlwind as of late – it was 75 degrees and now it’s back into the 20’s.  Talk about getting sick with the climate change!  On a stock note – the market, this month, has been up almost 3% in the last 30 days, ending February 24th.  This has definitely sidelined me from making dividend stock purchases, killing me!  Let’s see what February has brought me in regards to dividend income.

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Making the Most of Your “Lunch Hour” Each and Every Day

Today, one of my co-workers was talking about his CPA exam and how he has one left to go to become an official CPA.  Definitely a hard test, and thank goodness that’s long behind me.  However, he was planning on taking it at the end of May.  Even though we are in busy season, I stopped and asked, what?  Why won’t you just put the 15-20 hours per week for the next 3 weeks and take the last part?!  It dawned on him, after I laid it out – taking advantage of the one hour that you pound food, talk about the weekend with your boys and about what you’re going to do after work on Saturday, each and every afternoon gets you NO WHERE.  If you want to accomplish things that you complain that you don’t have enough time for – make it a priority and take advantage of time, including that “lunch” hour.  I don’t necessarily believe in a lunch-hour, I merely think of – you have a day – you are expected to accomplish work, objectives/deadlines, but definitely should take breaks throughout the day to do other things, etc.. but get your work done and in public accounting – be chargeable.  I digress…I then showed my co-worker this lunch hour can produce 5 hours, at least, per week of studying, not including an early morning and then weekend studying after work and on Sundays.  It finally hit him that accomplishing this goal is doable NOW instead of “maybe” LATER.  It made me want to write about how to make the most out of what we call the “Lunch Hour”.

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Lanny’s January Dividend Income Summary

Wow, here we are everyone!  We are 1/12th in the books and the engine is starting to make progress for 2017.  It has been one wild month, being in busy season – these are the days that last forever, but fly by at the same time.  When you are working 60-80 hours per week, it feels like there is so much to do and going on that you can’t seem to keep up, but yet, your days are longer, still yearning for more hours in the day.  Now that January is in the books, however, that means that one month of dividends is also recorded officially!  Let’s check out the January December Dividend Income round up!

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Lanny’s Automatic Dividend Investment Strategy

That’s right I am back at it again folks!  Just when you thought that everything can be strategized and plotted out on a map, until you come to this site and realize – you can go deeper, simpler, easier and automatic.  I am trying to make this investing journey an automated process as much as possible, as then you can allow yourself to focus on going forward, the everyday variables, planning further with the future and enjoying more of the moment now.

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Lanny’s Recent Stock Purchase – Pfizer (PFE)

Third purchase in 31 days?  Now that’s what I’m talking about.  I’m starting to feel like the Lanny of old again, if only the grey hair can revert back to black, I’d appreciate it.  January finished off with some tail winds, as big final year earning releases are coming out, Trumps making his speeches and movements, as well as your everyday volatility that January typically brings.  As dividend investors, we need to sit tight and buy when we find the right value at hopefully the right times if you can.  This purchase signifies that, based on my analysis.  Let’s find out why I purchase Pfizer (PFE)!

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