Bert’s December Dividend Stock Watch List

I cannot believe I am about to say this, but here it goes.  For the FINAL time in 2017, I am going to take a deep dive and prepare a watch list full of dividend stocks that are on my radar because they are potentially undervalued.  This market is as expensive as ever and the S&P 500 continues to soar to new highs.  So finding great dividend stocks that are currently trading at a discount was definitely a challenge.   However, I was able to find three stocks that have caught my attention.  Let’s dive in and take a look at the final 2017 edition of my dividend stock watch list!

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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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The Diplomats’ November Side Hustle Report

Another month is in the books and we are closing in on 2018!  What does that mean?  Another 30 days where we were able to earn extra money in order to pursue financial freedom.  Were we able to bounce back in November from the lower October month where we fell just $.03 short of reaching $100??  Given there was a holiday plus some extra time off – it could go either way!  You will simply have to check out the report below.  Always remember, every dollar counts in the pursuit.  Grab that cup of coffee and check out our November Side Hustle Report!

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Expected Dividend Increases – December 2017

I cannot believe that I am writing this post for the final month in 2017.  So many great things have happened in 2017 and I cannot wait to see what 2018 has in store for all of us.  As investors, we have received some great (and some poor) dividend increases during the year.   For the last time in 2017, I have compiled a list of dividend paying companies that are expected to announced dividend increases in December.  Lanny and I spend so much time monitoring dividend announcements for a ton of companies, so we like to share some our research with all of you.  This list isn’t all-inclusive, that would be impossible; but it includes the majority of the companies that we will be monitoring closely over the next 31 days.   Now the fun begins. Let’s dive in and see which companies are expected to increase their dividend in December.

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Bert’s November 2017 Dividend Income Report

Thanksgiving….done.  Black Friday and Cyber Monday have officially passed and the damage was not too significant.  I sit here today in disbelief thinking that November is already over and 2018 is rapidly approaching.  Time flies and it seems to only go by faster and faster with age.   Now that the calendar has turned and we have entered THE BEST dividend income month of the year.  But before we start counting down the days until we received our mutual fund distributions, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look and see how I performed in November.  Here is my November Dividend Income Report.

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Expected Dividend Increases – November 2017

Another month, another installment of our monthly series highlighting one of our favorite aspects about dividend investing….DIVIDEND INCREASES!   For those of you that are new to our website, each month we aggregate a listing of companies that are expected to increase their dividend in the coming months.  Lanny and I are ALWAYS monitoring potential dividend increases in stocks we either own are on our watch list, so we thought it might be helpful to other dividend investors as well.  Let’s see which companies are expected to announce a dividend increase in November!

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Bert’s Fourth Quarter Finance and Life Goals

This quarter I want to try something different.  Sure, I set my annual goals back in December.  Those goals are the big goals that I want to make sure I can accomplish over the course of twelve mounts and  they are supposed to take time to complete (which they definitely are).  However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a ton of other short-term goals that I want to accomplish along the way.  During the fourth quarter, I want to create some shorter term personal finance and life goals that I also want to complete over the next three months.  Some are large and some are small.   But all will have a meaningful impact if I can accomplish them.  

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