Bert’s March Dividend Income Summary

I cannot believe that we have another month in the book!  Where the heck is time going?  Baseball season is coming and life is flying fast at me.  All great stuff though.  This month’s article even features a new image!  Finally, I decided to do away with the old “Dividend Income” image and get creative. Lanny updated his last year, so it was time for me to as well.  My wife and I were playing Scrabble and then I had this idea for the article.  But back to business, I’m starting to ramble.  At the beginning of the month, we each post our dividend income summaries to track and monitor our progress.  Lanny recently released his March dividend income summary and produced absolutely insane numbers.  I’ll let you see them for yourself.  But all I have to say is DAMN LANNY!   It is my turn now.  Here is my March dividend income summary!

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Expected Dividend Increases in April 2019

The calendar has turned once again.  You know what that means, right?  It is time for the next installment of our Expected Dividend Increases series.  For those of you that are new, each month, we try to summarize all the Dividend Aristocrats (and a few other companies) that are expected to announce a dividend increase in the coming month.  We also include a summary of the increases from the previous month.  Here are the expected dividend increases in April 2019!

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Bert’s March Dividend Stock Purchases

What a crazy week this has been for me.  Life comes at you fast sometimes and you have to be willing to absorb some punches and go with the flow.  I couldn’t be happier with how things have shaken out this week and I can’t wait to eventually write about it all.  Finally, with a few hours to concentrate, I wanted to share with you a couple of dividend stock purchases I made in March.  Nothing crazy, but as always, we like to be fully transparent with the community.  Plus, these names have been featured on our watch lists recently.   Let’s check out the stocks that I purchased and added to my portfolio!

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Bert’s February Dividend Income Summary

Wow.  February was a blur for so many different reasons.  With a blink of an eye, we find ourselves entering the third month of the year.   While personally, things many have been fuzzy, our dividend income continues to roll in, along with the dividend increases.  I swear, there was a new dividend increase announced every day in February!  Lanny has kicked off our blog’s dividend income summaries and it will be tough to follow his $628 act.  But I’ll give it a shot.  Here is my February dividend income summary!

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5 Low-Risk Investments to Start Your Portfolio

The following is a guest post from one of our friends discussing low-risk investments for your portfolio.  While we typically discussing dividend growth investing, and have even wrote about 5 Foundation stocks for a dividend investors portfolio, there are other low risk, non-dividend stock investments for individuals.  This article will discuss five of those other options.  Please see the following article to learn more! Continue reading

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Bert’s Recent Purchase – AbbVie (ABBV)

On most occasions, us Diplomats are on the same page with stock purchases.  Since we are always sharing our thoughts, ideas, and analyses, chances are that if one Diplomat purchases a stock, there is a good chance the other one did as well.   This happened when the two of us initiated a position in ABBV in the fourth quarter and it happened once again in January when ABBV’s price fell through the floor.  Lanny wrote out his purchase of ABBV and WRK this week, and now it is my turn.  Here is why I added to ABBV!

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Getting Back to Basics

We all have been there.  When time goes by and sometimes you cannot grasp everything that is happening or everything that is happening is out of your control.  You begin down a spiraling path of not taking care of “the house” and end up jumping from one event/task/fire to the next, while running out of time to take care of what was needed.  The last 6 months have been amazing and Lord knows how life-filled that time period was.  However, I may not have been as diligent as I could have been and 2019 is about getting back to basics.

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