Dividend Increases, dividend increases, dividend increases. Man, this is the exciting announcement that all of us dividend growth investors eagerly await. A dividend increase is one of the best benefits of a dividend growth investor and can come in all shapes and sizes. Since we are constantly tracking the companies in our portfolio, each month, we prepare a listing of dividend increases that we are expected to receive from companies in our portfolio and several Dividend Aristocrats that we do not hold. Now, it is time to dive in and see which companies we expect to increase their quarterly dividend in May 2017.
“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?
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!
Two months ago was my last individual stock purchase. The market was showing signs of distress and on Thursday, August 28th, a purchase was made. This has been a familiar face to not just me, but both dividend diplomats and the price was right for an additional purchase. The position I further enhanced was primarily due to industry knowledge, yield and direction financial institutions are heading. Let’s find out why I purchased more shares in Citizens and Northern (CZNC)!
Welcome back! After the first two posts, I can see now the heat coming from the articles and the insight that individuals are also providing through their comments. We all want to save on taxes, reduce the liability, invest more money and keep more of that money, which we earn through our sources of income. Here we are… Part 3 to reduce taxes and invest MORE. This is possible everyone, VERY possible. The first portion of my strategy was to maximize my 401(k) with my employer, which will result, in this first year, a savings of OVER $5,000 and the second portion of the strategy led to tax savings of over $1,000 MORE! However, as you guessed it, it does NOT end there.
Very strange article title, isn’t it? To begin, I love dividend stocks to invest in. I love the pursuit to financial freedom and to be completely independent in the decision of what to do with my time. As with that time – happiness is what truly matters, and making a difference in others lives. I want to do that, NOW, Tomorrow, the next day and so on. I want to be able to spend as much time with friends and family as I see fit in my life and to help others that are in need. In doing some “deep-thinking” on how to further expedite this, maximize my money, which buys time, I have changed a strategy of mine. The target? Taxes.