Bert’s Stock Purchases – December 2018

Wow, has December been a crazy month in the stock market to say the least.  Lanny has taken advantage of some of the craziness and put some capital to work and so have I.  There have been some frustrating moments for me (I’ll describe those later in the article).  But overall, I was excited to grab some stocks at a discount and continue to build my forward dividend income.  Luckily, my account was still eligible for free trades and I was able to engage in a lot of small trades.  With a fresh cup of coffee in hand, I’m ready to summarize the stock purchases.  Let’s dive right in!

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October Dividend Income From YOU the Bloggers!

Happy early Thanksgiving everyone!  2018 has been such an amazing year for some many reasons.  There is just a lot to be thankful for and hopefully all of use take some time this week to reflect and spend some time with our loved ones.  We definitely will!  Since another month has come to a close and bloggers have been furiously releasing their dividend income summaries, you know what that means…time for the next installment of our dividend income from YOU the bloggers series.   For those of you that are not familiar, each month, each month, we gather as many dividend income summaries from the community to share the results with all of you.    Here is the October version of the dividend income from YOU the bloggers series!

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4 of the Best Tips for Taking out Student Loans

The following post is a guest blog post from one of our good friends, Taylor, and he offers a unique perspective about student loans and will provide some great tips about taking out student loans!   We don’t traditionally have these, but we always enjoy reading a different perspective and other avenues to take to become Financially Free!  Please see the post below and we thought it could be for something of consideration:

Student loans are unavoidable now that the college fees are skyrocketing and with students wanting to get in the top-ranked colleges. However, when students take loans, it does not end there because then there is the matter of loan repayments. If you take out loans wisely and with some tips in mind, you may be able to manage them after graduation. Please see the following article for more information about student loans.

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Recent Buy – Realty Income (O) X 3

The market continued to slide the first few weeks of February.  Dividend Aristocrats and other great dividend stocks continued to fall to levels I haven’t seen in a while.  Lanny and I were having multiple discussions each day about which stocks are looking great and where to potentially focus our attention.  Look how strong some of the names are that were on his January dividend stock watch list.  Well, there is one stock that has continued to catch my eye as the price continues to decline.  I’ve purchased the stock twice already in 2018 and I could not resist when their price fell below the half-century mark.  Here is why I bought Realty Income (O) for the third time in 2018!

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Bert’s Fourth Quarter Goals Review

Goals.  Man setting lofty and ambitious goals are so important to achieving success. I’m relatively new to the goal setting process and only started doing so just a couple of years ago.  At first, I only set annual goals; however,  after the third quarter, I took a new approach to setting goals.  I created a list of four life and finance goals to compliment my lofty annual goals.  The thought was I could focus on taking care of both little and big rocks during the quarter instead of focusing my attention solely on those lofty annual goals.  In this article, I plan on reviewing these four fourth quarter goals.  Let’s take a look at these goals and see how I performed.

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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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