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.
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.
My wife and I moved into our house at the beginning of September. Finally, nearly three months later, we were able to solve the most controversial purchase and topic of discussion….our new couch. I cannot explain why, but we visited an insane number of furniture stores, sat on hundreds of couches, and could never find one that we both loved. Finally, though, after these three very long months, we found “the one.” I wanted to share the story about how a few simple tricks saved me almost $375 on our new could. The best part, it took less than a half hour to save some serious cash.
We weren’t kidding with our dividend stock watch lists posted earlier this month, expected dividend increases and even tweeting about how the market is opening up opportunities. It is always exciting when dividend aristocrats go on sale and one has capital to deploy. Due to the frugal lifestyle that Bert & I live, we were able to strike when the stock market took a few steps back. The end of October & early November has opened up quite a few opportunities in the dividend investing arena and what do Dividend Diplomats do best? You called it, brother, dividend investing of course! Let’s dive in to see our recent purchase that we both ended up buying for our respective dividend stock portfolios!
The calendar has flipped once again. You know what time that is…..time to summarize our monthly dividend income totals! To me, nothing is better than compiled your results for the month and seeing the growth realized in a short 12 month period. October came and went with a blink of an eye and it still blows my mind that 2018 is on the horizon. Before I start looking too far ahead, let’s take a look and review my October divided income totals.
I’m sitting at my dining room table with a freshly brewed cup of coffee and the fall breeze blowing in. What a beautiful fall day here in Northeast Ohio. With a lot of the expenses associated with moving in and updating our house in the rear-view mirror, I’m finally starting to flip on the investing switch again and aggressively look for great opportunities to add to or establish new positions. I’m inspired by Lanny’s recent dividend income month where he covered over 100% of his monthly housing expenses with his dividend income. If I want F.I.R.E, I need to go get it. So today, I sat down and found four dividend stocks that I would like to watch over the next month. Let’s take a look at my October dividend stock watch list.
The fourth quarter is upon us. 9 months of dividend income in the books, 3 more to go for 2017. It has been an exciting journey so far, that’s for sure! Last week, we published our monthly dividend income summary article where we review the growth and progress from a lot of fellow bloggers in the dividend growth community! Not only does it have me motivated, but it show the true power that dividend re-investment and dividend increases can have on your portfolio. Today, we will look ahead to the month of October and see which companies are expected to announce dividend increases in the coming month!