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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December Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

Ah, the best month for being a Dividend Investor.  Most companies pay on a quarterly basis in the third month of the quarter and for those that have mutual fund/ETF investments, the dividends and capital gains pour in at the end of the year.  Due to the insane amount of dividend increases and with the benefit of consistency from our community, we expect the report below to be mind-blowing and many records to be set.  Here is the December version of the dividend income from YOU the bloggers!

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Bert’s October Dividend Income Summary

Another month.  The leaves are changing, Halloween is behind us, and I have officially ate way too much Halloween candy!  My wife and I love the fall season and even had a chance to go apple picking before the weather was too cold and make some fantastic desserts with our haul.  But that’s not the point of this article, is it?  Each month, we like to summarize our results and check out the growth and progress we are making in terms of dividend income.  Lanny kicked off the festivities by announcing a very nice 10.96% increase compared to last year.  Let’s see how well I can perform.  Here is my October Dividend Income summary!

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Who & What is Vanguard?

What does it mean when someone says, “Oh, I Vanguard” or “I use Vanguard”.  There is even a line or two when people talk about investments in a conversation, and someone says, “I let Vanguard handle everything”.  Well, my goal is to explain and put that to rest.  This all came from an interesting conversation with one of my best friends and he felt that this information was necessary for the community to read, especially those starting out to invest and wanting to know more terminology, where it comes from, what it means and the impact to them.  Therefore, I will do my best to explain the “who” and the “what” in Vanguard.

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What are the Differences Between Mutual Funds and ETFs?

This year, we launched our financial education series.  The purpose was to educate investors on various aspects of dividend investing or just investing in general.  Some articles have been as fundamental as “What is a Dividend?”  while some articles took a deeper dive into a topic, such as “What is a REIT and How Are Dividends From a REIT Taxed?”   Today’s article will take a step out of the dividend specific topic and explain the differences between mutual funds and ETFs.  Both types of investments are important diversification options and are similar (but with some key differences).   And of course, as you would expect, there will be a dividend twist at some point in this article!  Let’s start peeling back the layers!

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Bert’s June Dividend Income Summary

Half of 2018 is officially in the books!  I am also another year older and have one year left to enjoy my 20s.  2018 has been an investing year unlike any other in the past.  There have been a ton of great buying opportunities and companies are providing shareholders with some crazy dividend increases and share buyback programs.  Lanny and I are having a blast following the twists and turns of Mr. Market.  Now that another month has come to a close, it is time to take a step back and review the dividends received during the month.   Here is my June dividend income summary!dividend income Continue reading

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Bert’s March Dividend Income Summary

Wow.  What a month it has been.  My busy season came to a roaring close, there were an insane number of March Madness upsets, and my personal favorite, baseball season is back!  One of my favorite activities each month is sitting down with a nice beverage and aggregating my final dividend results for the month.  I tally the results throughout the month, but there is something exciting about finalizing my totals and seeing the final amount of dividend income received and calculating my year over year growth rate.  Since this is March, aka the final month of the quarter, this is a very fun activity!  Let’s see how I performed this month.  Here is my March dividend income summary.

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