Bert’s May Dividend Income Summary

Lanny said it best in his stock purchase article…the month of May was actually wild!  Every day presented a new twist, turn, and market swing.  I would transfer cash to my brokerage and get ready to make a purchase.  Then boom, the market would swing upward.  Despite the madness, the dividend income continued to flow.  After all, that’s part of the beauty of dividend investing.   Lanny published great dividend income results this month.  As always, he is a tough act to follow. Especially when he announces a 48.8% YOY dividend increase.  But I’ll give it my best shot.  It is time to review my May Dividend Income summary!

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Expected Dividend Increases in June 2019

Man the year is flying by!  I can’t believe it is almost June and the fact that my daughter is now two months old!  As you know, each month is an exciting new chapter in the story of dividend increases. And we summarize and discuss it here on our website.  June is going to be a fun month, as there are a lot of names that are expected to announce an increase.   Let’s start the process of reviewing and predicting the expected dividend increases in June!

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5 Ways to Get Creative With Your Budget

We have a guest post from Lee Daley regarding budgeting.  It has been a while since we have published an article on budgeting on our website.  Lee provides some interesting tips and tricks to turn budgeting from a boring exercise to a fun one.  Plus, he did it in a Top 5 list format. Our favorite.  Hopefully you enjoy this article and find it beneficial.  Feel free to add ways you are creative with a budget in the comment section!

If the idea of living on a budget sounds emotionally exhausting, don’t panic.

Plenty of people don’t consider budgeting to be the most fun they can have on a weekend. For many consumers, the concept of obsessing over numbers and watching the pennies can be quite overwhelming. However, the good news is that with a little creativity, you can make your budget less daunting, and more inspiring.

If you want more control over your finances, but you don’t want to bore yourself to death with your budgeting strategy in order to have more money, the following creative tips can help.

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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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Slowing Dividend Growth in 2019 and Why It Is Not All Doom and Gloom

Once again, as I sip on a delicious, warm cup of coffee, I have found myself shaking my head.  This time, the disappointment was at the hands of Pepsico (PEP).  Their recent 3% dividend increase left a lot to be desired.  It is significantly lower than last year and their 5-year average dividend growth rate.   But Pepsi wasn’t the only company that has made me feel this way in 2019.  We’re noticing a frustrating trend in 2019….slowing dividend growth.

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Bert’s January Dividend Income Summary

I’m writing this article in the final minutes of the Super Bowl.   This wasn’t the most exciting game to watch and there was a lot less scoring than anticipated.  It was nice to receive a dividend from the official halftime show sponsor, Pepsi, this month.  Luckily, even though the game wasn’t too exciting, that wasn’t the case with our January dividend income summaries.   Lanny kicked off our site’s dividend income summaries with an impressive $777 dividend haul.  Incredible results Lanny!  How lucky of a number is that by the way??  It is a tough mark to beat, but here is the question, could I possibly have topped him this month?

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