We are in the thick of winter here. Snow flurries are flying and temperatures are dropping. The perfect time to sit inside with a warm cup of coffee, blog, and learn about dividend investing Lanny just published an article explaining how dividends are taxed and the tax benefits of this passive income stream. Lower tax rates are just another reason why we love dividend investing. Another reason we love this investing strategy is because of the dividend increases. We monitor each dividend increase like a hawk; we celebrate the strong increases and shake our heads after a disappointing increase. That’s why each month, we publish an article exclusively focusing on the expected dividend increases in the coming month. Here are the expected dividend increases in February.
Well, Lanny started our dividend income summary party off with quite a bang. Almost $5,500 Lanny! U n b e l i e v a b l e. That is how you motivate me and the rest of this awesome dividend investing community. Like Lanny, I am happy to say that my wife and I posted a personal record in December and I’m excited to share the results!
The market has continued to soar in December. The impressive rally has helped everyone’s portfolios continue to soar to record heights. I must admit, it is a lot of fun watching your portfolio’s market value continue to climb. Unfortunately, there is one con to a booming stock market. There are not a lot of stocks trading at a value! But even with record prices, a few companies have caught my attention and earned a place on my January dividend stock watch list.
Thanksgiving is behind us and we are quickly racing towards Christmas and Hanukkah. It has truly been a pleasure watching my wife experience the holidays for the first time with our daughter. I wish I could describe the feeling more, but all I know is that I am loving every second of the experience. With another month behind us, it is time to once again review the results and see how our dividend income stacks up against last year. Let’s dive into our November dividend income summary.
I’ve teased over the last month that we crossed a MAJOR investing mile. I’m finally excited to share the news with everyone. Our family’s portfolio is now projected to earn over $10,000 in dividend income!
This is an article that I am very excited to write. And I owe a huge thank you to Lanny for helping me make it happen. Ever since the rate cut in July, we have all been bombarded with emails asking us to refinance our mortgage. “Why you need to refinance with Quicken Loans.” “You’ve been pre-approved with Chase.” Even Ally Bank, where we have both held our investment portfolios at one time, offered us a sweet refinance deal.
With an interest rate of 3.89% on a 30-year mortgage originated two years ago, I never thought that refinancing would work for me. But as interest rates continued to slide and the refinance market exploded, rates finally reached the level where it was economically beneficial for me to make the move. Here is why I am refinancing my mortgage after two years and unlocking some serious cash along the way.
Markets up, markets down. That seems to be the theme of 2019. Oil prices have been the latest item to experience wild swings. Further, interest rates are starting to slowly climb up once again, so hopefully many of you were able to take advantage and refinance your mortgage (I know Bert did – article to come on the topic). Each swing, each change in the market, presents a new wave of opportunities for long-term investors like ourselves. That’s why it is important to have a stock screener (Read our Dividend Stock Screener), establish a watch list, and most importantly, SHARE YOUR IDEAS WITH THE COMMUNITY.
What’s crazy is how many stock purchases the two of us have made over the years that stemmed from an article we read on one of your websites. We cherish this community. Which is why we aggregate as many dividend income summary articles from around the community. Here is the August 2019 version of the Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers series. It is time to get motivated!