Another month is in the books and 2019 continues to fly by at a record pace. Baseball season is winding down and football season is starting up again. Plus, we are approaching fall, which is my wife’s favorite season. It’ll be even more special now that we can celebrate it with our daughter for the first time. August was another crazy month for the market. There were wild swings, buying opportunities, and naturally, the market climbed towards the end. But during that time, dividend income provided us a consistent dividend income stream. Lanny kicked off the party on this website by posting insane results (Read about his $800+ dividend income month). So now it is my turn. Let’s dive into my August Dividend Income summary.
Looking back, July was a pretty monumental month for me. My daughter turned four months old, went to an in home daycare for the first time, Cleveland hosted the MLB All Star Game, and it was my birthday! We talk about milestones on this website a lot. Although it wasn’t an investing milestone, my birthday did represent another milestone that I won’t talk about. But I am learning quickly that time does fly and things can happen with a blink of an eye. That’s why today, I am going to reflect on the dividend income received last month. Here is my July dividend income summary!
My mailbox and online advertising banners always contain New Bank Account Promotions. With promises of hundreds of dollars for each new account, it is easy to see why many people use this as a hack to earn extra cash. I have been reluctant to participate over the years. But recently, two offers came across my plate that I couldn’t pass up. Here is how I earned $1,000 with new bank account promotions over the last month.
June was an odd month for many reasons. One will become apparent later in the article. The other reason…it flew by. In the blink of an eye, it’s July. Lanny continues to do amazing things on his financial front and I’m doing my best to follow suit. June had some nice progress. Let’s review my June 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!
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!
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.