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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Bert’s December Dividend Income Summary

December is THE BEST month to be a dividend growth investor.  Not only is it the third month of the quarter the most popular month to pay a dividend, but December is also the month where mutual fund companies pay their capital gains distributions!  Whoo.  Lanny and I were refreshing Vanguard’s website hourly (okay, probably less frequent than that) since we were eagerly awaiting the results.  For Lanny, the results WERE INSANE as he crossed $2,000 in dividend income for the first time ever.  Lanny congratulations my man.  Just incredible!  While my portfolio is far behind his (one day I’ll catch you Lanny!), my December’s have historically been strong.  If I ever had a chance to record a record level of dividend income and beat him this month, it would be in December.  So now, let’s dive into the details and check out my December dividend income summary!

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Expected Dividend Increases in January 2018

After a strong end to 2017 it is time to usher in a new calendar year and a new set of goals.   Whether you are racing to update our investment portfolios one final time in 2017 or too busy smiling as you update your dividend income summary for the amazing December dividend and capital gains distribution you received from your mutual fund holdings, there are a lot of great things to be excited about.  One topic that always brings joy to the two of us…dividend increases.  So each month, we try to summarize the companies that are expected to increase their dividend in the coming month.  We are tracking this statistic like hawks, so we thought we would share our research with all of you.  This isn’t an all-inclusive list, so please share any dividend increases you received last month or are expected to receive in the coming month with us in the comment section.  Now, it is time to dive into the next edition of our monthly series.  Here are the companies that we are expecting dividend increase from in January!

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Expected Dividend Increases – December 2017

I cannot believe that I am writing this post for the final month in 2017.  So many great things have happened in 2017 and I cannot wait to see what 2018 has in store for all of us.  As investors, we have received some great (and some poor) dividend increases during the year.   For the last time in 2017, I have compiled a list of dividend paying companies that are expected to announced dividend increases in December.  Lanny and I spend so much time monitoring dividend announcements for a ton of companies, so we like to share some our research with all of you.  This list isn’t all-inclusive, that would be impossible; but it includes the majority of the companies that we will be monitoring closely over the next 31 days.   Now the fun begins. Let’s dive in and see which companies are expected to increase their dividend in December.

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Lanny’s Recent Stock Purchase – Pfizer (PFE)

Third purchase in 31 days?  Now that’s what I’m talking about.  I’m starting to feel like the Lanny of old again, if only the grey hair can revert back to black, I’d appreciate it.  January finished off with some tail winds, as big final year earning releases are coming out, Trumps making his speeches and movements, as well as your everyday volatility that January typically brings.  As dividend investors, we need to sit tight and buy when we find the right value at hopefully the right times if you can.  This purchase signifies that, based on my analysis.  Let’s find out why I purchase Pfizer (PFE)!

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Lanny’s December Dividend Income Summary

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope everyone was able to ring in the turn of the calendar with their loved ones and are having a healthy & happy new years thus far.  This was the time period when everyone made their final pushes to achieve their goals for the year and ultimately & hopefully have ended up in a better position than they were a year ago.  This is also one of my favorite month’s worth of dividend income, due to it being a quarter-end and the last month of the year.  With the weather being sunny and melting the snow into the new year, let’s see if my portfolio was able to heat up and produce heft dividends for December!

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Lanny’s December Dividend Stock Watch List

Well, I just finished plowing my driveway, and I definitely had to, in order to even be able to pull into my driveway.  We didn’t have really any snow until last night, let’s just say winter has come by with a roaring hello!  As the coffee is brewing and I am setting up my organized area to focus on writing, the stock watch list has come to mind.  I have been monitoring high quality dividend stocks since the election and I am currently making my list and checking it twice, trying to find out which stocks on my watch list are naughty or nice.  Come on in and check them out!

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