A Big Retirement Mistake

We have our guest, Danielle K Roberts, for writing this detailed article on a, “Big Retirement Mistake”.  Danielle K Roberts is the co-founder of Boomer Benefits where she and her team help baby boomers navigate their Medicare insurance options. She is a member of the Forbes Finance Council and writes frequently about Medicare, retirement and personal finance.

Because of the baby boom that started back in 1946, it’s said that there are 10,000 baby boomers who are turning 65 every day. You might think this would cause an alarming number of retirees. However, according to The Motley Fool, 65% of boomers have planned to continue working past 65 years old. Continue reading

Bert’s October Dividend Income Summary

The calendar has flipped once again.  You know what time that is…..time to summarize our monthly dividend income totals!  To me, nothing is better than compiled your results for the month and seeing the growth realized in a short 12 month period.   October came and went with a blink of an eye and it still blows my mind that 2018 is on the horizon.   Before I start looking too far ahead, let’s take a look and review my October divided income totals.

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August Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

Dividends.  Insane Growth Rates.  Personal Records.  Community.  These aren’t just words and phrases, they are some of the common words and phrases we use to describe the dividend income summaries for so many of you in the community each month!  It is now time for one of our FAVORITE posts to write each month.  For those of you that are new followers.  Each month we summarize as many stories and dividend income summaries as we can because we love seeing the progress that everyone is making.  It is infectious and it drives us to keep pushing forward and  GO FOR IT.  Now, it is time to check out our August dividend income summary from YOU the bloggers!

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Bert’s Recent Buy – Cardinal Health (CAH)

Recently, I’ve had an itch to purchase a stock and I was motivated as heck to scratch the itch.   The motivation is coming from all directions. Whether it was from seeing my cash balance increase since I have been hoarding cash while preparing to move into our house, seeing impressive growth rates in our monthly dividend investing income summary from the community, and quite frankly, watching Lanny to continue to add to his portfolio and see his dividend income soar.   We all motivate each other and push each other, and seeing all of you crush it has motivated to move some cash from my recent “hoard” to my investment account and add  a company that is on my last watch list.  I still have a long, long, way to go if I am going to catch Lanny.  But heck, I have to start somewhere, right??  All, check out why I added to my stake in Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) the other day.

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Expected Dividend Increases in August 2017

What dividend investor doesn’t love receiving a dividend increase from one of their holdings?  No hands are raised….exactly what I expected.   Lanny and I are constantly monitoring our portfolios to make sure we measure the impact of a dividend increase the day the company makes their announcement.  We love instant results!  So each month, we take summarize a listing of Dividend Aristocrats (and a handful of non-Aristocrats) that are set to increase their dividend in the coming month to share our excitement with the community.   Now it is time to dive in and see which companies are expected to increase their dividend in August!

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Bert’s June Dividend Income Summary

Half of 2017 is in the books.  Man oh man does time fly.  I look forward to the first weekend of every month so that I can summarize my dividend income from the previous month.  Summarizing my June dividend income, aka the third month of the quarter, is always a little more exciting since I get to include the dividends received from mutual funds.  Enough talk, let’s take a look at how I performed in June compared to 2016.

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Expected Dividend Increases in July 2017

After taking a month off from the series in June (unintentionally of course)…I’m back!  Each month, I like to summarize which Dividend Aristocrats are expected to increase their dividend in the coming month.  As die-hard dividend growth investors, the two of us take great joy in closely monitoring and tracking the changes in our dividend income and dividend payments of the companies we own and companies that we are watching closely.  Typically, July is a slower month than June, but there are still some great companies that are expected to reward their shareholders.

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