Bert’s August Dividend Income Summary

Labor Day is behind us and we are closing in on the final quarter of the year!  Fall is my favorite season.  The outdoors, changing leaves, football, playoff baseball, great food, bonfires….man I’m happy this season is here.    As with each month, we take a look at how we performed compare to last year to measure our growth, progress, and pursuit of good old financial freedom!  Here is my August dividend income summary folks.

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Lanny’s August Dividend Income Summary

Just when you thought summer was winding down, I am writing this in blistering heat out there – as it has just about touched 90 degrees here in Northeast Ohio.  Last month I said it was raining dividends, well this month – we are scorching dividends baby!  We are now EIGHT months down with FOUR monstrous months left to kick butt.  I have been spending even more time to see where things are looking, financially, and let’s just say it’ll be a grind through the end of the year.  Let’s grab that cup of coffee and see my August results!

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Recent Purchase – ADM

The last couple of months has been pretty active for me.  Since the beginning of February, I have either initiated a new position or re-upped my position in 6 stocks, with the most recent transaction occurring a few weeks ago when I purchased both CVX and PM.  Well, I had some extra capital laying around and wanted to purchase a stock that has been on my radar for a while now.   If you have followed our website over the last month, you will probably know which stock I purchased, as it has appeared in several articles recently.

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Bert’s September Dividend Income & Portfolio Summary

September is a great month.  Summer turns to fall, football returns, baseball teams battle for their chance to continue playing baseball in October, and most importantly, most companies pay a dividend!  Let’s review my portfolio and dividend income received during September.

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Expected September Dividend Increases

The best month of the quarter is upon us!  September adds a wave of capital to our portfolio through DRIPs or the receipt of cash.  Tracking my portfolio is particularly fun in this month since many of the companies I own will pay a dividend this month and one of my stocks is supposed to increase its dividend this month.  It seems like every two-three days a stock in my portfolio will have a new update for me to follow. It is great!  Let’s take a look which Dividend Aristocrats are set to increase their dividend this month.

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Goal Accomplished! Crossing $1,750 Projected Dividend Income

2014 has been a crazy, unreal year for my portfolio.   I have pushed myself to invest more capital than I was comfortable investing for the sake of reaching financial independence that much faster.   When 2014 began, I was projected to earn only $750 in dividend income.  My portfolio only had $17k invested in income producing assets with some major funds just sitting on the sidelines.   When the calendar flipped, I initially set a projected dividend income of $1,500 and surpassed this total early in the year.  I decided to increase this goal $250 and set a new target of $1,750.   I can now proudly say I my projected annual dividend income is $1,752, surpassing my goal.  So how did I do it?

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Dividend Diplomat August Watch List

Hey everyone!  Thanks for stopping by.  It has been 45 days since Bert posted his 10 stocks on his watch list and it is now time to update this list, as well as incorporating the full Diplomat team (Lanny!) into the mix, as we all have stocks on the watch list.  It’s been a wild 45 days and based on different purchases made over that stretch and allocation/weights in our portfolios, it is time to adjust and discuss which stocks are on our August watch list, RIGHT NOW! Continue reading

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