Bert’s Recent Buys – PG and SBUX

Last week, with a volatile stock market, I decided to jump right back into the action. All of us have been watching this market closely and getting excited about the opportunities that have started to present themselves.    I had some extra cash on hand and wanted to add to several positions in my portfolio.  After some research, my investment decisions were made and I found the two stocks I wanted to purchase.  Here is why I purchased shares of Procter and Gamble (PG) and Starbucks (SBUX) last week.    

 

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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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February Dividend Income From YOU the Bloggers!

The hustle and grind continues everyone!  January and February were incredible months for dividend investors as a lot of companies decided to provide their shareholders with a nice dividend increase.  Even though those results weren’t reflected yet in each blogger’s dividend income summary, that didn’t stop so many of you from posting incredible results during the shortest month of the year.   Here is the latest installment of our Dividend Income from YOU the Blogger’s series!

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Using Side Hustles to Paydown My Mortgage

I hope at this point it is not a secret that Lanny and I are doing whatever it takes and side-hustling our tail off to earn every extra dollar we can.  In fact, I am earning some Swagbucks as I am writing this article as I have a video running in the background. We always say that every dollar counts and every dollar makes a difference in our pursuit of financial freedom.  I’ve been thinking long and hard about that phrase recently, especially as I spend hours staring at a computer watching spreadsheets open at work or I walk to the water cooler for a needed break. After a conversation with Lanny at the water coolers one of those days, something he said caused a light bulb to suddenly turn on and I cannot wait to starting using my side hustle income in a different manner, to paydown my mortgage.

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Bert’s February Dividend Income Summary

Two months are over in 2018.  Where has time gone?  Seriously, the first two months have 2018 have flown by!  But no matter how busy you are, what you have going on in life, or how many hours you may be working, there is one thing that I love about dividend investing.  Your dividend income is ALWAYS working for you in the background and you barely have to lift a finger to receive the benefits.  Well, February was not different from January or any of the months before it.  Time to dive in to my February Dividend Income summary!

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January Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

Wow 2018 is flying by!  The two of us are bustling through our busy season and nearly two months have gone by in the blink of an eye.  In our last edition of the blogger income series, we witnessed blogger after blogger set personal records and produce insane dividend growth rates in December.  Can the community build on their December success and crush 2018?  Well, let’s hope the community can post strong dividend growth rates, as some of our favorite dividend stocks, because 2018 has been crazy so far.  Time to dive in, here is our January dividend income summary from YOU the bloggers.

 

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Recent Buy – Realty Income (O) X 3

The market continued to slide the first few weeks of February.  Dividend Aristocrats and other great dividend stocks continued to fall to levels I haven’t seen in a while.  Lanny and I were having multiple discussions each day about which stocks are looking great and where to potentially focus our attention.  Look how strong some of the names are that were on his January dividend stock watch list.  Well, there is one stock that has continued to catch my eye as the price continues to decline.  I’ve purchased the stock twice already in 2018 and I could not resist when their price fell below the half-century mark.  Here is why I bought Realty Income (O) for the third time in 2018!

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