Bert’s May Dividend Income Summary

We are swiftly approaching the halfway mark for 2018.  Man oh man, where has time gone?   Lanny, like so many of you already, published his May Dividend Income report and crushed it.  He earned almost $500 in dividend income and posted a 30% dividend increase!  Nice freaking job Lanny.  That’s how you crush it right there.  I’ve spent some time compiling my results here.  Let’s see if my May dividend income summary was as strong as Lanny’s!

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Bert’s Recent Buy – Leggett & Platt, Inc. (LEG)

2018 has been a fun investing year, as the market has presented many great buying opportunities and I’ve been fortunate enough to have some extra capital on to capitalize.  At the beginning of May, I initiated a large position in Pepsi.  Selfishly, I was trying to sneak in one more stock purchase before the end of the month and was fortunate enough to have cash on hard, ready to delpoy.  I have been hot on the trail of a Dividend Aristocrat for the last few weeks.   Finally, after weeks of waiting,  the company’s stock price fell and triggered my limit order.  Here is why I initiated a position in Leggett & Platt, Inc. (LEG) at the end of May!

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Expected Dividend Increases in June 2018

Another month is in the books in 2018.  It blows my mind that we are almost halfway through 2018.  Each month, I do my best to compile a list of companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase in the coming month.  While I can’t include every company in the article, I do my best to capture as many Dividend Aristocrats and other companies as possible.  Here is the next installment in our monthly series.  It is time to see which companies are expected to announce dividend increases in June!

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Adios Auto Loan

This month, my monthly cash flow received a nice boost.  Finally, after 60 long months, I made my final payment on this oh-so-beautiful, dented (that I’m never going to fix!), black Toyota Camry! Now, I join Lanny in the “I’ve paid off my auto loan” club!

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April Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

With 4 months down, there is one trend that the two of us are seeing everywhere.  The dividend growth community is kicking some serious butt this year!  Dividend stocks continue to announce strong dividend increases while the consumer staple stock industry is still offering some great value (as evidenced by the fact we both purchased Pepsi this month).   One of our favorite activities each month is reading blogger’s monthly dividend income summaries.  Why?  We both are extremely motivated by the hustle, hard work, and amazing results exhibited by so many in the dividend growth community.  So each month, we aggregate as many stories as we can into one article so we can share the results with all of you.  Here is the April installment of the Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers series! Continue reading

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Bert’s April Dividend Income Summary

Here we go, here we go!  It is finally May and you know what that means….PLAYOFF BASKETBALL!  But that’s not what I’m excited about today.  One of my favorite part of turning the calendar is taking a few moments to see how I performed in the previous month.  After all, we are all obsessed with numbers and love charting our progress.  So naturally I LOVE putting together my April dividend income summary.  Let’s see the results!

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Bert’s Recent Buy – Pepsico (PEP)

Well, it looks like I had an itch that needed to be scratched after compiling my May dividend stock watch list.  After years of coveting this stock and patiently waiting on the sidelines for the right moment to strike, the purchase date finally arrived.   After all, how could I pass up the opportunity to purchase one of my “Always Buy” stocks?  Time to see why I finally initiated a position in Pepsico (PEP) in May!

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