Bert’s December Dividend Income Summary

I’ve been getting excite to write this post ever since I published my November 2016 dividend income summary.  Why?  Because December is the BEST DIVIDEND INCOME MONTH OF THE YEAR!  Not only do we receive dividends from the majority of companies in our portfolio, but we also receive distributions from our mutual funds.  More often than not, the capital gains distributions cause you to fall out of your seat as the number never seems to disappoint, especially when you have been contributing to your 401k throughout the year.   Now that it is officially 2017, time for me to perform my final dividend income summary of 2016!  Let’s see my December dividend income figures!

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Bert’s 2017 Goals

With 2016 coming to a close and New Years rapidly approaching, we are running out of time to publish our 2017 goals so that we can hit the ground running on January 1st and sprint towards the finish line.  If you haven’t noticed, the two of us have spent a lot of time thinking about taking the right approach to the goal setting process.  We are not aiming to cross a low bar here on this website.  Instead, we have taken months to find purpose driven goals that are challenging and are going to push us.  Will it be comfortable achieving all of these goals…no!  But is that really the point of the goal setting process?  We want to sweat, we want to force ourselves to scrape every dollar together….we want to feel the burn.  Man, I’m starting to sound like Lanny here.  After a month of brainstorming, number crunching, and debates, here they are, my five 2017 goals!

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5 Easy Ways to Save During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is rapidly approach here! And you know what that means, a lot of gifts and a lot of swiping of your credit cards.  But just because the holiday season is here does not mean that you have to break the bank to enjoy it.  Heck, there are many ways to enjoy the holidays frugally and keep the expenses down as low as possible.  In this article, I wanted to share the five easy ways my wife and family keep our costs down and avoid unnecessary spending without sacrificing the spirit of the season.   Time to check them out!

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Bert’s November Dividend Income Summary

The crazy, turbulent month of November 2016 has finally come to a close.  But you know what November coming to a close means, right?  The best darn dividend month of the year is set to begin and I am as intrigued as every what December will have in store for us.   Before I begin looking too far forward, it is time to summarize the past month and the dividend income I earned.  How did I perform compared to November 2015 and was I able to achieve a higher year over year dividend growth rate compared to Lanny?  Time to find out!

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Bert’s November Dividend Stock Watch List

Lanny said it best, the post election stock market has been crazy.  A lot of industries that have been trading at a discount, financials and REITs for example, have soared while other stocks that have traded at highs over the years are approaching buy-able levels again.    Recently, I was able to knock out one of my 2016 investing goals by crossing $3,250 in projected dividend income; now, I have another goal in sight….investing at least $20,000 in “New Capital” into the market.   I’m ready to keep the pedal to the metal and take advantage of some more opportunities that Mr. Market has presented us.  Time to check out my November Dividend Stock Watch List!

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October Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

2016 is racing to an end.  It has been a fascinating couple of weeks here. From a thrilling World Series that sadly didn’t fall in our favor to an election that has caused some noise in the markets.    Have we mentioned yet that both of us were lucky enough to attend that historic Game 7??  We’re sure you all know the drill, each month, we first publish our dividend income summaries (Bert’s here and Lanny’s here) and then aggregate as many as we can from ALL OF YOU in the dividend growth investing community.  SO if we didn’t include you this month, please understand it is not personal and is more of a result of timing!  Now, time to dive in and check out our October Dividend Income summary from all of you in the dividend blogging community!

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Recent Buy – Realty Income (O)

I figured you all would see this coming considering one of my last posts and involved performing a dividend stock analysis over one of the most population REITs in the dividend investing community and I recently featured the company on my last watch list.   But this week, I took some capital off the sidelines and put it back into the market as stock prices continue to tumble.  Time to share with you the newest addition to my portfolio, Realty Income (O)!

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