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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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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August Transaction Summary – Week of 8/8/14

Another crazy week in the market. The week started and ended in the green with three red days in the middle.  Fortunately for me, I was able to benefit from a positive earnings release and stock for a lesser loss.   But the madness did not stop there, I used the proceeds of the sale to purchase another stock on the Diplomats Watch List!

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