March was the most interesting month, in quite some time, to say the least. We witnessed many down and up days of over 5%. As I am typing this, the market has had their best 4 day run since 1974, literally 46 years ago. This just goes to show you how low the market hit and even with this, the market is still undervalued. Could this be a teaser upswing, to set us up for the next bear drop? Who knows. What I do know is that the dividend stock purchases continued through the month of March!
Happy New Year and Happy Holidays to all (though it’s a bit late)! December dividends did not disappoint, per usual. The market went up significantly 2019, making it harder to find dividend stocks to purchase. However, dividends continue to pour in. Without further-ado, time to jump into my December Dividend Income results!
We know what time it is. This is one of the best months to be a dividend investor, as we wrap up a quarter-end. The market finished off an impressive note, closing up 13% for the year, thus far. The weather is finally warming up, as I believe we even received a 60 degree day or two in the month. This was a fantastic month of investing and earning dividends, which truly shows the power of time and consistency pushes you forward.
There are always fun wrinkles when you change employers. You cross your fingers and hope they have the same 401k brokerage, the same Health Savings Account provider, and same health insurance provider to make things easy. Unfortunately for me, I struck out on all three. After receiving my second HSA card in the mail a few months ago, I quickly became annoyed with having two accounts. So I decided to look into this further and determine if I should keep two separate Health Savings Accounts or combine the two accounts.
What does it mean when someone says, “Oh, I Vanguard” or “I use Vanguard”. There is even a line or two when people talk about investments in a conversation, and someone says, “I let Vanguard handle everything”. Well, my goal is to explain and put that to rest. This all came from an interesting conversation with one of my best friends. He felt that this information was necessary for the community to read. Especially those starting out to invest and wanting to know more terminology, where it comes from, what it means and the impact to them. Therefore, I will do my best to explain the “who” and the “what” in Vanguard.
Half of 2018 is officially in the books! I am also another year older and have one year left to enjoy my 20s. 2018 has been an investing year unlike any other in the past. There have been a ton of great buying opportunities and companies are providing shareholders with some crazy dividend increases and share buyback programs. Lanny and I are having a blast following the twists and turns of Mr. Market. Now that another month has come to a close, it is time to take a step back and review the dividends received during the month. Here is my June dividend income summary! Continue reading
The calendar has turned and we are off to the races in 2018. It has busy month and our busy season has been intense. But that hasn’t stopped us from closely monitoring our portfolios and the excitement that is happening in the stock market. We all finished December strong and as a community 39 of us were able to receive of $30,000 of dividend income. It was a record-setting month for a lot of us, including myself. And now that 2018 has started, it is time to keep the momentum going. With one month down, I thought it would be as good as a time as ever to publish my first dividend income summary of 2018. Time to check out my January dividend income summary!