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July 2015 Income

Even July, which historically hasn’t been that big of a dividend payout month, contributed $172.88 this year. This is a 73% increase from last July. The big reason is that I own quite a bit more of GE than I did last July. I also received 31 shares of Baxalta...

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Next Adventure in Life

I haven’t been updating the site as often as I once did but hope to change that soon. I just wanted to take this opportunity to explain the next stage in my career. Over the past 5 years I’ve spent one year in Iowa and 4 years in Wisconsin. Those...

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June 2015 Income

Sorry for the late June update. It seemed that not too long ago July had just started! I just moved to Chicago for work and have been busy getting settled here. I’ll post an update about that soon. Also, a new update is coming about another investment idea that I’ve...

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“Clean” Version of Dividend Portfolio Tracker

I’m excited to let you guys know about an update to my dividend portfolio tracker. I’ve had a few people ask for my help in editing the spreadsheet to get their own stocks to show up. In helping these people, I realized how difficult it can be to get everything...

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May 2015 Income

Well, it is that time again. Time to review my dividend investing strategy. While I don’t worry about the short term fluctuations of the portfolio and could very well just do a full review at the conclusion of each year, part of the reason why I like doing this review...

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Lessons Learned in the First 80 Years

The first person that comes to my mind when I think of investing lessons, especially coming from someone with over 80 years of life experience, would be Warren Buffett. However, this post is not about him. This is about Byron Wien. He is an American investor and vice chairman of...

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April 2015 Income

April isn’t historically one of the higher paying months with only 5 companies paying. I did receive a $36.23 special dividend from TROW, which helped. You’ll note that this wasn’t automatically reinvested as my dividends usually are. I guess that is just a consequence of the special dividend. My quarterly...

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AAPL Dividend Increase

Apple just released strong second quarter results. Included among the report was an expansion of the capital return program to $200 billion by March 2017. The Board also approved an 11% increase in the company’s quarterly dividend. Shareholders of record on 5/11/2015 will receive a dividend of $.52 per share,...

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The Plunge into P2P Lending

Thanks to a post at Write Your Own Reality (WYOR) entitled, Using P2P Lending to Protect Against Short-Term Cash Needs, I decided to look into it a little more thoroughly. I first heard about it from a friend at work who has invested about $15,000 over the last few years....

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Purchase of GE with money from MCD

If you’ve been following my latest posts, I did go ahead and sell MCD. As a dividend growth investor, stagnant stocks aren’t usually what would cause me to sell. In fact, I might even buy more or at least hold, allowing the reinvested dividends to be even more effective. It...