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Should I Sell McDonald’s?

I first bought McDonald’s (MCD) in July 2013. I purchased 30 shares at that time for 100.999/share. I have collected $175.69 in dividends, which I reinvested back into the company, purchasing an additional 1.8391 shares. Despite purchasing nearly all the reinvested shares at a lower price than my initial purchase,...

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March 2015 Income

March has historically been one of the higher payout months. This March did not disappoint with contributions coming from 18 of my 30 stocks. Total dividend income for March 2015 was $617.32. In March 2014 I received $258.07; in March 2013, I received $103.64; and in March 2012, I received...

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New March Purchases – T, CAT, GE, JNJ, KKR, TROW, V

There was a ton of activity today. First, I sold 100 shares of AAPL for a total of $12,660. AAPL is still the largest portion of my portfolio by far and will continue to be that way for awhile. However, I did want to diversify into other investments. I was...

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February 2015 Income

February has traditionally been not that big of a dividend payout month. However, mostly thanks to AAPL, February isn’t too shabby anymore. Also, compared to last February, I also own two additional stocks which pay in the February quarter, CAT and O. In total, I received $279.47 in dividends for...

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Latest Roth IRA Purchase: EMR

For my dividend growth investing portfolio I try to buy stocks that have wide moats and that I feel will be around for years to come. I recently read an article on Seeking Alpha discussing Emerson Electric and feel that it fits the bill. Today I purchased 44 shares of...

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January 2015 Income

Thanks to a special dividend from Ventas of $4.79 that I was not expecting, I was able to just break $100. January is my lowest dividend collecting month as BAX, CSCO, GE, and O only provide the meaningful contributions. DIS also pays this month but only contributed $2.62 since it...

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Latest Purchases of BRK-B, DIS, UL

On 1/15/2015, I made three purchases within my Loyal3 account on top of the $25/month that I’ve already been buying of Berkshire-Hathaway, Disney, and Unilever. I’m particularly interested in Disney, which I feel has a great growth potential. Disney owns ESPN and ABC, among other things. I purchased $500 worth...

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My Budgeting Method

A little over a year ago I spent hours putting together a budget with my favorite financial software for Mac, iBank. I haven’t looked at it since. It’s not that I don’t budget, I just do it differently than most people (except maybe the only ones reading this site!). My...

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Purchases of More BP and CVX

I first purchased CVX back in April 2013. In fact, CVX was one of the original stocks I bought when I switched my portfolio from ETFs to individual stocks. My entire portfolio had a value of around $30,000 at that time. It really wasn’t that long ago, but it is...

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Scott’s Goals for 2015

Well, with about a week gone already of 2015, I thought it would be a great time to finally set some goals for the remainder of the year. As much as I’d love to write a short post about some recent trades I just made, I thought it best to...