Author: scott

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Cryptocurrency Investing Part 1 – My Mining Experience

Today I’m started Part 1 of a new multipart crytocurrency blog series. How many parts there will be is to be decided, but it will be at least two parts since I’m already almost done with Part 2. I remember back in 2009 hearing about this new crytocurrency called Bitcoin....

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May 2018 Income

May 2018 was another great month and provided a substantial increase from last year. Last May brought in $632.02. This May brought in $941.62…almost another month reaching $1000. I’ll definitely hit that mark next year. Options: See my Options trading page for open trades. I have no premium income to...

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March & April 2018 Income

Better late than never. This seems to be the theme lately. I’ve been way too busy with work and wedding planning to keep this up-to-date. I’m going to do my best, but things will settle down after the wedding in September. The good news is that the investments continue to...

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February 2018 Income

Better late than never! There’s been a lot of developments in my life that have taken me away from being able to update the blog as regularly. Foremost, I got engaged a couple of weeks ago. I’m very excited to begin this next part of my life with a wonderful...

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January 2018 Income

This January I received $350.94, compared with $156.89 in January 2017. This is an increase of 124%. I also maxed out my Roth IRA this month. In an upcoming post I’ll be talking about the investments that I made with that money. Options: See my options trading page for further...

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2017 Year-End Performance & Goal Review

Statistics Beginning 2017 Account Value: $242,093.83 Ending 2017 Account Value: $429,504.78 Net Contribution: $132,539.41 Dividend income in 2017: $7,614.25 Forward 12-month dividends: $9,565.88 Options income in 2017: $779.86 Total lifetime dividend income: $20,046.17 Post-tax salary: $219,438 Effect of dividend increases: $570.58. This is equivalent to investing just over $19,000 at...

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Added multiple currency support to dividend portfolio spreadsheet

While not the most exciting of titles, I did just release version 5.1 of the dividend portfolio spreadsheet. Since the loss of the Yahoo Finance API, I had to switch to a combination of IEX and Alpha Vantage to look up stocks. While I’m still trying to figure out all...

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December 2017 Income

Total dividend income for December 2017 was $1278.18. This is up 62.7% over the dividend income received in 2016! I had three months this year where I broke over $1000. December’s dividends also bring me up to just over $20,000 in lifetime dividends received (since 2011). I’ll be coming out...

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November 2017 Income

Here’s my November 2017 dividend income report. Better late then never. I have actually been away from the computer (and work) the last 12 days traveling with my girlfriend. As such I’ve been slow to update my blog, respond to comments, or comment on the blogs of others. I hope...

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I’m seeing red and buying more GE

As I’m sure all of you are aware, General Electric just announced some restructuring and a 50% dividend cut that has not enthused too many investors. Investors nowadays like to see immediate results. A couple of year delay to see the restructuring play out doesn’t sit well with those of...