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July/August Dividends

July 2013 Dividends Received Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO) – $17.51 August 2013 Dividends Received Apple Inc (AAPL) – $20.30 Bristol-Myers Squid Co (BMY) – $24.06 Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) – $53.18 Realty Income Corp (O) – $12.16 Total dividends received during the month of July: $17.51. While still a small...

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Update to Dividend Tracker Spreadsheet

I recently read about a cool thing that Passive Income Pursuit was tracking on his portfolio. It is keeping track of the payback period for his dividend stocks. He talks about it on his blog here. Essentially, it just calculates the percentage of invested capital that has been returned as...

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Q2 2013 KMI Dividend Increase

Kinder Morgan (KMI) recently increased its quarterly cash dividend to $0.40 per share ($1.60 annualized) payable on Aug. 15, 2013, to shareholders of record as of July 31, 2013. This is an increase in 5.5% from the prior dividend of $0.38/share. This will increase my annual dividend from $202.07 to...

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Purchase of GE, MCD, and O

Today I purchased three additional equities, bringing my total number of positions up to 14. My entire portfolio can be found here. My first purchase was General Electric (GE). I had originally owned GE back in 2004 and, up until 12/2011, had been contributing a little bit monthly via a...

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Purchase of Additional KMI

Today I transferred an additional $1,300 into my Roth IRA to give me the maximum allowed per year contribution of $5,500. Rather than purchase an entirely new equity, I decided to purchase an additional 32 shares of KMI. I had a very minimal unrealized loss (on the order of around...

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Will I get to my $1000 goal?

As of today, I am 38.4% towards my goal of $1000 of passive income (dividends) for the year 2013. Back in the year 2011 I received $379. In 2012 I increased that 71% up to $649. In 2013, I’m hoping for slightly more than a 50% increase. The current problem...

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June 2013 Dividends

June 2013 Dividends Received Aflac, Inc. (AFL) – $20.30 Avista Corp (AVA) – $43.92 Chevron Corporation (CVX) – $25.00 Harris Corp (HRS) – $17.76 Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) – $24.30 Schwab US Small Cap ETF (SCHA) – $12.38 Total dividends received during the month of June: $143.66 This is...

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Get Rich with Dividends Podcast & Power of Reinvestment

The other day I was getting ready for a road trip and, rather than listen to music or talk radio, decided to find a good investing podcast on iTunes. Lo and behold I came across the Get Rich with Dividends Podcast, which not only talked about the power of investing...

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Recent Purchase of V

I’ve been eyeing Visa (V) for quite some time now. It generates a lot of free cash flow and has posted a CAGR of 13.6% in terms of revenues since FY08 (1). Together, Visa and MasterCard (MA) have essentially a duopoly on the worldwide credit card market. There are approximately...