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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...

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Recent stock purchase of CSCO

With the markets remaining at or near record levels, it is rather difficult to decide what to do with extra cash. Do you invest now because you think the bull run will continue or do you think that the markets are overvalued and you’ll wait for a correction? An article...

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May 2013 Dividends

May 2013 Dividends Received Apple, Inc. (AAPL) – $27.45 Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) – $23.85 Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) – $38.00 Total dividends received during the month of May: $89.30 This is 97.8% improvement upon the $45.14 in dividends I received in May 2012. However, this is difficult to directly...

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Recent Stock Purchase of WFC

I’ve been trying to move away from ETFs and into individual stocks. I still hold SCHA (small cap) and SCHV (large cap value) ETFs, which have been doing great from a capital gains perspective. I maintain approximately $2,000 in each of them right now. As of today, my total cost...

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Recent Dividend Increases April/May

Apple (AAPL) recently announced an approximately 15% dividend increase. It will now pay $3.05 per share per quarter (previously $2.65 per share), increasing my annual dividend from $95.40 to $109.80. Chevron (CVX) recently announced an 11.1% dividend increase to $1 per share (previously $0.90 per share), increasing my annual dividend...