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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...

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Recent Investing Transactions

With the combination of my brokerage and Roth IRA hitting $30,000, I decided to slightly modify my portfolio allocation from mostly ETFs to mostly stocks with a few ETFs. I sold large portions of SCHV, SCHA, SCHC, and SCHD in order to have the capital to invest directly in individual...

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Apple’s ‘disappointing’ 4th quarter

Apple had recently announced its 4th quarter 2012 earnings report. Despite posting a record $13.1 billion in profit, Apple’s stock has dropped significantly from its all-time high of around $700. I’m posting a few articles that puts their “disappointing” quarter into some perspective: The $13.1 billion in profit Apple posted...