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March 2020 Updates & 401K Contribution

Wow, what a market! The best thing to do is to stick to your plan. Hopefully whatever asset allocation you are in is something that you can stomach for the next few years, as it might take that long for prices to “correct.” Now is not the time to sell...

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Safely earn 6% on BTC and 8.6% on Stablecoins: BlockFi, Celsius, and Nexo

If you haven’t yet read my introduction post on this topic, Earning Interest on Cryptocurrency Investments & Stablecoins, please read that first. Let’s give the scenario that you are a longterm believer in cryptocurrency. As such you’ve been slowly accumulating bitcoin over the past several years, dollar-cost averaging in over...

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Earning Interest on Cryptocurrency Investments & Stablecoins

Back when Bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies were in their heyday, many of the dividend investing community that I follow chose to invest in them. For those of us that held on, it has been a wild ride. I’m still a longterm believer in the viability of cryptocurrency and believe...

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2019 Year-End Summary

2019 was another great year for investments and life in general. It was the first full calendar year of marriage, the first full year of being a partner at my work, and the year my wife and I bought land and a house. The bull market continued through the end...

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Alternative Investments – Diversification Part 3

Definition of Alternative Investment When I discuss investments, I typically mean such things as stocks, bonds, ETFs, mutual funds, cash, etc. A good way to think about it is things that you can log on to your average online broker and purchase with the click of a mouse (and now...

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Portfolio Realignment – Diversification Part 2

401k Allocation This post will be talking about the realignment of my 401k in order to improve diversification. I haven’t talked too much of my company’s profit sharing 401k yet. I have been contributing the maximum (currently $19,000 per year) into a Roth 401k. I recently discovered that I am...

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Home Country Bias – Diversification Part 1

Home Country Bias Do you have home country bias? What is home country bias, you ask? It is favoring companies in your own country over companies in other countries. It is not unusual. Investors are much more likely to favor companies they are familiar with. Consider a simple example of...

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October and November 2019 Income

Here are the final dividend numbers from October and November 2019: October: $669.42 (versus $381.21 in 2018)November: $917.97 (versus $548.32 in 2018) Symbol Dividend Amount BAX $7.27 CSCO $43.71 DEO $141.75 HUM $6.06 INGXF $9.14 KO $39.91 O $42.36 PGX $10.83 SOUHY $7.84 VTR $73.19 ABBV $165.85 BMY $42.94 CAT...

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August and September 2019 Dividend Income

Here are the final dividend numbers from August and September 2019: August: $1233.26 (versus $671.52 in 2018)September: $1664.53 (versus $1638.04 in 2018) Total cumulative dividend income for 2019: $8,705.91 Forward 12-Month Dividends: $12,542.33Hourly wage based on 40 hour work week (2087 hrs): $6.01/hourHourly wage based on non-stop work (8760 hrs):...

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May, June, and July 2019 Dividend Income

I haven’t completely forgotten about the site! Here are the final dividend numbers from May, June, and July 2019: May: $747.24 (versus $941.96 in 2018)June: $1813.02 (versus $1389.52 in 2018)July: $704.93 (versus $314.30 in 2018) Total cumulative dividend income for 2019: $6,473.64 Forward 12-Month Dividends: $15,818.34Hourly wage based on 40...