Author: scott

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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...

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April 2019 Income

This April I received $333.00, compared with $474.25 in April 2018. The decrease comes from selling GE and not receiving its dividend (GE drastically cut its dividend after I sold). BAC also paid in March this year rather than April, like last year. Options: No new trades. See my options...

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March/April Stock Purchases & Other Investments

In early April I was fortunate enough to get some distributions from my business. I used it to payoff the car, payoff my wife’s student loans, set aside some for taxes this year (ouch! the new tax laws did not help us at all), as well as payoff some of...

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March 2019 Income

March 2019 brought in $1497.15. This was down very slightly from last March, which brought in $1560.64. When you take out the contribution of $116.66 from NAVI (which I sold) that was part of last March, I didn’t do too bad. I’m doing this post from my iPad so I’ll...

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I’m back!

Hey guys! It has been quite awhile since my last post. I got busy with a wedding and beginning a new life as a married man. I would not have asked for it to be any different and it has been going great! While I may have taken a break...