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New March Purchases – T, CAT, GE, JNJ, KKR, TROW, V

There was a ton of activity today. First, I sold 100 shares of AAPL for a total of $12,660. AAPL is still the largest portion of my portfolio by far and will continue to be that way for awhile. However, I did want to diversify into other investments. I was...

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February 2015 Income

February has traditionally been not that big of a dividend payout month. However, mostly thanks to AAPL, February isn’t too shabby anymore. Also, compared to last February, I also own two additional stocks which pay in the February quarter, CAT and O. In total, I received $279.47 in dividends for...

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Latest Roth IRA Purchase: EMR

For my dividend growth investing portfolio I try to buy stocks that have wide moats and that I feel will be around for years to come. I recently read an article on Seeking Alpha discussing Emerson Electric and feel that it fits the bill. Today I purchased 44 shares of...

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January 2015 Income

Thanks to a special dividend from Ventas of $4.79 that I was not expecting, I was able to just break $100. January is my lowest dividend collecting month as BAX, CSCO, GE, and O only provide the meaningful contributions. DIS also pays this month but only contributed $2.62 since it...

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Latest Purchases of BRK-B, DIS, UL

On 1/15/2015, I made three purchases within my Loyal3 account on top of the $25/month that I’ve already been buying of Berkshire-Hathaway, Disney, and Unilever. I’m particularly interested in Disney, which I feel has a great growth potential. Disney owns ESPN and ABC, among other things. I purchased $500 worth...

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My Budgeting Method

A little over a year ago I spent hours putting together a budget with my favorite financial software for Mac, iBank. I haven’t looked at it since. It’s not that I don’t budget, I just do it differently than most people (except maybe the only ones reading this site!). My...

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Purchases of More BP and CVX

I first purchased CVX back in April 2013. In fact, CVX was one of the original stocks I bought when I switched my portfolio from ETFs to individual stocks. My entire portfolio had a value of around $30,000 at that time. It really wasn’t that long ago, but it is...

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Scott’s Goals for 2015

Well, with about a week gone already of 2015, I thought it would be a great time to finally set some goals for the remainder of the year. As much as I’d love to write a short post about some recent trades I just made, I thought it best to...

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Did I reach my 2014 goals?

To recap, here are the goals for 2014 that I set on January 4, 2014. Goals for 2014: 1) Max Roth IRA ($5,500) as soon as possible 2) Generate at least $2,400 a year in dividends 3) Contribute at least $3,000 into 2-3 small cap growth stocks. 4) Begin experimenting...

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2014 Year-End Performance

2014 was another great year for stocks. Yes, oil-related stocks did drop a bit but overall the market continues to be strong. I look to add more oil companies on weakness if I have the cash available. Some statistics: Beginning 2014 account value: $68,907 Ending 2014 account value: $123,001.82 Net...