Revolt Against Fees!

Last week I received bad news about a dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP) that I’ve invested in for the past two-plus years. Procter & Gamble (PG), the consumer products giant and popular Dividend Aristocrat, switched its stock transfer agent and raised fees. DRIP fees are the enemy of dividend growth investors. Those of us that track […]

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Productivity Paradox

The Productivity Paradox Of Parenthood

We have three kids under age five. People cringe when I say that. Faced with the huge responsibility of raising children, you’d think that parents would be completely unproductive outside of parenting. Instead, many Moms and Dads consider themselves more productive after having a few kids. It’s kind of a productivity paradox for parenting. When I meet […]

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5 Truths About Traveling The World In Your 20s

Traveling was a top priority in my 20s. I visited more than 40 countries before turning 30, carrying with me a small Eagle Creek Backpackand no more than six pairs of underwear at any time. Now that I’m forty, I look back on my days of full-time travel through a different lens. I’ve realized some truths about […]

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Top 5 Dividend Aristocrats Using The Best Value Rankings (With A Special Guest)

The last article I wrote introduced the brand new Dividend Aristocrats Best Value Rankings page. It’s a quick resource for evaluating the most undervalued Aristocrats to be considered for further research. Today’s post takes a closer look at the current Top 5 Dividend Aristocrats using the tool. And I’m super excited about who’s here to help out. […]

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6 Powerful (And Low-Risk) Financial Maneuvers That Put Extreme Frugality To Shame

I thought I was a frugal mastermind in college. The Subway restaurant near me had a different sandwich special every month. The owner picked one sandwich and sold it at a discounted price. The two cheapest Subway sandwiches have always been the Cold Cut Combo and the Meatball Marinara. Those were my go-to choices for […]

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December 2015 Received vs Projected Monthly

State Of The Portfolio – December 2015

The investment income page on my blog has been updated as of December 31st. This page outlines my portfolio of taxable investments and the income they generate on a yearly and average monthly basis. Click here to access all previous monthly income updates. If you’re a first-time visitor, I track my investment income (aka passive income) publicly as opposed […]

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Even Steven

Featured On Even Steven Money

I’m excited to share a featured post with your over at Even Steven Money. Click here to check out the interview! Steven was first kind enough to ask me to join his Financial Independence Day list, where I’m currently in last place at #31 (it’s not a race!). Then we hung out in Charlotte during […]

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