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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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Lessons Learned From 20 Years Of DRIP Investing

As my investing strategy has evolved over the years, I’ve started to move away from DRIP (dividend reinvestment plan) investing. In part, because of the extra 1099-DIV tax form and costs basis data. But also because I’m now pooling dividends and reinvesting them into more undervalued stocks. The varying fees are annoying too. I still […]

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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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What Are The Most Undervalued Dividend Aristocrats?

Today’s post introduces a new resource that I put together for dividend investors called the Dividend Aristocrats Best Value Rankings. It’s a quick and easy starting point to begin your dividend growth investing research. The rankings are free to use, so click on over and let me know what you think. Curious what company tops the list […]

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Santa’s Stock Portfolio Year 2 – Elf-sized Returns

Welcome to the third annual installment of Santa’s Stock Portfolio! Each year I take a look at Santa’s stock portfolio to see how he performed against the S&P 500 index. Santa spends most of the year semi-retired with plenty of time to rethink over his investments. Come December, he’s busy making lists and rechecking them (twice) […]

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Two Industrial Stocks I Recently Bought

Note: This post was meant to be published on 07/22 but was not due to the arrival of our new daughter. Some numbers are as of last week.  My taxable portfolio is always available for your viewing pleasure on the Income tab in the menu above. I’m up to 45 stocks now, which is hard […]

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Thor Industries: In It For The Long Haul

My goal as an income investor is to create a portfolio of investments that generate reliable and compounding cash flow to grow my net worth and fund my eventual retirement before I turn 56, the age my Dad retired. I’ve deployed a strategy of multiple streams of income including real estate, peer lending and dividend growth stocks to reach my goal. My […]

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20 Years In The Chevron DRIP

For my birthday in 1995, my uncle gifted me one share of Chevron (CVX) stock out of his dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP). He was an employee at the time. He instructed me to regularly invest small amounts of money into the program and automatically reinvest the dividends I received. Eventually, he said, the quarterly dividend would […]

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6 Debt-Free Dividend Growth Stocks

One of the very first posts I wrote on this blog was called A Brief History of My Debt. I thought if I was going to write about money online, I should at least show that I’ve been mostly responsible with spending and saving. Street cred, if you will. Little did I know, momentous debt payoff […]

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Recent Option Trade: AT&T (T)

Over the years, I’ve dabbled in buying and selling stock options. Options are incredibly powerful tools for investing. However, you must be absolutely certain you understand each trade and use options according to your risk tolerance. Some strategies are quite simple and low-risk, while others can be complicated and carry a very high risk/reward. A […]

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Sold: Mattel (MAT)

In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, a genre of music called shoegaze emerged from the United Kingdom. Shoegaze, also known as dream pop, combined aspects alternative rock, ambient music, and British pop. The name shoegazing was coined because during live performances, the guitarists would stare down at their pedals creating a ‘wall of sound’, but not […]

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Dover Corporation (DOV) Stock Purchase

My goal as an income investor is to create a portfolio of investments that generate reliable and compounding cash flow to grow my net worth and fund my eventual retirement before I turn 56, the age my Dad retired. I’ve deployed a strategy of multiple streams of income including real estate, peer lending and dividend growth stocks to reach my goal. My […]

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5 New Dividend Stocks In My No-Fee Portfolio

Over the past few months, I’ve been slowly growing the number of dividend stocks in my Loyal3 account. In the first post about my no-fee portfolio, I laid out my conviction for buying Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B), Disney (DIS), and Hasbro (HAS). I buy at least $50 worth of each stock every month, and plan to continue […]

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What Strategy Works For You?

Ever wonder why so many young people are afraid to start investing? If you read the financial sites online, or watch the financial news networks, the answer becomes clear. There’s lots of so-called experts telling us what to do with our money. Some advice is over simplified and inadequate. Other advice is unnecessarily complex. For someone just […]

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Recent Stock Purchase: Parker Hannifin (PH)

An updated version of this article was published on Seeking Alpha. My goal as an income investor is to create a portfolio of investments that generate reliable and compounding cash flow to grow my net worth and fund my eventual retirement, prior to age 59 1/2. I’ve deployed a strategy of creating multiple streams of income including real […]

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