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Build Income Streams In Case You’re Fired!

One striking revelation from the presidential election process this year was the sharp contrast between people who think the U.S. is in pretty good shape and those who feel the country never recovered from the last recession. Politics aside, the U.S. is in its 89th straight month of economic expansion. The longest post-World-War-II economic expansion […]

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List Of Debt-Free S&P 500 Companies

  How much debt is on the balance sheet? That’s one of the first questions I answer when I’m evaluating a stock. Companies borrow money for a myriad of reasons including to launch business lines, fund acquisitions, fund operations, and sometimes to fund distributions to shareholders. Smart MBAs sit in office suites and perform elaborate spreadsheet […]

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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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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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Goals and Resolutions (Inspired By My Kids)

Happy New Year everyone! Did you accomplish your financial goals last year? Any resolutions for 2016? The goals I set last year were mostly a success. Setting firm and measurable financial goals kept me motivated throughout the year. I’ve made some exciting progress. My 2016 goals are similar but need to account for potential uncertainty during […]

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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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November 2015 Received vs Projected Monthly

Investment Income Update – November 2015

The investment income page on my blog has been updated as of the 30th of November 2015. 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 […]

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October 2015 Received vs Projected Monthly

Investment Income Update – October 2015

The investment income page on my blog has been updated as of October 31st, 2015. 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. For the newbies here, I track my investment income (aka passive […]

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September 2015 Received vs Projected Monthly

Investment Income Update – September 2015

The income and portfolio page on my blog has been updated as of September 30th, 2015. This page outlines my portfolio of taxable investments and the income they generate on a yearly and average monthly basis. Also included is a chart with a historical look at my investment income since October 2003. Click here to access all previous monthly income […]

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August 2015 Received vs Projected Monthly

Investment Income Update – August 2015

The income and portfolio page on my blog has been updated as of August 31st, 2015. This page outlines my portfolio of taxable investments and the income they generate on a yearly and average monthly basis. Also included is a chart with a historical look at my investment income since October 2003. Click here to access all previous monthly income […]

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July 2015 Received vs Avg Monthly

Investment Income Update – July 2015

The income and portfolio page on my blog has been updated as of July 31st, 2015. This page outlines my portfolio of taxable investments and the income they generate on a yearly and average monthly basis. Also included is a chart with a historical look at my investment income since October 2003. Click here to access all my previous […]

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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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