Saturday, September 23, 2017

6 Stocks that increased dividend (week 38)


One way to identify dividend growth stocks is to look for dividend increases. Companies that pay rising dividends are likely to be financially healthy and generate consistent cash flow. Here is a list of 6 companies that increased dividends last week. I have also tried to rank the stocks based on some financial metrics.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

2017 Q3 Dividend update


It's September, summer is coming to an end. Time for my quarterly dividend update. For the past 3 months I have been happily following the dividend updates from my fellow bloggers. Seems like it took forever for vanguard to payout dividends.Typically Q2 and Q4 are best for vanguard mutual funds. Q1 and Q3 are reasonable.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Equifax data breach


I want to add a quick post on the latest Equifax data leaks. It seems like this data breach affected about 50% of the Americans. The information stolen included social security number, address, date of birth and driver license. This information is sufficient to to forge any person (to open credit cards, bank accounts ... you name it). Indeed this is a very serious breach.

Friday, September 1, 2017

August 2017 : Portfolio update

First thing first, mission accomplished. One of my goals for this year was to achieve $500.0 in forward dividends. In fact that has been my goal for the past 2+years. Finally, I have reached it.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Dividends & Expenses

I started dividend investing in January 2015, its been about 2.5 years. My dividends have been increasing steadily and i am quite happy with my progress. However, context matters. What % of my expenses is met through dividends? It seems it is more indicative of my progress then the actual dividend increases.