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BAMF Money
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The following is a guest post from Patricia Sanders.  Patricia is a regular contributor at wiki.debtcc.com, where she writes about personal finance. You can follow her on Twitter @TweetPatricia_S for her latest articles. Want or a need – The ultimate deciding factor when it comes to spending Money – is it a problem solver or a problem creator? Money helps to pay off debts. Likewise, money pushes you towards debts when ...
Posted: Jun 25 2017 @ 11:55 AM
Did I lose everything in the market?  Did my passive income magically vanish?  Am I hurting for cash? No to all of the above, everything is stronger than ever.  I did underestimate a few things in working towards and hitting early retirement. Time: 50 hours is a lot of time to fill in your week.  40 hours of work, plus morning routines and commute time to work is a lot of time in ...
Posted: Jun 05 2017 @ 12:39 AM
Been a while since I’ve done one of these voyeuristic looks into my finances, so here we go.  My rules to calculating my net worth are a little different from others.  I only care about investments, things that I can click a mouse button and convert to cash in seconds.  So I don’t count cars, real estate, or any other junk laying around the home.  Why? Because cash is king.  ...
Posted: Jun 02 2017 @ 2:55 AM
This is my dividend income updated monthly, quarterly and annually (look at the tabs in the spreadsheet) updated for May 2017 and going all the way back to January of 2008.  The spreadsheet simply reflects dividend income alone, no capital gains, portfolio growth, covered call income- just my passive dividend income that I receive rain or shine in the markets. The middle month of the quarter is typically my weak month ...
Posted: Jun 01 2017 @ 8:03 PM
Oracle’s 2017 dividend increase is $0.04 per share per quarter.  This brings the quarterly dividend to $0.19 per share, up from the prior $0.15, representing a 26.67% dividend increase for shareholders.  This blows past my projection of a $0.02 increase.  The current dividend yield on ORCL sits at 1.72% based on the $44.31 closing price. ORCL Dividend History: Download [28.00 KB] The above represents the entire history of ORCL dividend.  Looking at ...
Posted: May 20 2017 @ 12:24 AM
Clorox makes bleach, cleaning chemicals, water filters, cat litter, charcoal, salad dressing, and all natural personal care products, to name a few of their top selling product lines. You may know Clorox for a lot of their products, but did you know they also have some funny commercials: For 2017, CLX has rewarded shareholders with a 5% dividend increase of $0.04 per share, bringing their quarterly dividend to $0.84 from the ...
Posted: May 18 2017 @ 1:00 AM
PG’s annual dividend increase for 2017 was $0.0201, bringing the quarterly dividend to $0.6896 from last years $0.6695.  Good for a 3% YOY change.  This brings the yield to 3.20% based on the $86.26 closing price.  This increase falls just short of my projected $0.0205 projected increase or 3.05% for the year. PG Dividend History: Download [29.15 KB] PG has increased it’s dividend for 60 straight years.  As a dividend payer, it’s ...
Posted: May 17 2017 @ 8:01 PM
Earlier this year RAI announced their dividend increase for the year of $0.05 per share, bring their quarterly dividend up to $0.51 from last years $0.46, good for a 10.87% increase.  The increase beats my expectation by a penny.  The current yield stands at 3.08% based on the closing price of $66.27.  This marks the 9th consecutive year of dividend increases from RAI. It’s bitter sweet having invested in RAI.  Sweet, ...
Posted: May 17 2017 @ 2:02 AM
Building long term wealth is actually quite simple when you think about it.  Today we’ll look at really the only two formulas you need to know in order to build wealth (sorry, I literally mean formulas).  Along with these two formulas, the last part is the psychological…you really have to want it. The Accounting Formula Day 1 of Accounting 101 teaches you a basic accounting formula: A-L= OE or put another way Assets- Liabilities= Owners ...
Posted: May 16 2017 @ 1:48 AM
Analyst Ratings are Worthless Buy, Hold, Sell, Upgrades, Down Grades, market perform, price targets… it’s all pointless.  Something changed over time, analyst ratings used to come out well before a company reported earnings.  After the turn of the century, that started to change.  An analyst trying to make a call on a stock and being wrong was not worth the risk to damaging their reputation or the reputation of the firm.  ...
Posted: Apr 24 2017 @ 1:30 AM


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