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DivvyDad - Fueling FIRE with Dividends
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Last month turned out to have a surplus of buying opportunities thanks to the market volatility that occurred, and allowed me to not only add to existing positions but also establish a new position. As we are about a week into the new month, we are still seeing some market swings where stocks are up … November 2018 Dividend Watch List Read More » ...
Posted: Nov 09 2018 @ 11:00 AM
When I was a youngster partaking in the tradition of trick-or-treating on Halloween, we would always dare each other to say the following elaborated version of the common “Trick or Treat” when arriving at a door: Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat. As we look back on the month … Dividend Income Report :: October 2018 Read More » ...
Posted: Nov 06 2018 @ 10:00 AM
It is hard to believe that another month has come and gone, and as I begin to prepare the next dividend income report I thought it might be useful to review the movers and shakers from my portfolio during the last month. There is no doubt that October was a rough month in terms of … Movers & Shakers :: October 2018 Read More » ...
Posted: Nov 02 2018 @ 2:01 PM
Ever since starting my dividend portfolio earlier this year, I have been more aware of just how prevalent certain companies are in our lives and have on multiple occasions commented to the family that we own that company’s stock. In addition, I have made it a habit to pay more attention to the products and … Chill For Best Results Read More » ...
Posted: Oct 30 2018 @ 10:00 AM
One of the first things that I had done when I embarked on the process to build a dividend portfolio was to identify what my goals were going to be during my inaugural year of dividend growth investing. There are plenty of resources that stress how critical it is to write down your goals and … Goal Achieved :: $5,000 Projected Annual Dividend Income Read More » ...
Posted: Oct 26 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Holy guacamole, October has been a busy month! While the month of September was a bit quiet as I missed my goal of investing $2,000 to $3,000 in new capital due to limited buying opportunities, I have more than made up for that this month. My recent purchases have also been focused on adding to … Recent Buy :: BlackRock, Inc. Read More » ...
Posted: Oct 23 2018 @ 10:00 AM
As much as we all like to see our stock purchases in the green and moving upwards, seeing prices come down should be welcomed with open arms for those still in the accumulation phase as it presents buying opportunities. The DGI community has been busy lately as a result of the market movement, and I … Recent Buy :: Home Depot Read More » ...
Posted: Oct 19 2018 @ 2:00 PM
It should hopefully come as no surprise at this point that I love spreadsheets, as I have recently made adjustments to my dividend spreadsheet to track monthly stock performance and annual forward dividend income. As I read blogs across the DGI community, I always keep an eye out for how people track their portfolios and … Dividend Portfolio :: Payback PercentageRead More » ...
Posted: Oct 17 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Hopefully you are as excited as I have been with the market decline the last couple of days. Notice that I said excited, not freaking out like so many people seem to be doing. During the accumulation phase of our journey towards financial independence, down markets are a positive thing because it allows each dollar … Recent Buy :: Genuine Parts CompanyRead More » ...
Posted: Oct 12 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Earlier this year I changed jobs after being with my prior employer for over 16 years. Beyond the adjustment of that change at a personal level, there was also a financial decision to be made–and that was what to do with the 401(k) through my prior employer. Rather than cover the various options in detail … Deciding What To Do With An Old 401(k)Read More » ...
Posted: Oct 10 2018 @ 10:00 AM


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