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Dividend Quest
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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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After a long but mild winter, spring is finally here! And for the Pacific Northwest, that means warmer and wet days but the trees are blooming and the dandelions are popping up everywhere on my front lawn. Other than the welcome change in seasons, March was an uneventful month for me. So how was March’s … Continue reading » ...
Posted: Apr 04 2018 @ 6:41 PM
February is now finished. I hope you had a great month and a great Valentine’s Day. Here in the Pacific Northwest, the month started off well, with a feeling that spring was just around the corner. But the last half of the month dashed that hope with intermittent snowfall for a week, a final parting … Continue reading » ...
Posted: Mar 01 2018 @ 2:04 PM
The month of January 2018 is officially closed and in the books. Here in the Pacific Northwest, compared to January 2017, it has been a pretty mild winter so far. Unfortunately, our hot water heater decided to die and so I’m currently awaiting the delivery of the new one which should arrive next week. It’s … Continue reading » ...
Posted: Feb 02 2018 @ 6:02 AM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope your holiday season was good and Santa was kind to you, your family, and your dividend investing portfolio. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we had a bit of snow on Christmas Eve, so we did get a white Christmas. But the snowfall was short-lived and by Thursday … Continue reading » ...
Posted: Jan 01 2018 @ 5:46 PM
On the last trading day of the year, I added 80 shares of New Residential Investment Corp (NYSE:NRZ) at $17.9063 per share to my dividend investing portfolio. With a dividend of 50 cents per share, my NRZ buy has a dividend yield of 11.17%. Nice! NRZ is my second foray into dividend growth investing, as … Continue reading » ...
Posted: Dec 31 2017 @ 8:49 AM
November is now done and with the passing of Thanksgiving comes the Christmas season and lots of consumer spending. Hopefully consumer confidence will remain high and the retailers will have a Merry Christmas for their owners, shareholders, and employees. Consumer spending, especially during the holidays, makes up a good portion of the US’s GDP. Well, … Continue reading » ...
Posted: Dec 01 2017 @ 3:00 PM
With my sale of WDR and no new buys in nearly three months, I’ve built up quite a cash reserve for future stock buying opportunities. This month I decided to make three stock buys. On November 1st, I bought an additional 100 shares of First Trust Specialty Finance (NYSE:FGB) for $6.59 per share, which will … Continue reading » ...
Posted: Nov 08 2017 @ 12:42 AM
In late October I learned that Waddell & Reed Financial (NYSE:WDR) would slash their quarterly dividend from 46 cents per share to 25 cents (a 45.7% reduction!) beginning with its Q1 2018 payout on February 1st. This would drastically cut my annual yield for WDR from 10.61% to 5.77%. I normally make 5.00% my “cut … Continue reading » ...
Posted: Nov 08 2017 @ 12:35 AM
October is now over and the holiday season is just around the corner! Overall October was a good month, as I *finally* finished my summer paver brick patio extension project and ended the month by pressure washing the driveway and sealing it (something I’ve been wanting/needing to do for a looong time). Yep, October was … Continue reading » ...
Posted: Nov 02 2017 @ 5:53 AM
September is over and done! The summer heat is now past and the transition to autumn is picking up steam, as the days are getting shorter and the trees are shedding their leaves. Yep, summer is over folks and I hope the past three months treated you well. Mine was good, as we took a … Continue reading » ...
Posted: Oct 03 2017 @ 4:16 AM


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