Vacation Planning

So, I’m sitting here on a train for the next 4 hours on my vacation and thought I’d write a post about vacation planning. This is more of a rant than anything, so I understand if don’t want to continue reading. But, clearly, I didn’t think this through thoroughly enough. I should have done a better job… Read More »

Passive Savings

We all want passive income. Imagine sitting on the beach, drinking a smoothie, and checking your investment account. You look at your iPhone and realize that you just made enough money from dividends to more than cover your monthly expenses. Or, you wake up in the morning and realize you made enough money with dividends… Read More »

Emergency Fund

Emergency funds are important. Most financial advisers will tell you that before you start to invest, you probably should have about 3-6 months of emergency funds available. Dave Ramsey suggests that before you start to payoff your debts, you should establish $1000 in emergency funds. I generally tend to agree. You don’t really appreciate the value… Read More »


Rationalization can be an expensive notion as I’ve come to realize over the weekend. I took a trip with my roommate to New Orleans. I’ve never been to New Orleans before. The Originals is one of my favorite tv shows and it’s setting is based on the French Quarter in New Orleans. Needless to say… Read More »

How I Invested $3000

About a month ago, I asked how to invest $3000. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to put it all in one stock, or spread it out amongst various stocks. My initial thought process was to dump it all in Realty Income or perhaps a split of Realty Income and AT&T, two of my cheapest… Read More »

April Dividend Income Report

There’s one thing I noticed about other bloggers. They report on their dividend income at the end of the month. I’ve decided to do the same. Unfortunately, this site was designed to report on my dividend income in real time with a projected annual dividend income based on my portfolio.  So, I don’t really have a… Read More »

Backup Your Blog – New Feature Added

I just had a scare. Dividend Portfolio went down for a few hours. I was totally freaked out. But the experience has taught me the importance of having a backup. This is why I’m suggesting that if you’re not doing this, you should backup your blog. Here’s what happened. I visited Captain Dividend’s blog and liked a feature… Read More »

How to Invest $3000?

I am faced with a dilemma. I’m not sure how to invest the $3000 I received from my tax refund. Clearly, I’m going to be investing it in my dividend portfolio, but I’m at a loss as to how to invest that money. Should I invest it all at once in a lump sum, or engage in… Read More »

Capital One Investing Review

Capital One Investing, formerly known as Sharebuilder, offers many important features for a dividend growth investor such as myself. In this Capital One Investing review, I discuss some of the those features. These include the benefits of automatic investing, fractional shares, the advantage pricing program, and more. I chose Capital One Investing because it suits… Read More »