I’m Getting A Divorce

We’ve been together for 10 years. There have been ups and downs throughout the years. There were times when we separated for a while, but would then get back together. Throughout all of that time though, we were always together. Even during the tough times, we were never really apart. There were some fond memories,… Read More »

Focus or Expand?

I have an important decision to make:  Do I focus or expand my dividend portfolio.  This decision is related to my post on how to invest $20,000.  Be sure to check out that post if you haven’t read it.  In a nutshell, I will be receiving a $20,000 bonus from work. Thus, I will have… Read More »

How To Invest $20,000?

In about a month or two, I will receive $20,000.  The problem is, I’m not sure how to invest $20,000. It may seem like $20,000 is a lot of money, but in actuality, it isn’t. Part of me wants to invest the full $20k but I’m not sure that’s the best thing to do. There… Read More »

May Dividend Income Report

This is my May dividend income report for 2017. Oh what an expensive month May has been. I went on a much needed vacation and I’m actually still on vacation right now. I’m typing up this dividend income report while on the train. In terms of investments, May was more exciting because I got paid from… Read More »

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

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 »