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 »

The Perfect Broker

The perfect broker doesn’t exist. But, of course you knew that. In my quest to pursue a dividend growth portfolio, I am faced with the choice confronted by every other investor. Which broker to choose? There are many different criteria to choose from. It’s important to evaluate the pros and cons of each broker before… Read More »

March 2017 Update

Here is my March 2017 Update. For the month of March, I purchased one share of Realty Income (O) and one share of Coca Cola. Before the end of the month, I will likely purchase one share of Apple. Since October of last year, I have only been contributing $90 a month to my portfolio.… Read More »

Save, Invest, or Pay off debt?

I have a BIG decision to make.  Should I save for a down payment, invest in dividend growth income (DGI), or pay off student loan debt? Save, invest, or pay off debt? That is the question.  So many people are confronted with a similar dilemma. I even asked myself a similar question last year in this post. Of course, the… Read More »

Dividend Portfolio Excites Me

I know it’s been a while since I created a post. Truth be told, I won’t be fully back until May. But, I couldn’t wait until then before expressing why Dividend Portfolio excites me. Today, I did a search for Divided Portfolio on Google. I typed “dividend portfolio” in the search engine without the use… Read More »

Still Here

I know I haven’t posted in a while, but I just wanted to give let you know I’m still here.  The next few months are going to  be tough for me to post, but I’m going to try. Work is keeping me busy, and with other things going on, posting is difficult. I’m generally a private… Read More »

Slow and Steady

They say slow and steady wins the race. Well, for my dividend portfolio, the growth in annual dividends has been very slow. What’s worse is that I don’t think the speed of growth will increase anytime soon and certainly not in 2016. Right now, I am close to meeting my goal of $100 in annual… Read More »

Building Passive Wealth

Please Note that the link to Building Passive Wealth is not working right now because I haven’t made that site live as of yet.  Stay tuned!!! Sometimes, having too many options is not a good thing.  I’m conflicted.  I like the name of this site, but, I think it could be better.  So, I registered… Read More »

Stay Motivated

It’s important to stay motivated, whether you are trying to get out of debt, or build wealth. For me, it’s very difficult to stay motivated while trying to get out of debt. Being in debt sometimes feel like a bad habit that’s difficult to break. When you’re trying to break a bad habit, you sometimes… Read More »

Stop Digging

One of the first rules to getting out of debt is to stop digging yourself into further debt. I feel that I have achieved that goal today. Although ‘Murphy’ is unpredictable, I don’t foresee any need to use my credit cards for the next month or two. Here is how I did it: Emergency Fund… Read More »