After I started my first job when I was a teenager, I setup a savings account to stash my paychecks. Then I setup a spreadsheet where I would categorize my dollars into different groupings. To this day I have no idea what sparked the idea, but when I stumbled into ING Direct (now Capital One … Read More about How I made paying bills stress-free with sinking funds
With patience you can use dividend snowball investing to compound your way to earning incoming levels from your dividend stocks that will pay your bills and allow you to be financially independent. Have you ever built a snowman (or snowwoman!) by rolling snowballs on the ground to build the body? With each roll the snowball, … Read More about Dividend Snowball Investing to grow your investment portfolio and income
Investing in the stock market can feel scary and more complicated than you’re ready to take on. One decision you’ll need to make is if you want to choose Dividend Stocks vs Index Funds, or maybe a mixture of both. Or maybe another type of investment. I’ve owned stock and mutual funds since I was … Read More about Dividend Stocks vs Index Funds: How I decided
Dividend Kings are companies that have a long history of consecutive dividend increases. Check out the list below of the companies with an extended dividend history If your investing strategy is focused on dividends, one place to look for ideas is the dividend kings as they have an extended history of consecutively paying and increasing … Read More about Dividend Kings: What are they? Who is on the list?
When I was 18 I bought my first shares of stock. At the time I had a part time job and I would accumulate about $400 before running out to the local office of my brokerage house to make a purchase. This was back in the day (cough) before online investing was available to the … Read More about 3 things I wish I knew before I started dividend stock investing
At the end of 2016 I started seriously thinking about dividend stock investing. It was when I looked at my mutual fund dividend distribution totals for 2016, 2015, and 2014 that I realized that I really needed to make a change in how I was investing. My 2016 income was trending significantly lower than 2015, … Read More about How I reinvented my IRA accounts for investing in dividend stocks