New Page: Dividend Income

I have decided to add a page to the top of my blog. I have called this new page “Dividend Income” and it will include a cumulative total, as well as month-by-month tabulations of dividends received. Each month’s entries will also be hyper linked to the individual blog article I posted so that you, the […]

Kimberly-Clark: Is It A Solid Pick?


I’m always on the hunt for hidden gems in the dividend-growth world. Sometimes looking for acorns in the forest leaves you scratching your head, wondering why you’re not just logging the trees. I do believe in keeping an eye out for great and potentially unknown dividend-growth companies but sometimes the best known companies are that […]

Weekend Reading – April 24, 2011

Here are some excellent articles from the past week from fellow dividend growth investors. Can You Live Off Your Dividends?Dividend Ninja discusses whether it’s possible to live completely off of your dividends in retirement. It’s a great article and one which featured a lively discussion/debate in in the comments section! Phillip Morris International (PM) Dividend […]

Recent Buy


I’m not sure if making purchases in this market is the most prudent move. I believe the market is a little strong right now and we may see a pullback this summer. But, what if we don’t? If we end the year with the DOW at 13,000, would you be better off holding cash and […]

Income/Expenses for March 2011

Each month I will post my income/expenses for the previous month. I track every dollar in and out, so what you see is exactly what I earned and spent (rounded to the nearest dollar). Income from March 2011: $3,349–Regular Paycheck$88–Dividends$50–Bonus and Spiffs Total Income: $3,488 Expenses from March 2011: $635–Rent$287–Car Payment$180–Student Loans$80–Auto Insurance$95–Fuel$72–Groceries$42–Fast Food and […]

Weekend Reading – April 16, 2011

Here are some excellent articles from the past week from fellow dividend growth investors. Reinvesting Dividends Pays OffDividend Growth Investor highlights why it’s so important to reinvest your dividends. I follow the same strategy as he does. I reinvest the dividend monies I receive once it reaches a certain threshold instead of following a DRIP […]

Procter and Gamble Raises Dividend 9%


Although this is no news to dividend growth investors, Procter and Gamble recently raised its dividend by 9%. This is just an example of how wonderful dividend growth investing can be. By owning stock in P&G I have effectively received a 9% raise. I have never received a raise at my current job, so investing […]


I’ve never discussed diversification on this blog before, at least not to a major degree. I did allude to it in my recent post updating my portfolio. I’m not here to preach or educate anyone, I’m here to share ideas and learn from other investors. I really believe that the level of diversification an individual […]

Weekend Reading – April 9, 2011

Here are some excellent articles from the past week from fellow dividend growth investors. Step 3: Identify Your Core CompetenciesDividend Monk reiterates a classic investment strategy: invest in what you know. Top Dividend Stocks of 2011, 1Q UpdateDividend Growth Investor gives us an update on the performance of his picks on the best dividend growth […]

Dividend Income Update – March 2011


One of my favorite things to write about is receiving dividends. This is the juicy part of dividend growth investing. Typically my investments won’t experience the kind of wild swings that growth investments will, so the excitement for me comes when I review the previous month’s dividend income. I wouldn’t have it any other way. […]