Recent Dividend Increases


As a dividend growth investor, one of the primary objectives I seek is passive dividend income from my investments that increases over the rate of inflation, annually. It’s always wonderful news when companies decide to reward loyal long-term shareholders with a dividend raise. Some recent dividend increases include: The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) raised […]

Dividend Investing For Beginners


I realize that there are some people who have found my blog recently for the first time. I’ve been receiving some emails from readers asking for information on how to start out dividend growth investing and really where to begin. This is important information, and it’s a shame I haven’t really covered this before. Sometimes […]

Why I Love Dividend Growth Investing


Dividend growth investing is an investment strategy whereby an investor primarily focuses on stocks that pay dividends, and have a history of raising those dividends on a consistent basis. Taking this a step further, most dividend growth investors then hone in on businesses that have stable operations, responsible uses of debt with low debt ratios, […]

Weekend Reading – April 19, 2013


I’m greatly looking forward to this weekend. As I write this it’s Friday evening and I’m worn out. Unfortunately, I also have to put in about 5 hours tomorrow morning at work. I’ve already logged 50 hours, so it’s been a long week. And people actually wonder why I’m pursuing financial independence/early retirement?? Anyway, once […]

Recent Buy


Enter the fire! I love days like this past Monday, when the S&P 500 fell more than 2%. Although not a noticeable pullback on its own, there were quite a few equities on my watch list, and in my own portfolio, that fell much further than this. Drops of 4-5% or more in one day […]



How big is your piggy bank? This is now the second time I’ve written an article about a 4-letter acronym. (See: YOLO). But this one is really what personal finance boils down to. All the fluff and talk aside, if you can’t master LBYM you’ll likely never achieve financial freedom. LBYM = Live Below Your […]

Recent Buy


It takes a lot of conviction and belief in an overarching goal to invest fresh capital in the face of a stock market that is breaking new records seemingly daily. But, I have the kind of conviction necessary to do this. I’m simply trying to buy time via passive income that will exceed my expenses […]

Dividend Mantra On The Today Show!


Well, the secret is already out.  I was featured as part of a story on retiring before 40 years old this morning on Today. If you haven’t already seen the feature, please check it out below: My story on Today! Pretty awesome! I’m so excited that the fact that it’s quite possible for a middle […]