Scottrade’s FRIP And Diversifying Brokerage Firms


Very recently, Scottrade announced a revolutionary new dividend reinvestment program called FRIP – which stands for ‘Flexible Reinvestment Program’. I currently use Scottrade as my brokerage firm so I took a look at this program and I think it is a great tool for those parties interested in automatically reinvesting dividends, but would also enjoy […]

My Watch List For July


As I’ve talked about many times before, I believe in the power of persistence. And one way I try to exemplify that is by purchasing shares in high quality businesses month in and month out, year after year. I’ve been doing this since early 2010, and the strategy is going three years strong now. I […]

Delaying Gratification? What’s Gratifying To You?


My strategy is simple. I live on less than most – saving over 50% of my net income, year in and year out. This year I’m on pace to save over 60% of my net income. I use the savings from intense budgeting to invest in high quality companies that pay rising dividends. I’ll then […]

Weekend Reading – June 23, 2013


Wow, where does the time go? I’m getting some weekend reading out to you readers very late. I’ve been incredibly busy lately. I had to work 6 days this past week, putting in about 54 hours at my day job. Not fun. All work and no play makes Jason a dull boy! But enough about […]

Recent Buy


Just what us value investors were all waiting for! The S&P 500 is down some 3.9% over just the last couple days after Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve Chairman, hosted a news conference discussing the possibility of cutting back on some of the stimulus to the economy via quantitative easing. Of course there’s a lot […]

Why This Blog Exists


This weekend, Dividend Mantra hit 1,000,000 pageviews! Simply amazing. I started this blog back in March, 2011 never anticipating any kind of readership at all. I thought I would put my information out there and hopefully a couple people would find some inspiration and I could start some kind of dialogue with like-minded investors. I’m […]

Three High Quality Dividend Growth Stocks On My Radar


“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” – Quote by Warren Buffett. Words have never rang truer. Warren Buffett is one of my personal heroes, and I can think of few quotes that more embody his thesis on investing than the one I’ve included above. I’m including that quote because it’s easy […]

Recent Buy


The broader market continues to show strength on the back of speculation that the Federal Reserve will continue Quantitative Easing because the economy has not shown that it is strong enough to continue a recovery by itself. Whether or not QE continues or tapers, and whatever the reason the broader market continues to be modestly […]

Income/Expenses For May 2013


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 May 2013: $5,010–Regular Paycheck$150–Dividend Income$637–Online Income/Bonus Total Income: 5,798 Expenses from May 2013: $485–Rent$325–Health$189–Student Loans$129–Groceries$103–Restaurants$91–Fast Food/Pizza/Takeout$75–Internet$47–Pharmacy$40–Mobile Phone$32–Public Transportation$30–Gym$24–Fuel$2–Movies$500–Everything Else* […]