May 2019 Portfolio Update

As a dividend growth investor (DGI), I am driven to keep track of both my inflows and outflows. Increases in investment income represent one measure to assess whether I am winning or losing the game of money. After spending a full year tracking my dividend income on a...
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Proverbs 17:17

I am inspired by few things. I’m not the sort of person who needs a pump-up song to get things done or feel motivated. I have always believed that a person should be internally motivated. I have always believed that each of us are–or should be–driven by our...
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April 2019 Portfolio Update

As a dividend growth investor, I am compelled to keep track of both my inflows and outflows. Increases in investment income represent one measure to assess whether I am winning or losing the game of money. After spending a full year tracking my dividend income on a monthly...
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Q1 2019 Dividend Report

My Background Each investor faces a different set of circumstances. Now 32, I have been investing since I was 22 years old. My first investment in individual stocks was made in the heart of the financial crisis back in May of 2009. I purchased 40 shares (80, split-adjusted)...
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March 2019 Portfolio Update

As I write this at the beginning of April, I am left to wonder where March went. It was filled with chilled weather and ample amounts of snow. Even now the clutches of the wintry months have yet to soften their grasp. Signs of progress within my portfolio...
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Ten Years From The Market Bottom

My introduction to investing came when I was 18 or 19, so somewhere around late 2005. I serendipitously discovered a display in the Chapters bookstore which had some Robert Kiyosaki titles and I spent the next few hours delving into the basics of a world for which I...
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February 2019 Portfolio Update

As a dividend growth investor (DGI), I am driven to keep track of both my inflows and outflows. Increases in investment income represent one measure to assess whether I am winning or losing the game of money. After spending a full year tracking my dividend income on a...
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January 2019 Portfolio Update

As a dividend growth investor (DGI), I am driven to keep track of both my inflows and outflows. Increases in investment income represent one measure to assess whether I am winning or losing the game of money. After spending a full year tracking my dividend income on a...
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Best Books of 2018

As I wrap up 2018 and take a look back on the year that was, I feel compelled to review the best books I read through the year that shaped my thinking. I always read with a pen in my hand as I tend to make notes in...
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