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November 2018 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. While I have been diligent to track my progress on a...
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Monthly Dividends Tracking

I began investing in earnest in early 2009. Prior to that I didn’t have a real strategy aside from a general proclivity toward saving money while not spending frivolously. I had begun prior to 2009, however, to research what would eventually blossom into the dividend growth investing (DGI)...
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October 2018 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. While I have been diligent to track my progress on a...
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Weekend Reading #3

One of the greatest assets we have as investors is one another. Sharing information and learning from the collective wisdom of the entire community is how we can gain the best leverage to succeed in life. My own growth trajectory was heavily influenced not just by the physical...
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Perspective

Life is a balancing act between extremes. We learn from the time we’re children the differences between cold and hot, low and high, and so on. This is a necessary step in our education as it would otherwise be impossible to recognize or define tepid or middle without...
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Q3 2018 Dividend Report

My Background Each investor faces a different set of circumstances. Now 31, 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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September 2018 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. While I have been diligent to track my progress on a...
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Five Year Plan Milestone Achieved: Truck Paid Off

There are many paths to achieving financial independence. The FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early) community advocates spending far less than one earns in order to put the difference into investments that churn off regular cash flow. This genre has been a great source of wisdom to help me push...
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