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May 2019 Portfolio Update

While May saw relatively muted dividend activity, it was nevertheless an interesting month for my portfolio. I added a net new company based on some exciting announcements. Although the future is never certain, it is important to be involved in trends that shape the consumer landscape—even if that...
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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

The rainy month of the year tends to bring with it healthy dividend totals, and this April was certainly no exception. Getting five hundred reasons to invest in dividend paying companies is enough for me to remain on track. I also managed to add to one of my...
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Q1 2019 Dividend Report

My pace of investment slowed a bit as we turned the page on a new year. I picked up stock in one dividend paying company and one that doesn’t provide any direct cash flow to investors—usually not my style, but it’s still a high quality operator and good...
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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

The month of the groundhog brings with it low dividend totals once more, but plenty of positive developments cooking in the oven. Chief among them is a planned excursion to the Woodstock of Capitalism. All the same, let’s take a look at the income received through the month....
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January 2019 Portfolio Update

After a full year of paying close attention to my portfolio status—and providing monthly updates—I feel I have improved with capital allocation as I am not allowing dividends to sit idly for as long before putting them back to work to keep the dividend compounding machine firing on...
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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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