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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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Five Year Plan, Update #3

It feels like just yesterday that I laid out my Five Year Plan for achieving what I deemed “Semi-Financial Freedom”. At the time I had a general idea of the direction I wanted to go with my investments but felt I lacked structure. As a result, I wasn’t...
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Q4 2018 Dividend Report

I once more managed to purchase investments on five occasions in a single quarter. I’ve really picked up my socks in terms of putting capital to work. The beautiful thing about the dividend growth investing strategy is that purchases made in one quarter begin yielding results so quickly...
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December 2018 Portfolio Update

First of all, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all the best in the New Year to each of you. It has once again been a pleasure to share the year with all of you and to interact. While personal finance is the basis around which we converse, it...
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November 2018 Portfolio Update

As my final “slow month” of the year, November nevertheless brought with it some action. I managed to deploy capital on two occasions, both in relatively high yielding companies with solid growth track records. CAD Dividends Dividend Summary I earned $39.82 in dividends from three businesses through November....
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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 we move into the final quarter of the year, the portfolio’s momentum remains strong. It’s always a great feeling when I have some dividend increases, a market purchase, and a new all-time high income total to report on. CAD Dividends Dividend Summary I once more earned a...
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Q3 2018 Dividend Report

It has never been a better time to be a dividend growth investor. With the online tools we now have to monitor our investments and stay abreast of current events with our companies, compounding has never been easier. I made a grand total of five purchases of dividend...
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September 2018 Portfolio Update

The autumnal period is upon us; the trees make their seasonal adjustment with their leaves changing colours. This is one of my favourite periods, as the heat dies out and we get to enjoy a period between the extremes before the snow flies. I didn’t make any stock...
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