Dividend Investing

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Dividend investing is intentionally including the concept that a company actively considers the dividend as part of their annual bills or responsibilities.  Some dividend investors looking for consistency while others are looking for growth.  Personally, I prefer companies who have increased their dividend over multiple economic conditions.

Taxes on Dividend Income Could Rise as High as 43.4% After the Fiscal Cliff

The media has been inundated with the Fiscal Cliff recently, however, I am shocked how little attention the increase in taxes owed on qualified dividends has received.  As it stands today, dividend income could rise from 15% to as high as 43.4%!  Truth be told, I am pretty sure as this post gets buried in my archives looking back at it in a year it will look silly as I believe that those elected will get their act together.  Notwithstanding I think it is important to talk about what could happen come January 1, 2013 to dividends if for no other reason to see [...]

By |2016-03-07T10:26:03-04:00November 29th, 2012|Dividend Investing|0 Comments

I Can’t Believe I have Been Blogging for 4 Years

On August 5th of 2008 I put up my first post.  I had no idea if anyone would read about my journey, nevertheless care about what was going on in my life, but I wanted to share my thoughts with whoever wanted to read them.  Since putting that first post up I have seen somewhere between 570,000 and 630,000 pageviews (analytics vs sitemeter) and while that is probably a day’s worth of views for a news site I am pretty happy with it, especially since most of the first year or so I was getting under 15 page views a day. I [...]

When Building a Dividend Portfolio Should The Dividend Pay Date Matter?

I was reviewing my income received the other day for my dividend account and after realizing it is way too low I had a quick thought…should it matter when dividends are paid by the companies I am investing in? Should the payment date of the dividend actually come into consideration when choosing individual dividend stocks to invest in?  As always with personal finance I think the answer is that it depends. Should it matter when a Dividend payment is made? In an unrelated article author Robert Laura provides his approach to dividend income through a laddered equity approach.  The example he provides: [...]

By |2013-09-26T14:56:12-04:00April 24th, 2012|Dividend Investing|8 Comments

Dividend Investment Portfolio December 2011 Update

If you follow my blog you may remember that my original Perpetual Income Machine eventually morphed into my dividend investment portfolio.  Now every couple months I update those specific stocks which are on my "watch list" for the following months to come. While the stocks I am purchasing change every few months, I never sell those stocks previously purchased unless they get kicked off the dividend champion list.  I used to use the dividend aristocrat list, exclusively, as my starting point until I learned that there are other dividend lists that follow my goals and objective. My eventual goal will have tons [...]

By |2013-09-26T14:57:18-04:00December 2nd, 2011|Dividend Investing|14 Comments

No Research Reasons Why I Like Mature Dividend Paying Stocks

Between providing alternatives to the dividend aristocrats, discussing preferred shares and building a pension I feel like I have been talking about investment income a bit too much lately and I am going to slow down for November…right after this post.  The other day a pretty regular commenter, John from Curious Cat Investing Blog, said that for "some reason" he is often drawn to dividend paying stocks and it got me thinking why am I currently obsessed with them? Be forewarned despite my usual aversion to words like "I feel" "I believe" and "I think" I use them a lot in this [...]

By |2013-09-26T14:57:21-04:00November 3rd, 2011|Dividend Investing|12 Comments