May 2020 Ex-Dividend Watch List

Each month I attempt to list some of the stocks going Ex-Dividend during the month. Last month I was a bit late, but this month I've managed to stay on top of things. The market panic over the coronavirus fallout has made a number of corporates extremely attractive! I've included some lower yielding stocks because … Continue reading May 2020 Ex-Dividend Watch List

Dividend Stocks are NOT the Best Investment

This article originally appeared in InvestmentTalkk's newsletter. He is a professional securities analyst and I highly recommend following him on twitter and getting a copy of his book on financial statement analysis. I am an affiliate because his analysis is sound and he's a Liverpool supporter. We are bound by blood to suffer a delayed … Continue reading Dividend Stocks are NOT the Best Investment

March 2020 Dividend Income

As dividend growth investor we are focused on generating passive income. And what better way to do that than to share income generated? March is my lowest month for dividend income. There just aren't that many companies that hit my stringent criteria, and I feel like a few of these companies were a stretch as … Continue reading March 2020 Dividend Income

Intro to Too Much Money

I've written a book on Dividend Growth Investing that covers my strategy and tactics for setting up a brokerage account, researching companies, automating income, and waiting for dividend income to roll in. It's called "Too Much Money". In the intro excerpt below I explain why I called it that and more on why I think … Continue reading Intro to Too Much Money

Target Date Funds are the Real 401(k) problem

I am not a fan of 401(k)s and 403(b)s. I do invest in them when my company offers them, but usually only up to the company match. There are issues like lack of liquidity, penalties, long lockup periods, vesting schedules that act as golden handcuffs. But, let's look at the real problem though: Target Date … Continue reading Target Date Funds are the Real 401(k) problem

Money Mindset: How to Have AT&T Pay your Wireless Phone Bill

This is a mindset post that challenges how you interact with daily occurrences in your life. What is a ubiquitous part of most peoples' lives these days? That phone in your pocket. Without a wireless service provider like AT&T, Verizon, or your country's local providers they are useless outside of your wifi network. So we … Continue reading Money Mindset: How to Have AT&T Pay your Wireless Phone Bill

New Purchase: Texas Instruments

With the market falling like a rock, I was able to make a purchase I've been wanting to make for a while, but didn't properly fit into my income strategy; Texas Instruments. TXN is a semiconductor company that has a strong history and is financially very stable. While it has a relatively low yield (for … Continue reading New Purchase: Texas Instruments