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

February 2020 Dividend Income

In light of the recent market panic, I thought it would be nice to write a post on why investing for income is so grand. And what better way to do that than to share income generated? This month we generated $1,256.69 in dividend and interest income across 6 REITs and MLPs. If you aren't … Continue reading February 2020 Dividend Income

Five Monthly Dividends to Love and One to Avoid

Followers of my blog will know that I really like REITs. They're are a relatively low risk way to generate income from your investment portfolio. Instead of reinvesting the dividends, I am returning them to my cash holdings to pay for fun things in life. One of the downsides of many REITs and dividend paying … Continue reading Five Monthly Dividends to Love and One to Avoid

Is Realty Income a Dividend Cultivator REIT?

If you follow dividend investing and REITs in particular, one name will almost always pop up as a solid dividend payer: Realty Income $O. Rightly so! Realty Income pays monthly dividends and has raised its dividend for the last 26 years. But is it a right fit for someone looking to grow dividends aggressively? Let’s look … Continue reading Is Realty Income a Dividend Cultivator REIT?