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DIVIDEND PORTFOLIO LOOKING GOOD FOR 2018!

content discovered on Thursday, December 28, 2017 in

Although I can't say with any certainty what the new year holds for the stock market, as long as I'm not faced with a lot of dividend cuts, my portfolio should do quite well in 2018. A quick projection of future income shows that simply reinvesting dividends will produce a 10% gain in monthly dividend income by the end of 2018! While that's exciting in itself, I'll most likely be adding additional cash to current holdings, boosting income substantially throughout the year. A downturn in the market would ...

BOOSTING DIVIDEND INCOME OVER 5% WITH CHRISTMAS...

content discovered on Thursday, December 7, 2017 in

It has been my habit to invest at least half of any bonuses I receive from work and this year's Christmas bonus is no exception. With half the money I receive from my Christmas bonus, I've decided to purchase stakes in AGNC, JPS and GLAD. All three pay monthly dividends, with AGNC generating the highest amount. By adding these three stocks to my portfolio, I'll boost monthly dividend income over 5%! It will be like getting an additional "bonus" every month of the year! What better way to kick off the new...

WHY I BOUGHT NLY

content discovered on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in

Sold my shares of QCOM last week and used the profits to purchase shares of NLY. While it's still just a quarterly dividend, I'll earn nearly 3 times as much in dividends as I was earning with the same amount of money invested in QCOM. According to NASDAQ. com, NLY pays a quarterly dividend of 30 cents per share, which works out to a yield of 10.17% on their recent price of $11.93 per share. They reported earnings of $2.50 per share, way more than enough to cover their $1.20 per year in dividends. Their ...

LET'S TALK TRADES

content discovered on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in

Earlier this year I purchased shares of 5 big blue chip stocks, with the intention of doing some trading for quick profits. Well they haven't been quick profits in the sense that most people in investing think of them, but it works for me. I just sold my stake in INTC for an after commission profit of 14% and reinvested the cash in shares of GAIN for my IRA account. Not only did I make the 14%, but I sold at just the right time to collect a final dividend from INTC in December. I also bought GAIN in time...

NEW INVESTMENT PLAN FOR 2018

content discovered on Friday, November 24, 2017 in

It's that time of year again, where I begin figuring out my new investment plan for the new year. It's still in the developmental stage right now, but I've pretty well figured out most of what I want to accomplish in 2018. It doesn't include too many plans on adding new investments, although I may find something along the way that's just too good to pass up. I'm looking more at ways to boost monthly dividend income by adding more shares to my current holdings. Of course I'll be reinvesting most dividend ...

MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.

content discovered on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in

In one of Robert Kyosaki's Rich Dad books, I remember him saying, "Mind your own business" by which he meant you should concentrate your efforts on building an income for yourself aside from work. At the time, I thought this a remarkably simple yet profound statement. Think about how much time we spend in life working hard to make other people rich. Shouldn't we pay more attention to making ourselves wealthier?Recently I was reminded of this advice when I was passed over for a promotion at work. I was ve...

MULTIPLE INCOME STREAMS VS. MULTIPLE JOBS

content discovered on Sunday, November 12, 2017 in

In recent conversations with co-workers, I was amazed at how many of them have multiple jobs. Several had both a full time job and a part time job, with some having as many as four jobs. Times being what they are, I can see possibly having two jobs, but I think the wiser course would be to work one job and have multiple streams of income. Dividend investors are well aware of the benefits of multiple streams of income. As a dividend investor, I own a stake in a total of 35 different stocks, mutual funds a...

THINGS ARE LOOKING UP FOR NOVEMBER

content discovered on Friday, November 3, 2017 in

Big jump in the market today and in the overall value of my portfolio. Especially a nice jump in my stake in QCOM on rumors of a takeover by Broadcom. Whether it will or won't actually happen is quite another story. They may face an uphill battle gaining approval from regulators in the U.S.. However, I plan to keep a close eye on the situation and see if I can find an exit point with a tidy little profit.Otherwise things are going well. In the two days from the 31st of last month and the 1st of this mont...

OCTOBER 2017 HAS NOT BEEN KIND TO MY FINANCES

content discovered on Friday, October 27, 2017 in

The total value of my investment portfolio is down and a series of necessary auto repairs and maintenance have left me anxious to see the end of October 2017. While I'm not at all in a panic, I will have to be very careful with my finances going in to November. Got to get back on track, build up my reserves and add to my investments.O.K., enough of the negativity. One thing I am excited about, the recent drop in prices has my reinvested dividends purchasing more shares! If the market languishes, I should...

OCTOBER UPDATE

content discovered on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in

It's been a busy month so far and I'm afraid I've been a bit lax in posting. Have already collected a lot of dividend payments for the month, with several more to go. Little too early to tell if October will set any records, but should still have a good showing non the less.Had to get some repairs done on my car, so it's taken up a lot of cash I'd otherwise have invested. Still gained some ground through 401k contributions and reinvested dividends. Even when I have no additional cash to invest, it's comf...

NLY WILL BE NEXT STOCK PURCHASE WITH MONEY FROM...

content discovered on Friday, September 29, 2017 in

After a few hours of research, I've decided to make NLY my next stock purchased with money earned on Swagbucks. Although this REIT pays quarterly instead of monthly, it has a 9.62% yield on current price of $12.19 per share. It also has a very low P/E of 4.22 with sufficient earnings to more than cover their quarterly dividend of 30 cents per share. Since REITs throw off a lot of income as a rule, it will make a good addition to my ROTH IRA where the income will be tax free. I should be able to easily ea...

SEPTEMBER 2017 SETS NEW RECORD FOR DIVIDEND INC...

content discovered on Friday, September 29, 2017 in

The month of September set a new record for dividend income, beating out the previous record set in July of this year, by a little over 2%! Total number of shares owned increased by over 2% from the end of August, through reinvested dividends and additional cash purchases. It's been 5 years since I started rebuilding my investment portfolio after suffering a couple of heart attacks and spending all my savings on medical bills. I continue to be amazed at how well it's all going! At the current rate of acc...

DEBT TO ASSET RATIO DOWN SINCE SEPTEMBER 2016!

content discovered on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in

Money has been running a little tight since I bought a newer car, so I decided to do a comparison of debt from September of last year to September of this year. While some account balances dropped dramatically, others remained about the same. That in itself was depressing enough, but it was even more alarming to discover my total debt had increased by 24% in one year.However, total investment assets had increased during that same time span by a whopping 94%! So while total debt increased, my debt to asse...

QUESTIONING CLM AND CRF'S LATEST REPORTS TO SHA...

content discovered on Friday, September 22, 2017 in

I've been a shareholder in both CLM and CRF for quite some time now. As a dividend investor, I love the high monthly dividend payments even though I know they're not really representative of the funds earnings. It's just nice to get those big payments every month. However, I had considered selling both after looking over their most recent reports to shareholders. Once again, they both report substantial returns which I would ordinarily be quite happy with. The problem is, they always seem to report posit...

PSEC STAKE INCREASES MONTHLY CASH FLOW 3%!

content discovered on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in

Last month I purchased shares of PSEC for my Roth account, but after doing a little more research, I decided to buy a stake for my IRA account as well. Total shares purchased will boost monthly dividend income by 3%, which is exciting in itself. However, the real reasons I decided to purchase more shares was due to heavy buying by insiders and because of an article I read saying that the stock was trading at a discount to net asset value, whereby you were getting $1 in assets for 93 cents. Sounds like my...

SEPTEMBER 2017 OFF TO GREAT START WITH 11 DIVID...

content discovered on Friday, September 1, 2017 in

While the month of August didn't generate any new records, the month of September looks promising. Collected a total of 11 dividend payments on the first day of September, with 31 more to follow! Was happy to see my first dividend from INTC and PFE, since adding them to my portfolio. Looking forward to many more to come from these two. No major plans for this month, although I have put into play an idea I had for increasing overall yields while lowering average price per share. I followed the effect rein...

MID MONTH DIVIDEND PAYMENTS SET NEW RECORD FOR ...

content discovered on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in

The seven dividend payments collected today pushed annual dividend income to a new record high, beating out the total year's income earned in 2016! With the biggest half of this month remaining (income wise) and four of the biggest months of the year still to go, it's going to be a great year! With today's purchase of PSEC and reinvested dividends, I'll have more shares working for me next month, so the last quarter of the year is going to be a big money earner dividend wise. Of course I still could not ...

PURCHASING SECOND STOCK WITH CASH EARNED FROM S...

content discovered on Friday, August 11, 2017 in

Next Tuesday's scheduled purchase of PSEC shares will be my second purchase of stock using money earned through Swagbucks! (See link in Link Exchange) I'm excited about this because it's a second stream of income created using money earned at home, over the internet. This purchase will add another 12 dividend payments per year, bringing total number of annual dividend payments to 469. It will also increase monthly income by a little over 1%. Not a big increase in income, but it all adds up.So, with 469 d...

HWBK BECOMES SECOND "FREE" STOCK!

content discovered on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in

HWBK joins UVE as my second "free" stock. What I mean by free stock is, I have none of my out of pocket cash invested. Like UVE, I purchased shares of HWBK back when they were cheap and held on until I saw over a 63% gain. Then I sold enough shares to take out all my original cash investment and kept the remaining shares. The way I see it, from now on, whatever these stocks earn in dividends or capital gains is pure profit! So they're definitely long term holdings. Why would I sell something producing ca...

SOLD TROW BOUGHT PFE

content discovered on Friday, July 21, 2017 in

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I looked over my portfolio for additional stocks to sell for capital gains and reinvest the cash. I had a small profit on TROW in my ROTH IRA, so I sold the shares and kept the profit as cash. Then reinvested the original capital in shares of PFE which is closer to its 52 week low than the 52 week high. This increases quarterly dividend income by nearly 1% and leaves me room for share price growth. I may have to hold the stock for quite some time before I see enough gr...

SOLD CSX IN IRA AND BOUGHT NCV

content discovered on Thursday, July 20, 2017 in

While I hadn't planned on selling any individual stocks in any of my accounts, in this case it just made sense. I have been sitting on a small 10%+ gain on CSX thinking I'd keep the stock long term for increasing dividends. However, when I realized it would take over 12 years to collect as much in dividends as I could get right now by selling and taking the profit I reconsidered. Then I was left with the problem of replacing the quarterly dividend payments by investing the money elsewhere. So I decided t...

IMPROVING YOUR PERSONAL PROFIT MARGIN

content discovered on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in

Was reading an article recently about becoming a millionaire. Although that's not specifically one of my goals, it is within the realm of possibility. Anyway, the thing that really got my attention was their advice to improve your personal profit margin. Just like a business, we all have either a profit or loss in our personal finances, hopefully a profit. By improving our our profit margins we free up more cash to put towards our investment goals.There are basically two ways of doing this. You can eithe...

ENJOYING SUMMER SUNSHINE

content discovered on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in

Taking a short break in the shade during a recent walk around the Missouri state capital building. Lots of interesting places to see on the walking tour of historic downtown Jefferson City.

JUNE 2017 BEATS OLD RECORD DIVIDEND INCOME BY O...

content discovered on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in

As I suspected it would, the month of June 2017 set a new record high for dividend income, beating out the previous record, set in March of this year, by over 20%! This is mostly due to increased shares purchased since March and reinvested dividends. While I'm always excited about new record highs, I suspect this one won't last long. If last year is any indication, the month of July will be even better than June. With the special stock dividend from HWBK, this month kicked off with a bang! Dividend payme...

JUNE 2017 TO SET NEW RECORD FOR MONTHLY DIVIDEN...

content discovered on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in

Recently purchased shares of CHI for my taxable account, bringing total number of dividend payments up to 445 per year! While that in itself is exciting, what's even more exciting is that this month will set a new record high for monthly dividend income! Of course it won't hold the record long, since following months will far outstrip this month's earnings. But it's nice to see things moving in the right direction.There have been a lot of ups and downs recently in the stock market. It hasn't worried me m...

NEW STOCK PURCHASES RAISE TOTAL DIVIDEND PAYMEN...

content discovered on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in

June 13, 2017Today's purchase of GUT for my taxable account and MAIN for the ROTH IRA added another 26 dividend payments per year, for a total of 433! Payments from the new shares will increase monthly dividend income by over 3%. After reading GUT's latest report to shareholders, I'm going to be buying several more shares. I like the monthly income and I believe there's room for more growth in the utilities sector. While I do own shares in individual utility companies, I think I'll do better income wise ...

HAWTHORN BANK TO RAISE DIVIDEND AND PAY SPECIAL...

content discovered on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in

Hawthorn Bank (HWBK) will increase their cash dividend to 7 cents per share and pay a special stock dividend of 4% on July 1st 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business day June 15, 2017! While the cash dividend itself is not real exciting, it represents a 16.7% increase over their previous dividend. I bought this stock, not only because it's a local company that I am familiar with, but especially for the special 4% stock dividend they've paid every year since I first purchased shares. So I...

EIGHT DIVIDEND PAYMENTS FOR THE FIRST DAY OF JU...

content discovered on Thursday, June 1, 2017 in

While the 8 dividend payments I received today were not quite as exciting as the 15 I got yesterday, the fact that I've collected 23 dividends in two days is very exciting! That's the way I like to see those cash payments rolling in each month. Of course I reinvested them all so I'll get even bigger payments next month, but eventually I'll be taking the payments in cash.Still haven't been able to find out if HWBK is going to pay a special stock dividend in July like they have in the past few years. May h...

COLLECTED 15 DIVIDEND PAYMENTS FOR THE LAST DAY...

content discovered on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in

Just collected 15 dividend payments for the last day of May! Total dividend income is up a whopping 100% over May of 2016! I was very pleased to see that during the first five months of this year, I have added 20% more shares than the total shares owned at the end of 2013. 2013 was the year I began rebuilding my investment portfolio, so I'm very pleased with the progress I've made in the past 4 years. Still a long way to go before I retire, but things are looking good so far.I'm expecting good things for...

INCREASED PORTFOLIO VALUE OVER 10% IN MAY 2017!

content discovered on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in

As I await the big end of the month dividend payouts, I'm pleased to report, through a combination of cash investments and reinvested dividends, I was able to increase the overall value of my portfolio by over 10% in the month of May! Average monthly dividend income increased by 8%, keeping me on track to double dividend income again this year! Although I've had a few setbacks, in the form of dividend cuts, I'm very pleased with the overall performance of my investments for the first 5 months of 2017. Do...

TOTAL NUMBER OF DIVIDEND PAYMENTS PER YEAR UP T...

content discovered on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in

The purchase of shares in INTC and AEG Tuesday, brought the total number of dividend payments I receive per year up to 407! While the stakes in Intel and Aegon will only raise average monthly income by a little over 1%, I think they'll both make good long term investments. I'm a little iffy about AEG, but since they're the parent company of TransAmerica, who manages my 401k, I bought some shares for the dividend to recapture some of the fees they charge me for managing my account.The market started of gr...

BOOSTING MONTHLY DIVIDEND INCOME ANOTHER 2%!

content discovered on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in

Just completed my big stock purchase of ORA, CCD, SPHD and QCOM to boost monthly dividend income by 10%, but I'm not resting on my laurels. I've decided I can squeeze out enough cash this month to also purchase additional shares of AGD which will increase monthly dividends by another 2%! I've put off the purchase of JNJ until later in the year, when I have more available cash. May divert some dividend income to cash to help pay for JNJ shares. I'd like to buy as big a stake as possible and am hoping to c...

BIG 10% JUMP IN DIVIDEND INCOME IN MAY 2017!

content discovered on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in

May 2017 kicked off with great cash inflows to my portfolio from first of the month dividends and additional cash investments! I'm excited about planned stock purchases this month, using cash received from my employee of the year bonus and savings. I'll be adding more shares to my stake in CCD, will buy a stake in SPHD for the ROTH account and complete purchases of ORA and JNJ shares as well. This will give me at least a 10% jump in average monthly dividend income! Pretty exciting to have such a big incr...

REINVESTING DIVIDENDS

content discovered on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in

Just read an interesting article by Warren Buffett on dividends. He explained Berkshire's policy on dividends, specifically why they do not pay a dividend and how you could generate "dividend like" income by selling a percentage of shares each year. A very interesting article. However, it did not answer my question on whether or not Berkshire reinvests dividends they receive on additional shares of stock or do they keep the cash to reinvest elsewhere.Generally I choose to reinvest all dividends in additi...

401k BALANCE RISING RAPIDLY!

content discovered on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in

While my 401k account through work is still the smallest of my 4 investment accounts, the balance is rising rapidly in comparison! This is mostly attributable to the twice monthly deposits from payroll as the return on investments is only around 3% so far. However, since the majority of this money is coming from money I would have been paying in taxes, I'm quite pleased with the result. Within the next two years, it's quite possible the 401k balance could surpass that of my taxable investment account and...

SPRING EARNINGS SEASON, HOW IS YOUR PORTFOLIO G...

content discovered on Friday, April 14, 2017 in

Spring, a great time to turn your attention to your gardening plans and your plans for growing your portfolio. This is one of my favorite times of the year, for both reasons. I am an avid gardener and I enjoy reading all the annual reports that start rolling in this time of year. Getting a detailed analysis on how each stock has performed in the past year makes it much easier to plan upcoming cash investments with an aim toward maximizing returns. So far, I've reviewed about half of the annual reports fo...

BOOSTED MONTHLY DIVIDEND INCOME BY NEARLY 10%!

content discovered on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in

In earlier posts this month, I talked about selling SPHD shares in my taxable account to lock in some capital gains and take advantage of tax break by transferring the cash to my IRA. All that worked out well, but by purchasing shares of CHI and VZ with the money I transferred, I nearly doubled monthly income on that portion of my investments and increased overall monthly dividends by nearly 10%! It's a win, win, win situation! Of course I'll have to pay taxes on the capital gains next year, but I can of...

INVESTING IN GEOTHERMAL THROUGH PURCHASE OF ORA

content discovered on Friday, April 7, 2017 in

Talk about making changes, after watching a video on the future of geothermal energy and the massive amounts of untapped reserves in the U.S., I decided now might be a good time to get in on the rush to invest in geothermal technology. Did a lot of research and came up with ORA from an article I read on Motley Fool. There were a lot of cheaper stocks, mostly with no earnings or no dividends, so I'm going with ORA for their positive earnings and quarterly dividend payouts. While their 0.65% dividend yield...

UPDATED STOCK PURCHASE PLAN, ABT OUT PFE IN

content discovered on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in

After doing more research, I decided to drop ABT from my stock purchase plan and replace it with PFE. While I think ABT is a great company, it seems too overpriced for my tastes, so I switched to the more reasonably priced PFE. Put in an order to purchase shares of CHI and VZ for my IRA account next Tuesday. The CHI purchase is for boosting monthly dividend income and VZ is a long term play, but also carries a nice quarterly dividend.Later this month, as cash on hand permits, I'll be buying JNJ and PFE f...

ANOTHER RECORD MONTH FOR DIVIDENDS IN MARCH 2017!

content discovered on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in

The month of March set another record, not only for the highest month for dividend income this year, but also by beating out March 2016's earnings by well over 100%! April too, is off to a good start with 9 dividends collected so far, equaling over 50% of last year's April income. Still have 20 more dividends to go for this month, so it's pretty safe to say April 2017 will also show a 100%+ increase over last April!It's tax time and I have to admit it hasn't gone smoothly for me this year. Big changes in...

I COULD WITHDRAW 5% OF MY TOTAL INVESTMENTS PER...

content discovered on Thursday, March 23, 2017 in

If you're like me, you've probably read articles by investment experts saying you should draw anywhere from 2% to 4% per year of your total investments during retirement to make your money last. I was thinking about this over my morning coffee and did some quick calculations in my head and figured out, with my dividend investments, I could draw 5% a year of the total value of my investments and never run out of money! The reason being is that 5% of my total investments is only 70% of my annual dividend i...

EXPECTING ANOTHER HUGE GAIN IN DIVIDEND INCOME ...

content discovered on Friday, March 17, 2017 in

Saw great gains in year over year dividend income in January and February and it looks like March is set to follow the trend! By mid month, I've already received dividends equal to the entire month's income from 2016! With 18 more dividend payments this month, it's a pretty safe bet it will trounce March 2016 earnings by a substantial amount. Since most of the remaining dividends for this month are also the highest paying, it wouldn't surprise me at all to see earnings increase by over 100%! Which also m...

FEBRUARY DIVIDEND INCOME UP OVER 100%!

content discovered on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in

Just collected the final 13 dividend payments for February 2017, for an increase in monthly dividend income of well over 100% compared to February 2016! If this trend continues, I should have no problem reaching my goal of doubling dividend income again this year. How long the Trump rally will continue is anybody's guess, but it's been great for the overall value of my portfolio. That being said, I'm thinking things will eventually turn and we'll see some downward motion before the end of the year. With ...

AOD PURCHASE INCREASES MONTHLY INCOME ANOTHER 2%!

content discovered on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in

Just completed purchase of AOD shares for my ROTH account, increasing monthly dividend income 2% on top of the 3% increase with the purchase of NCV! AOD pays a monthly dividend of $0.058 per share for a yield of 8.38% on their current price. Looks like I got in early enough to collect the dividend this month. This purchase increases total number of dividend payments per year to 372, guaranteeing I'll be paid a dividend for every day of 2017! Off to a good start on doubling dividend income again this year...

NCV PURCHASE INCREASES MONTHLY DIVIDEND INCOME 3%!

content discovered on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 in

Completed purchase of stake in bond fund NCV, raising monthly dividend income by 3%! NCV pays a monthly dividend of .065 cents per share for a yield of 11.45% on their price of $6.83. This is strictly a cash cow purchase and falls into, what I consider, the high risk category of my portfolio. I'll be collecting the dividends from NCV in cash. Diverted more cash from my taxable account to non-taxable ROTH. Don't want my taxable portfolio to increase too rapidly, although it has been going up in value with...

JANUARY DIVIDEND INCOME UP 250% OVER 2016!

content discovered on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in

The new year is off to a great start, if January dividends are any indication. Total dividend income for the first month of the new year is up 250% compared to January of last year! This month's income is the second highest month ever, only beaten my December 2016's record earnings!February is off to a great start with 7 dividend payments for the first day of the month! With February being a short month and having only 26 dividend payments, compared to January's 27, I expected income to be a little less....

SURPRISE BONUS FROM WORK WILL BOOST DIVIDEND IN...

content discovered on Friday, January 27, 2017 in

I was surprised and honored to find out I'd won Employee of the Year at work! Along with this great honor, comes an all expenses paid weekend in Branson, Silver Dollar City tickets and a substantial bonus check! Since I didn't even realize I was in the running, this bonus was totally unexpected, so I've decided to invest the entire amount in my Roth IRA. This windfall will boost monthly dividend income by a whopping 20%! This should make it a lot easier to reach my goal of doubling dividend income again ...

UTG JANUARY DISTRIBUTION NEARLY 7 TIMES NORMAL ...

content discovered on Friday, January 13, 2017 in

Collected 4 great dividend payments for Friday the 13th! Was very happy with the payout from UTG, which included a special capital gains distribution, making the January payout 6.8 times higher than December 2016! Yes I know about the taxable event created by capital gains distributions, but since my shares are held in my IRA and Roth IRA accounts, I'm not too concerned about taxes. Reinvested all distributions except JMP. I'm taking some JMP distributions in cash since I originally purchased the stock f...

EASY WAY TO AVOID TOTAL LOSS ON ANY DIVIDEND STOCK

content discovered on Friday, January 6, 2017 in

As a long time investor, I have to admit to having a couple of total loss investments. My old shares of Kmart which I purchased during their bankruptcy went to $0. I had 1,000 shares of Atlantic Energy Solutions which also ended up worthless. There was also a high flying REIT back in the 90's that dropped to $0. As scary and disappointing as this may seem, I've found an easy way to avoid this as soon as I switched to dividend investing.What's the secret? Take some money off the table. When you own a stoc...

HWBK INCREASES DIVIDEND!

content discovered on Thursday, January 5, 2017 in

Collected first dividend payment from Hawthorn Bank (HWBK) for 2017 and was pleased to see they'd increased the dividend from .05 to .06 cents per share. Also received the first dividend payment from monthly dividend payer CCD. It's always gratifying to add a new stream of dividend income. Should also get the first dividend from SPLV later in the month.Reviewed my 401k statement online. Looks like my two fund picks are far outperforming the target retirement fund the company picked out for me. So much fo...


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