May 13 2018

5 Situations Passive Income Helps Mothers

On this Mother’s Day, American mothers and mothers-to-be are celebrated and honored across the land in ways large and small. While moms are appreciated and recognized today, the reality is that with motherhood comes many financial challenges for today’s working moms. From unpaid maternity leave to funding a 529 Plan, the expenses are numerous. One …

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May 01 2018

Dividend Income Report: April 2018

So long April 2018! It’s been a somewhat busy month for me, as spring really arrived in the final week of the month. I updated the house a little, replacing 1990s polished brass door knobs with more modern satin nickel handles. In the latter part of the month we also jetted to Minnesota (our first …

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Apr 04 2018

Dividend Income Report for March 2018

After a long but mild winter, spring is finally here! And for the Pacific Northwest, that means warmer and wet days but the trees are blooming and the dandelions are popping up everywhere on my front lawn. Other than the welcome change in seasons, March was an uneventful month for me. So how was March’s …

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Apr 04 2018

My Latest Stock Buy: NRZ

On March 23, I bought 100 additional shares of New Residential Investment Corp (NYSE:NRZ) at $16.65 per share. With its quarterly dividend of 50 cents per share, this newest buy has a dividend yield of 12.01% and will pay $50.00 every quarter. Very nice! According to the Analysts page of Yahoo Finance, analysts seem quite …

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Mar 01 2018

Dividend Income Report for Febuary 2018

February is now finished. I hope you had a great month and a great Valentine’s Day. Here in the Pacific Northwest, the month started off well, with a feeling that spring was just around the corner. But the last half of the month dashed that hope with intermittent snowfall for a week, a final parting …

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Feb 01 2018

Dividend Income Report for January 2018

The month of January 2018 is officially closed and in the books. Here in the Pacific Northwest, compared to January 2017, it has been a pretty mild winter so far. Unfortunately, our hot water heater decided to die and so I’m currently awaiting the delivery of the new one which should arrive next week. It’s …

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Jan 01 2018

2017 in Review

Happy New Year! Overall, 2017 was generally a good year for dividend investing. The year saw some dividend cuts (typical for  my portfolio), some minor surprises, and some minor disappointments. Fortunately, the year wasn’t as much a roller-coaster ride like 2016. So how was 2017’s total dividend income? Here it is, along with the previous nine years’ …

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Jan 01 2018

Dividend Income Report for December 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope your holiday season was good and Santa was kind to you, your family, and your dividend investing portfolio. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we had a bit of snow on Christmas Eve, so we did get a white Christmas. But the snowfall was short-lived and by Thursday …

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Dec 30 2017

My Latest Stock Buy: NRZ

On the last trading day of the year, I added 80 shares of New Residential Investment Corp (NYSE:NRZ) at $17.9063 per share to my dividend investing portfolio. With a dividend of 50 cents per share, my NRZ buy has a dividend yield of 11.17%. Nice! NRZ is my second foray into dividend growth investing, as …

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Dec 01 2017

Dividend Income Report for November 2017

November is now done and with the passing of Thanksgiving comes the Christmas season and lots of consumer spending. Hopefully consumer confidence will remain high and the retailers will have a Merry Christmas for their owners, shareholders, and employees. Consumer spending, especially during the holidays, makes up a good portion of the US’s GDP. Well, …

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