Do you like getting paid to do nothing? To make money while sleeping? To not lift a finger and the money rolls in automatically?

I sure do! And I do it by owning stocks that pay dividends every quarter or month. While I have had my ups and downs over the years, I regard dividend investing for passive income as being among the best decisions I have ever made in my life.

Origin Story
After turning 40 I decided to get serious about money and investing. Until then I had been a good saver and watched my finances carefully (using Quicken). I started with Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad book which was a great intro to the idea of assets, liabilities, and how the poor, middle-class, and rich spend their money. Later I turned to The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing by Jason Kelly to learn the basic principles of stock investing. Kelly does a great job of explaining stocks, investing philosophies and methodologies, and how to trade online. Armed with some financial education, I was ready to jump on the roller coaster that is Wall Street. In 2008, I started with investing in a couple companies purely for capital gains, but soon became much more interested in dividend stocks and especially higher yielding ETFs. From that small start, here I am.

For more about how I began my dividend investing journey, see my first post.

This Blog
After a couple months of learning WordPress and finalizing my design, dividendquest.com officially launched on July 4th 2014. Since then I have posted monthly reports about dividends earned for the month as well as what has affected my portfolio (buys, sales, dividend cuts, etc.), plus the occasional opinion piece that may be of interest to readers. After more than 9 years of going unchanged, in September 2023 I overhauled the site to give it a more modern design.

Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. I would like to hear your take on dividend investing and what, in your experience, has and has not worked. So feel free to comment on the site or contact me directly via e-mail at john [at] dividendquest.com.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your stay.

- John

Image Credit: Me (Dividend Quest)

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Rick

    Interesting, today I just read your Blog for the first time. I too recently bought shares of AWP after reading a couple comments about the fund written by Douglas Albo, SEEKING ALPHA.

    I live across the river from you, Clark County, WA.

    My primary investing style is dividend growth investing. I recently bought shares in CF / CF Industries.

  2. Dividend Quest

    Thanks for visiting Rick! It’s nice to meet another AWP owner. I like the stock, not just because of its high yield, but also because it has an unusually low leverage rate (5%) for the size of yield that it has, so it seems less risky than many of my other ETF positions. Thanks for the tip about CF, as it looks very intriguing given its low share price and decent yield. I will have to look into it.

    1. Dividend Quest

      Thanks for visiting OthalaFehu! It’s interesting that you have two separate dividend investing accounts. You’ve been making very good progress in the few years that you’ve been investing. I’m impressed. Keep at it!

  3. Hey John

    I recently found your blogroll. My name is Benjamin Davis and I run http://www.fromcentstoretirement.com , a blog where I show how I want to retire by 33-36. It is a blog about Early retirement, personal finances, investing in Real Estate, the stock market and more.

    Check it out and tell me whether you think its a good fit for your blogroll. If so, I would appreciate it you could add me there.

    Thank you!

    Ben Davis

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