New Purchases – 10/14/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for last week: I Bought: $250 of AWR $300 of V $150 of MDT I used $700 in new capital and added $14.00/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  1.7%. Note: I haven’t added to Visa in a while but decided to add a little this week.  They […]

New Purchases – 10/06/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for last week: I Bought: $300 of AWR $200 of ESV $200 of MDT I used $700 in new capital and added $27.22/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  3.9%. Note: I am pretty comfortable with my large position in ESV and energy in general (currently 20%). […]

Monthly Update – September 2014

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This month has been extremely busy.  I haven’t been able to post quite as often as I’d like.  I also haven’t had the time to comment on a lot of other bloggers’ sites so I apologize for that.  Between work and personal life, the blog was put on the back burner.  My wife is thinking […]

4 Considerations Before Selling a Rental Property

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4 Considerations Before Selling a Rental Property By Jennifer Riner of Zillow Jumping into real estate investments without proper preparation can lead to regret and financial loss.It’s sometimes best to list poor investment properties on the market and cash-out before unrewarding endeavors worsen. However, the real estate market is continuously fluctuating, which means investors can […]

New Purchases

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I hadn’t really made a large purchase for the month of September but decided to split some funds with two different companies that I already own. The first company is a 52-billion dollar consumer products behemoth, UL.  They yield a very nice 3.7%.  I buy UL instead of UN to avoid any withholding taxes due […]

New Purchases – 09/30/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for last week: I Bought: $350 of AWR $150 of ESV $200 of UL I used $700 in new capital and added $27.68/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  4%. Note: I still keep averaging down on small purchases of ESV.  I can see this stock […]

Weekly Purchases – 09/23/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for last week: I Bought: $500 of AWR $200 of ESV I used $700 in new capital and added $28/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  4%. Note: Shares of ESV continue to go lower.  Is this a case of catching a falling knife? Well, I don’t […]

Dividend Increase – Lockheed Martin (LMT)

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LMT announced 09/25 a quarterly dividend increase from 1.33 to 1.50.   The dividend is payable Dec. 26, 2014 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 1, 2014. This is an increase of 13%.  This is a solid increase and about what I was expecting giving how the stock price and earnings have done. This is the 12th annual […]

Weekly Purchases – 09/16/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for last week: I Bought: $200 of ESV $450 of DE I used $650 in new capital and added $26/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  4%. Note: Shares of ESV continue to get hit with the rest of the drillers.  Forward P/E is approaching 7 and yield is […]

Weekly Purchases – 09/02 & 09/09

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for the last two weeks: I Bought: $700 of BP $700 of ESV I used $1400 in new capital and added $77/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  5.5%. Note: I’ve been busy and didn’t realize I hadn’t posted my purchase last week.  I’m still finding a lot […]