Blogging Sabbatical

Many of you have probably noticed a big slow-down in the amount of posts I’ve had lately.  I’m actually way behind several I had planned to write.  Well, I’ve had a lot going on in both work and in my personal life.  Therefore, I’ve decided to take a break from this blog for a while. […]

Monthly Update – December 2014

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I’m a little late getting this out but better late than ever. I’ll try and have a yearly review out shortly.  I hope everyone had a great holidays and a happy new year! Below is a summary of my activity for the month: New Purchases: $14,192 (NET) $1600 of BBL $800 of COP $700 of CVX $350 of JNJ […]

New Purchases – 12/30/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for this past week: I Bought: $350 of JNJ $450 of COP I used $800 in new capital and added $28.40/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of about 3.5%. Note: I decided to add a small amount to JNJ.  I’d like to try and diversify out […]

New Purchases – 12/23/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for this past week: I Bought: $350 of BBL $350 of CVX $100 of BP I used $800 in new capital and added $40.00/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of about 5.0%. Note: These are the exact same purchases and amounts as last week.  I was going to […]

New Purchases – 12/16/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for this past week: I Bought: $350 of BBL $350 of CVX $100 of BP I also have 200 shares of BBVA assigned that is mentioned on my options page. I used $800 in new capital and added $40.00/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  5.0%. Note: BBL […]

New Purchases – 12/09/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for this week: I Bought: $450 of BBL $200 of MCD $150 of ESV *In a separate transaction, I also purchased another 100 shares of TD at $46.32/share. I used $800 in new capital and added $47.89/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  6.0%. Note: BBL continues to be […]

New Purchases – 12/02/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for this week: I Bought: $450 of BBL $350 of COP I used $800 in new capital and added $38.1/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  4.8%. I also purchased another 100 shares of ESV at $33.56/share. With oil prices remaining low for an extended period of time, […]

Monthly Update – November 2014

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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday.  I drove 5 hours to visit family and to stuff my belly with lots of great home-cooked food. Below is a summary of my activity for the month: New Purchases: $7,063.45 (NET) $1550 of BBL $950 of COP $400 of BP 100 shares of BP- $4163.45 (I didn’t post about […]

Milestone – $1000 a Month in Dividends!!!

  If you’ve been following along, I started this blog in March of 2012.  I never expected to make this much progress but it’s great to start seeing results.  I also didn’t expect to encounter a great community of like-minded investors to bounce ideas off.  It’s also very motivating to me to see other people […]

New Purchases – 11/24/24

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for last week: I Bought: $400 of BP $400 of COP I used $800 in new capital and added $38.4/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  4.8%. Note: BBL continues to be on my buying list.  I’ll keep slowly averaging down until it’s a full position for me. […]