Weekly Purchases – 08/26/14

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  I’m reporting my automatic purchases for this week: I Bought: $750 of MO $500 of BBL $400 of DE $350 of AWR $250 of UL $250 of KMI I used $2500 in new capital and added $92.11/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  3.68%. Note: Large purchase this week.  I […]

Dividend Increase – Altria Group (MO)

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MO announced Thursday a quarterly dividend increase from 0.48 to 0.52.   The dividend is payable October 10, 2014 to shareholders of record as of Sept. 15, 2014. This is a solid increase of 8.3%.  After this raise, Altria Group’s dividend is approaching the 5% mark.  Altria Group has raised its dividend 48 times in 45 years! I […]

Weekly Purchases – 08/19/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for this week: I Bought: $200 of UL (Unilever) – 3.5% yield $450 of AWR (American States Water Co.) – 2.4% yield I used $650 in new capital and added $19.02/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  2.9%. Note: It’s nothing new that I keep building […]

Dividend Increase – BHP Billiton (BBL)

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BBL announced this week a semi-annual dividend increase from 0.59 to 0.62.   Since I’m in the U.S., I hold ADR’s , and each ADR is worth two shares.  So my dividend payment will go from $1.18 to $1.24 per ADR that’s payable Sept. 23, 2014 to holders of record Sept. 5, 2014.  This represents a 5.1% increase to dividend. If you’ve been keeping […]

3rd Motif Purchase – AT&T, DOW30

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If you aren’t already familiar with Motif Investing, I would first recommend that you check out my review: Motif Investing Review by AAI You won’t see me recommend any products or services on my blog that I don’t use myself.  I guess I’m the guinea pig for Motif but so far I really like it. Once […]

Options Expiration – Coca-Cola (KO)

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I had another Coca-Cola option expire worthless over the weekend.  I recently had one expire in May collecting $177 in premiums and I’m collecting even more premiums this time. The original trade: 01/23/14 Sold 1 KO Aug 16 ’14 $39 Put @ 2.00; posted here Since KO was trading above the $39.00 on 08/16, this option expired […]

Liebster Award Nomination

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  I’m honored to have been nominated by three bloggers for a Liebster award. What the heck is a Liebster award? I honestly had to look it up.  Basically it’s an award given to an up and coming blogger (200 or less followers) from another blogger.  Each blogger chosen for the award then passes on the […]

Weekly Purchases – 08/12/14

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I’m reporting my automatic purchases for this week: I Bought: $400 of UL (Unilever) – 3.5% yield $200 of MCD (McDonald’s) – 3.5% yield I used $600 in new capital and added $21.00/year to my dividend income.  This is an average yield of  3.5%. Note: Yes, boring I know.  I’ve made the same Sharebuilder purchases for […]

Solar Electric Bill – June & July 2014

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I was busy and skipped June’s update so I’m providing an update for both June and July. If you’re interested in why I decided to go solar, you can read my previous posts: Buying a Home Solar System is a Good Investment I Bought a Solar System Solar Panel Installation Approved I’m in the process […]