Hail This High Yield TAXI

These days uncovering a dividend gem is increasingly difficult with most dividend stocks already trading at the upper echelon of valuation. A few days ago I wrote about lesser known dividend aristocrats and in that same vane I’m trying to introduce another dividend stock that you may not have heard of. As a dividend growth … Read more

Dividend Aristocrats You Never Heard Of

As a dividend growth investor I am always on the lookout for new investing opportunities. The financial blogs and specifically the dividend investing blogs are all teeming with great ideas and inspiration but what I have found is that some dividend stocks are more loved than others. In recent times I have noticed a lot … Read more

I Saved $354 A Year With Ting

Not long ago I wrote a post about how “I Saved $372 On My Home Phone” using Ooma, a VOIP device that enables unlimited long distance calling for just local phone taxes (about $4 a month). It seems that Ooma has flown under the radar for many of you who still use a land line … Read more

My String Cheese Just Got Downsized

Everyday we hear report after report from our government and the Wall Street gurus that inflation in the United States has been and remains tame. In fact, according to the most recent report just published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that inflation rates as measured by the Consumer Price Index was a mere … Read more

Investing Ideas From My Bathroom

As a dividend growth investor I am constantly looking for new ideas or themes to invest in. Often, we are blinded by the numerous headlines about the day’s trendiest stock and get lost in a sea of information. Well, I for one think that finding great investment themes doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, … Read more

Low Beta Stocks Help Me Sleep At Night

We’re all familiar with the term “sleeping well at night.” It’s a broad phrase that can have many different meanings for different people. For me, low beta stocks help me “sleep well at night.” What exactly is a low beta stock? In its simplest definition beta is a measure of the volatility of a stock, … Read more

Frugal Living Using Free Software

We all know the saying, “You get what you pay for,” when it comes to making any purchase large or small. The idea behind the saying dictates that the more we spend the better the quality, service or experience we’ll have. But this isn’t always the case and certainly not a rule. For I have … Read more

Recent Stock Purchase – May 2014

Being a dividend growth investor I try to always focus on stocks that have a history of rising dividends and make my stock purchases accordingly while at the same time make consistent investments on a monthly basis. Of course, this is easier said than done in today’s market environment where PE’s and other traditional metrics … Read more

Recent Dividend Increases

Everyone loves getting a raise at work and when you are a dividend growth investor dividend increases feel just as good. There is something very satisfying about an increase in your passive income without having to do anything. Below you will find some recent dividend increases, some of which are in my portfolio. See if … Read more