Dividend Portfolio Sector Allocation September 2015

Every few months I like to take a look at my portfolio holdings and examine my overall sector allocations to see if they meet my comfort level as to how my capital is distributed. As we all know, market forces affect certain sectors at different times throughout business cycles which can often throw many portfolio … Read more

Recent Stock Purchase III September 2015

Things are definitely starting to get interesting with the market these days. Increasingly, more and more companies are trading at much better values and yields as prices have tumbled. Of course, the question of dividend reliability comes into play when dramatic price swoons occur. This is why we diversify among dozens of high quality companies … Read more

How To Invest In Declining Stocks

The following is a sponsored blog post:   While the market has seen an impressive performance over the past several years, times are changing. The bottom line is that for the past few months, we’ve seen more declines than gains; which is really starting to become concerning to investors. As a financial professional, my friends … Read more

Investing In Yourself Living Abroad

Travelling as investment Some consider travel an investment in themselves, their education, or cultural exploration.  Saving money in order to see the world -learn, examine, and enjoy- these are forms of investment, a different sort albeit.  For some traveling isn’t enough.  They reach a destination, then comes the epiphany. They fall in love with the … Read more

More Dividend Aristocrats You Never Heard Of

A while back I wrote a blog post titled, “Dividend Aristocrats You Never Heard Of.” The point of the article was to introduce new and seasoned dividend investors to potential new picks for their dividend growth portfolios that get little to no attention among the financial blogging community. Sure, we already know everything there is … Read more

Financial Advice From the Old Testament

Among the many personal finance and dividend blogs that exist, the common theme of ‘financial discipline’ seems to dominate our writings. We often talk about having financial discipline when it comes to our savings rate. We speak of living below our means and not chasing after material objects. We speak of financial discipline with our … Read more

Reasons Your Business Should Accept Card Payments

The following is a guest blog post:   There are so many great reasons why your business should definitely start accepting credit card payments from clients and customers, especially if you have not already done so and you are still relying upon checks and cash from people. These solutions can be inconvenient both to you … Read more

Recent Stock Purchase II September 2015

With the market continuing to climb and fall dramatically, attractive price points are being offered to the patient long term dividend growth investor. After a very quiet August with just one purchase, September has opened up with a bang as I have added to my ROTH additional shares in The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), Royal Bank … Read more

Dividend Income Update August 2015

The beginning of every month is exciting for all dividend income investors as we look back at the previous month and see how much passive dividend income our portfolios generated. August was exciting as ever as my year over year numbers continue to highlight the trifecta magic of dividend investing which includes, adding fresh capital, … Read more