January 2016 Stock Considerations

With January 2016 right around the corner it’s time, once again, to lay out potential stock investments for my dividend income portfolios. I really enjoy writing these posts as it gives me a pretty clear road map for stock selection. I have to say, that I follow these “stock considerations” posts pretty closely so there … Read more

December 2015 Stock Considerations

The final ‘stock considerations’ of post of 2015 is finally at hand. At the beginning of the year it’s sometimes hard to imagine what the next twelve months will have in store for us as we outline our dividend income goals, future buys and more. What is certain is that no one can accurately predict … Read more

Socially Responsible Investing: 3 Funds that are Beating the Market

There’s a powerful trend emerging in the investing world. Investors are building portfolios based on their morals and values. Dubbed “socially responsible investing”, or SRI, these investors align their investments with their values by avoiding companies with poor environmental, social or governance practices. Like their counterparts, sustainable investors also want to earn a good financial … Read more

November 2015 Stock Considerations

With almost all of October in the rear view mirror it’s time, once again, to look forward towards the next month of potential stock buys. October has seen the market rebound quite nicely on almost all fronts as beaten down industrial names, energy and even many consumer staples gained significant ground in just a matter … 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

Dividends To Lift Your Spirits

Investing In The Wine And Spirits Sector   Of all the consumable beverages it seems that alcoholic drinks are particularly recession resistant. In fact, one full year into the last recession in 2008, alcohol sales actually grew by 9%. It seems that people might be quick to cut spending on luxury items, however, imbibing seems … Read more

Dumpster Diving For Dividends

Investing In The Waste Disposal Business   Sometimes the least exciting businesses are the ones that can offer the most steady and reliable cash flows and profits which often translates into dependable dividend payments. We all know the saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” and that may be the case when examining the … Read more