August Dividends

Yes it is time to tally up those dividends. And after counting on with my fingers and toes I finally got the number. All of this was earned while sleeping.  Continue reading “August Dividends”


August Review and Investment Accounts Updates

Well the start of another month and time to review the past month. I started this blog this past month to document my journey.

August recap is as follows I sold one stock GOOGL and bought Ford, VOD, FDUS, MRCC, DUK, MAIN, EVOL, and FLO. 8 total stock buys probably won’t have another month like this for awhile.

My investment accounts are
USAA               24,075.72
Sharebuilder 63,041.16                                        which gives me a total of 87,116.88.

Hope you had a good August


September watchlist

As we come into the last month of the third quarter I’m watching 2 main stocks this month. These are 2 small caps with room to grow.

Plow  is Douglas dynamics which is home  to the most trusted brands in the industry, Douglas Dynamics is North America’s premier manufacturer of vehicle attachments and equipment. For more than 65 years, the Company has been innovating products that not only enable people to perform their jobs more efficiently and effectively, but also enable businesses to increase profitability. Our commitment to continuous improvement enables us to consistently produce the highest quality products and drive shareholder value. The Douglas Dynamics portfolio includes snow and ice management attachments sold under the FISHER®, WESTERN®, HENDERSON® and SNOWEX® brands.

It just made an acquisition to buy out a commercial truck outfitter.

Dividend is .94 cents a year with a yield of 2.9 has raised its divided by a cent a quarter last 5 years or so. I would not be surprised if I scrounged up some money for this company. It’s motto is come for the earnings stay for the dividend.

The second one is Din (dine equity) it owns Applebees and IHOP. Like the rest of the eating out industry it’s cyclic when times are tough less people eat out. They did cut their dividend during the last recession but have since rewarded those who stayed with better dividends since they upped them again.

Din pays a juicy 3.68 dividend which comes out to .92 cents a quarter and is current yielding 4.80.

Moth these companies have lots of room to grow and could potentially make more acquisitions to help the bottom line

Disclamer: I am not a professional stock picker or analyst. Make picks at your own risk and do your due diligence

Altria dividend increase

Altria stock announced an 8% dividend increase this past week. This is how we achieve FI when eventually we hit that crossover point.

As a DGI person these are these dividend increases are what we look for. This increase will be paid in Oct.

Altria regular returns money to its shareholders as this is the 50th increase in 47 years.

As I own 74.9 shares this will add 13.47 dollars a year to what I already own.

Just shy of 2 hours of minimum wage for doing nothing.

Have to love that.

God bless and have a great weekend