Tracking your dividend growth is just step 1 of investing with confidence

The past few weeks have been quite hectic on the market. First, the market was going sideways throughout all summer and now that we got some new earnings results, we hit new record highs. Now, everybody’s talking about when this madness will stop. I mean, the market must crash and

A New Way to Earn Money on WordPress.com

With Recurring Payments, your supporters become your sustainers, and a reliable income stream frees you to push your creative boundaries.

Vietnam for A Family of Five – Lifestyle Design

I booked my airplane tickets! My whole family gets to visit Vietnam for 30 days in January! “You are lucky.” I hear that one all the time…. Or “You must be financially independent?” “Do you live of your dividend income?” And my kids at school hear this one “Damn, you’re rich!” No,

Retirees Make These Fatal Investing Mistakes

Many retirees make costly investing mistakes based on common beliefs or make bad investment decisions based on fear. I think the biggest concern retirees have regarding their portfolio is probably the fear of losing money. The emotional charge linked with managing your portfolio ma

October Dividend Income Report – The Importance of Diversification

In September 2017, I received slightly over $100K as a result of the commuted value of my pension plan. I decided to invest 100% of this money into dividend growth stocks. Each month, I publish my results. I don’t do this to brag, I do this to show you it’s possible to build a port

Retirement Vs FIRE: You Got It All Wrong and Both Your Ideas Suck

Retirement is a concept that didn’t age well ~ The Dividend Guy Nope, this is not another article to tell you how those FIRE adepts (Financial Independence, Retire Early) are full of baloney. It’s not an article about how you should shut your mouth and endure your job until you rea

Dividends Are Relevant and Can Beat the Market

Are dividends irrelevant? Some index investors think so. However, I think they have their noses stuck in their books and have forgotten about real-life results. Not too long ago, I watched an interesting video on YouTube which claimed that “dividends are irrelevant.” The video come

August Dividend Income Report – The Yield Isn’t Important

In September 2017, I received slightly over $100K as a result of the commuted value of my pension plan. I decided to invest 100% of this money into dividend growth stocks. Each month, I publish my results. I don’t do this to brag; I do this to show you it’s possible to build a port

Why I Don’t Keep Cash and Invest it All

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -Thomas Edison   “Mike, you should keep dry powder (cash) ready. Cash in your portfolio is ready to be deployed when there is an opportunity. Keeping liquidity will make sure you’re rea

When Experienced Women Engineers Look for New Jobs, They Prioritize Trust and Growth

Automattic, WordPress.com's parent company, set out to learn how to boost applications from women and non-binary developers.