When it comes to dividend investing, one of the big questions investors must answer for themselves is what to do with the dividend income they receive. There are really 4 things an investor can do with his dividend income.
Use the dividend income to cover expenses and spend on whatever the investor pleases. Use the [...]
With the market reaching all time highs lately, it is getting harder and harder to find under and fair valued stocks to purchase for your dividend growth portfolio.
When investing, the valuation we pay for a company’s stock is very important. If you make the mistake [...]
Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) is a world leading energy company. Their main business is in the exploration and production of crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products.
Owners of Exxon Mobil stock have enjoyed a long history of annual dividend increases dating back 30 years. Investors interested in owning oil companies oftentimes first give consideration [...]
A new report out from the Pew Research Center concludes that the richest 7% of Americans got richer during the first two years of economic recovery while average net worth declined for the other 93% of U.S. households. Here is an article from the Associated Press in case you are interested. The reasoning [...]
I’m an advocate of dividend growth investing as a great strategy to help investors reach an ultimate goal of financial independence. Building up a portfolio of assets (shares of dividend growth stocks) that pay out an annually increasing amount of passive income (dividends) is one of the greatest ways to reach a point where [...]
The dividend growth investing strategy involves investing in companies that have increased their dividend payments year after year for many years in a row. The most dreaded event by dividend growth investors is the dividend cut. Back in 2008, the financial crisis hurt many dividend growth investors as [...]
There are few companies that pay a dividend who have managed to increase those dividends every year for at least 50+ years. These companies began increasing their dividend payments at least 5 decades ago and haven’t stopped since. They didn’t stop during the dot-com bubble. They continued right on through the Great Recession. Now they [...]
One of the most important lessons investors need to understand is that the price you pay for a stock compared to that companies earnings and book value is the most important factor investors can control affecting future income and returns. In other words, the valuation you pay for a company is very important.
The Two [...]
The following is a guest post written by Mike from The Dividend Guy Blog and Dividend Stock Analysis. Mike has an MBA in financial services and writes about dividend investing since 2010. His goal is to use dividend growth power to retire early.
When I was a kid, I always wanted [...]
Aflac Inc. (AFL) is the world’s largest underwriter of supplemental cancer insurance. Aflac insurance products pay cash benefits directly to the insured to help protect against income and asset loss when a specific health event causes financial challenges. They are the number one provider of voluntary insurance products at the work-site in the United States [...]