7 Things We Donated This Year (Already)

We have been on a mission already this year getting rid of items around the home that we no longer use. Last weekend, we cleaned out our garage. The week before my wife and I both went through our closets and dressers. Next weekend we are going to tackle the attic. One of our goals […]

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How Much Dividend Income Do We Earn in a Day?

Do you track your dividend income results each month? As an investor, one of my favorite activities is to track and report our dividend income earnings at the end of every month. It is a way to stay motivated building our portfolio month by month. In addition to tracking our monthly results, we also report […]

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How to Calculate the Dividend Growth Rate

There are several important financial ratios that dividend growth investors frequently use. One of those calculations that I use almost every single day is the yield on cost (YOC). Calculating my portfolio’s yield on cost let’s me track the return I am getting in the form of dividends for owning stock. Then there are those […]

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Where Did We Spend Our Money Last Month (December 2016)?

In order to increase the amount of money we save each month, my wife and I have decided to track our expenses. No … we are not tracking what we spend using any kind of budget. Instead, we are grouping our expenses into a few categories like housing, transportation, utilities, etc. Keeping track of every […]

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The Cost of Owning an Aging Car

A few weeks back, I wrote a post about the importance of having a good mechanic that you can trust. My background is not in cars. And with owning and driving the same vehicle for the past 16 years … I have needed a mechanic plenty of times. I was able to change my own […]

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