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June 2018 Dividend Income

June has been the <b>biggest month ever</b> in dividend income payouts received folks as I beat out last March’s total by a Hamilton. I enjoy publishing …

Investing

Why Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary Loves Dividends And Won't Own Stocks That Don't Pay

“Boys, you never spend the principal, only the interest.”<p>That was the message from Kevin O’Leary’s mother as she clipped the coupons on corporate bonds or dragged her sons along to the bank to collect regular dividend checks from the stocks she invested in, and it’s sage advice that remains top of …

Stock Markets

Canada's legalization to offer pot by mail, better banking

Mail-order weed? You betcha!<p>With nationwide marijuana legalization in Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up differently there than the way it was established in nine U.S. states that have similarly broad legalization. Age limits, government involvement in distribution and sales, and …

Cannabis

High adviser fees lower retirement savings and how the SEC aims to stop them

Americans are losing millions of dollars because investment advisers put them into pricier categories of retirement funds that often pay the consultants for their recommendations.<p>Now, a Wall Street regulator hopes to stop the losses.<p>The problem involves mutual funds, a mainstay of retirement plans …

Retirement

Philip Morris Insiders Make Biggest Stock Buys in Years

By<p>Updated May 17, 2018 11:25 a.m. ET<p>Directors of Philip Morris International (PM) have made the biggest open-market purchases—both in dollar value …

April 2018 Dividend Income

With month of April passing us by it is time again to crunch the numbers and tally up all of the dividends I have received for the month. I enjoy …

Shell's profit jumps 42% on rallying oil prices

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday reported a 42% rise in profits in the first quarter of 2018, the highest in over three years, boosted by higher oil prices and beating analysts' expectations.<p>Net income attributable to shareholders in the quarter, based on a current cost of supplies …

March 2018 Dividend Income

Another month is behind us, spring is in the air and it is time to review the newest <b>record high</b> in monthly dividend income. I enjoy publishing these …

Investing

Acquisition VNQ

The newest member of the portfolio “The Dividend Machine” workforce becomes <b>Vanguard REIT Index Fund (VNQ)</b>. Catalyst here are interest rate hikes as …

Investing

This Elderly Couple Retired 27 Years Ago—When They Were Both 38. Here’s How They Did It

They have been traveling ever since.<p>Who doesn’t like the idea of retiring early? Financial independence means the freedom to do what you want, when …

February 2018 Dividend Income

The month of February is in the books and it is that time to report monthly dividend income received. I enjoy publishing these monthly dividend …

January 2018 Dividend Income

Start of a brand new year and it has been a good one! When compared historically, this is <b>biggest</b> dividend income received for the month of January …

Acquisition ERIE

With this recent acquisition I went with <b>Erie Indemnity Co. (ERIE)</b> as it has been on my watch list for some time now and one of my alerts notified …

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BlackRock hits record $6 trillion assets, helped by Trump tax law

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc (BLK.N) charged past a record $6 trillion in assets, its profit beating Wall Street forecasts, as investors flooded into the relatively low-cost funds of the world’s largest asset manager.<p>FILE PHOTO: The BlackRock logo is seen outside of its offices in New York …

Investing

The Grandmother With Faith in Indian Stocks

By<p>Ashutosh Joshi<p>At a time when individuals in India are disenchanted with the stock market, Mumbai resident Ashalata Maheshwari, 77 years old, is a rare champion for stocks.<p>Ms. Maheshwari has been investing in Indian companies for five decades, and though many have gone bust over the years, shares …

December 2017 Dividend Income

Happy New Years everyone! It has been a really amazing and <b>prosperous</b> year with the birth of my daughter and acquiring worlds best businesses around …

Investing

Books

Here is a list of some of my favorite books I have read and that I highly recommend for building your financial independence knowledge.

Books

How one of the richest dynasties in American history lost its fortune

Cornelius Vanderbilt might have been the greatest capitalist in history.<p>When he was just 16, in 1810, Cornelius borrowed US$100 from his mother. Using that money, he went on to build a fortune of around US$100 million. That would be worth over US$200 billion today. And it was roughly equivalent to …

Laissez-Faire

Acquisition T

With the recent drama going around with <b>AT&T, Inc. (T)</b> regarding the ongoing acquisition of Time Warner, a perfect <b>catalyst</b> was created for this very …

Investing

November 2017 Dividend Income

The month of November 2017 brings in another stream of dividends from some of the greatest companies in the world. I enjoy publishing these monthly …

Investing

Shell signals an end to the oil downturn with return of all-cash payouts

Royal Dutch Shell has signalled the end of the three-year oil market downturn by restarting its all-cash shareholder payouts as its cash flow begins to boom.<p>The oil major began paying out dividends in the form of shares in 2015, in the wake of the oil price crash and its $50bn takeover of BG …

October Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

We are back at it again it again folks. Another month is in the books and you know what that means, right? Time for our favorite article of the …

Investing

Sale TROW

Another one bites the dust! Once more I aim to rebalance the portfolio and get rid of the non-performers in order to seek Dividend Growth Investing …

Investing

Wall Street finally made an ETF to bet on the retail apocalypse — but it's too late

Finally time to make some easy money by betting on the collapse of brick-and-mortar retail, years after it began? Here's a grisly thought: As of today, there's an ETF for that.<p>In its launch announcement today, ProShares explained:<p>The brick-and-mortar retail pain splits two ways: Retailers that have …

Mattel snubs Hasbro's latest attempt to create a giant toy company

(Reuters) - Mattel Inc has rebuffed Hasbro Inc's latest takeover approach, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, casting uncertainty over the potential combination of the world's two largest toy companies.<p>Mattel's rebuttal indicates that Margaret Georgiadis, who took over as the …

October 2017 Dividend Income

The month of October 2017 is done for and has been accounted for another <b>endless</b> round of dividend income. I enjoy publishing these monthly dividend …

Acquisition MO

Recently, I purchased some shares of <b>Altria Group, Inc. (MO)</b> for the very first time into my portfolio and lucky me, the price kept going and going …

After earning an estimated $80 million, NFL great Terrell Owens lost it all — here are his 5 best pieces of advice about money today

Legendary NFL receiver Terrell Owens knows a thing or two about money: the opportunities it can bring and the mistakes you can make with it. Since retiring from the NFL, the former wideout has been candid about his past financial turmoil.<p>Owens recently sat down with NerdWallet to talk about how …