Dividend Stock Portfolio Midyear Checkup

Dividend Stock Portfolio Midyear Checkup income retirement

Sadly, I have been neglecting our dividend portfolio this year. We have been so busy with our rentals that I haven’t paid attention to our other “passive income” streams. Fortunately, the sales of our rentals are now completed so I can give our dividend portfolio a thorough midyear checkup. I have got to say the dividend portfolio is my favorite passive income stream at the moment. It doesn’t require a lot of maintenance and I know the dividends will keep rolling in. These companies are pretty solid and even if the price drops a bit, I’m pretty sure they will […]

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What Makes for a Good Dividend Portfolio?


This is a guest post by Mike, aka The Dividend Guy. He authors The Dividend Guy Blog since 2010 and manages portfolios at Dividend Stocks Rock. He is a passionate investor. I’ve been following Joe’s blog since 2011 because I was amazed by his goal to retire so young and his method used to achieve it. The funny thing is that he has been commenting on my blog since 2011 as well and he probably likes the way I approach investing. We definitely share that in common: the quest to generate passive income. There are tons of ways to generate […]

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Don’t Stop Adding To Your Investments

Don't Stop Adding To Your Investments

Last time, I shared how our 4 plex did in 2013. It’s not generating positive cash flow, but it’s getting close. Unfortunately it’s not the right property for us and we decided to sell and take a little profit. We’ll probably profit about $50,000 and many comments said that it’s probably better to keep the rental. Fifty thousand dollars is nothing to sneeze at, but in the grand scheme of thing, it’s not that much money. That’s only about a year in expenses. The important thing is to reinvest that money and grow it over the next 20 years. That’s […]

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Dividend Growth Portfolio for Passive Income

Building a Dividend Growth Portfolio for Passive Income

One of my financial goals for 2014 is to generate $12,000 (pretax) from passive income. This isn’t going to be easy because last year we made about $10,000 last year from dividend, rentals, peer to peer lending, and interest. The heavy lifting will be done by our dividend portfolio and should account for about 75% of our passive income. Our rentals are doing better, but we need to repaint the rental home this year so that will be a big bill. The P2P lending is doing quite well, but I don’t have a huge amount invested so the income will probably be […]

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