Monday, August 1, 2016

July 2016 Dividend Update


We are already through July and into the first week of August 2016 and it is another chance to update the monthly accumulation of dividends. I am also happy to see that I crossed over 100K pageviews since starting this little dividend blog.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Recent Buys

Valero Energy Corp. will no longer have an executive committee.

On July 13, 2016 I initiated a position of 3 shares in Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) for $48.70/share

On July 26, 2016 I purchased 1.5232 shares of The Walt Disney Company (DIS) for $97.80

Photo Sources:http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/news/2015/02/27/valero-energy-partners-buys-two-subsidiaries-in.html
http://www.adgully.com/image/2010-08-The-Walt-Disney-Company.jpg

Saturday, July 2, 2016

June 2016 Dividend Update


June was a busy and exciting month for me with the graduation. The warmer weather lately is so much better than the cold winters here that seem to last longer every year. June is one of those bigger months in dividends for many people. We are halfway through 2016 already? Time is moving along quickly and that is reason enough to put every effort into our investments to reach our goals. Before too many years pass by and we don't get to enjoy our hard work and use the money on traveling and good experiences. There are some great bloggers who realize that our time is limited and we should look out for our own future and making the most out of it.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Recent Buy



Scheduled for June 24, 2016 I purchased 1.5061 shares of The Walt Disney Company (DIS) at $98.91. The ESPN noise continues to dominate Disney and keep the price down under $100. Add in the other issues of the tragic alligator problem and the portion of the Brexit drop we had today it has stayed in the red. It is my hope that it stays down for a bit longer so I can buy more!

Photo Source:http://businessbearing.com/company-update-the-walt-disney-company-nysedis-disneys-captain-america-comes-to-rescue-company-from-espns-shrinking-subs/

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

May 2016 Dividend Update

Hello everyone! We have made it to June and within 2 weeks of me finishing school. One last group project to complete and present (Don't we love group work?) I am here on campus working on my portion of it later towards the due date than I would have liked. This seems to happen a lot when busy people are thrown into a group and have to make it work. While I have been busy working a full time job and taking courses my strategy also has not changed at all. I have not lost any belief in an income strategy being a very attractive and realistic way to fund a retirement lifestyle. It does not matter how old you are when it comes to dividends. There is not a dividend officer at work that checks on your account to make sure you don't make too much money for their liking. If there is enough regular passive income after all your expenses and you don't feel like working anymore then you can choose to say goodbye to the early morning alarm clock. You can keep working if it is not an issue for you and you enjoy it, but if it is stressful, long, and grueling hours that steal away from your health, family, and happiness you can choose to say goodbye whenever you want. I would have more to say, but am saving it for a more focused article sometime in the near future.

So, instead let's see how the dividend world treated me in May!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Two recent buys


On 05/24/2016 I purchased 1.5193 shares of The Walt Disney Company (DIS) for $98.05/share.



Flowers Foods markets baked foods under such brands as Nature's Own and Whitewheat.


On June 2, 2016 I purchased 20 shares of Flowers Foods Company (FLO) for $18.67/share.

Photo Sources:http://www.flowersfoods.com/
                        http://www.trendzulu.com/2015/07/01/the-walt-disney-company-dis-has-decided-to-merge-two-of-its-units-to-effectively-cater-to-the-tech-savvy-consumer-preferences-these-days/