Introducing the 2014 Dividend Calendar

2014 Dividend Calendar - Spready the Spreadsheet

I am a passionate person. There are two things I am particularly passionate about. Investing and Spreadsheets. A third being my wife. This is the culmination of when those first two passions combine. (Ed. Note: My wife reminded me that I forgot a passion on the first draft!) The beautiful thing … [Read more...]

Passive Income and Pageviews – September 2014 Update

Passive Income and Pageviews - September 2014 - Mountain

Another month in the bag and some cash in the pockets! These really are my favorite posts to write, if only because I get to spend some time reviewing how much extra cash I’ve collected by investing wisely and sitting on the sidelines watching it grow! If cash is king, than passive income is the … [Read more...]

Trades – September No-Cost Dividend Growth Portfolio Purchases

Trades - September No-Cost Dividend Growth Portfolio Purchases - MAT and MCD - Hot Wheels Car

Let the snowball grow! Just a month and a half after deciding to up my monthly capital infusion into my Loyal3 portfolio to $500 per month for the remainder of the year, I was thisclose to putting in $700 this month and carrying that forward. Investing regularly is addicting, especially when it is … [Read more...]

Trades – Deere & Company (DE) Purchase

Trades - Deere and Company Purchase - Deere and Company Logo

As part of my process towards increasing and sharing my passive income, I post my trading activity for my dividend growth portfolios. As such, early this month on September 11th, I purchased 18 shares of Deere & Company (DE) at $81.90 per share, giving me a cost basis of $82.18 per share net of … [Read more...]

Passive Income and Pageviews – August 2014 Update

Passive Income and Pageviews - August 2014 - Ocean Waves

Who doesn't love passive income? I mean, really? “Hey buddy, do you want a perpetual money making machine working for you while you sleep?” “Nah, seems foolish,” said nobody ever. As I develop my own streams of passive income, I am continually looking for new and different ways to diversify this … [Read more...]

Trades – August No-Cost Dividend Growth Portfolio Purchases

August Loyal3 Purchases - Rising Stream

After my summer break, I am back to reporting my trade activities in a more timely fashion. With my passive income updates now finished up through July, I thought I’d share my August purchases prior to sharing the passive income update. In a change from my previous investment strategy with Loyal3 of … [Read more...]

Rapid Fire Passive Income Monthly Updates: May, June, and July 2014

Rapid Fire Passive Income Updates - Fire

After some thought, I decided I would accelerate my catching up on missed passive income posts and bring the blog, dividend growth portfolio, Lending Club and Prosper accounts up to actual (through July). I’ll provide a high level summary for each of the months below, and will transition back to a … [Read more...]

Snowball City – Loyal3 Dividends

Snowball City- Loyal3 Dividends - Snowball Fight

For those who don’t know, Loyal3 is a newer brokerage service offering investors the chance to purchase stocks commission free with as little as $10 per share, using cash, linked checking/savings accounts, or credit cards. For savvy investors, this has presented an opportunity to juice returns by … [Read more...]

Passive Income and Pageviews – April 2014 Update

Passive Income and Pageviews - April 2014 - April Showers

While the last four months have been quite the whirlwind, I haven’t stopped investing, nor continuing my pursuit of growing my passive income. Catching up on my missed monthly updates! As a spreadsheet lover, I keep multiple spreadsheets tracking various metrics and other performance aspects of … [Read more...]

When life hands you a beautiful girl… marry her!

Back and Married - Flowers

Over the last few months, while I've been conspicuously absent in the blogosphere, my investing and pursuit of happiness has certainly not changed course. During my online absence, I married a stunningly beautiful girl who (surprisingly) can tolerate, and even appreciate, my quirks and poor humor. … [Read more...]