Aggressively Pursuing A Dream, the Roundup #9

04-13-13 Roundup - Maryland Loch Raven

Wow, the past week has been pretty eventful! As the weather has warming up, it has been nice over the last couple of weeks to get outside. I am a member a few slow pitch softball teams and this past week the spring seasons have started. In addition to all the outdoor activities, this week was just … [Read more...]

Aggressively Pursuing a Dream, the Roundup #6

03-23-13 Round up #6 - John Muir Trail

This week I had my first experience with someone spamming my site. Not sure what prompts people to attempt to overload a site as new and relatively limited as mine. The only lingering negative to the experience is that I can’t look at my website’s stats quite the same. When you are just starting to … [Read more...]

Trades – Aflac, Inc. (AFL) Purchase

Aflac - Logo

After watching and reviewing Aflac, Inc. (AFL) for the past month and a half, today I purchased 30 shares for $1,501.65, including transaction fees, giving me a cost basis of $50.06 per share. This purchase gives me an additional $42.00 in annual dividends, increasing my projected forward 12-month … [Read more...]

Trades – Lorillard, Inc. (LO) Purchase

Lorillard

With some strong downward pressure over the last few months due to the threat of menthol cigarettes being banned, Lorillard, Inc.’s (LO) stock price has not seen the same run-up in price that most of the market has experienced in 2013. As a result of this lack of run-up in price, I decided to … [Read more...]

Trades – ONEOK Partners LP (OKS) Purchase

OKE Partners - Logo

Diversification be damned! Well, not really! However, with the markets on an absolute tear in 2013, especially in January, many of the stable, dividend growth stocks I would be looking to purchase have been priced above my preferred entry points. As such, I am forgoing some traditional investing … [Read more...]

Trades – Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) Purchase

Even with the markets having a record-breaking day, I pulled the trigger on a purchase of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI). I purchased 55 shares for $2,060.85, including transaction fees, giving me a cost basis of $37.47 per share. This purchase gives me an additional $81.40 in annual dividends, … [Read more...]

To DRIP, or not to DRIP, that is the question…

To DRIP or not to DRIP - DRIP Investing

Ah, the joys of dividend investing. Every month/quarter/year you receive a return on your investment in the form of a dividend payment. For some people, this is a pretty substantial amount of money, and for others, like myself, this has yet to reach a significant level of income. From reading and … [Read more...]