Goal Setting – A Look at Forward 12-Month Dividends

Goal Setting - Forward 12-Month Dividends - Up and to the right

I am of the opinion it isn’t enough to just set goals, but to track progress towards those goals, holding yourself accountable. Since starting WYOR, I’ve set goals three times, and have, albeit late at some points, publicly tracked my progress towards those goals. While public accountability is … [Read more...]

Trades – No-Cost Dividend Growth Portfolio Purchases: KO and UL

Trades – No-Cost Dividend Growth Portfolio Purchases - KO and UL - Stacks of Lumber

As each month goes by, I am getting more and more excited about my dividend growth portfolio with Loyal3. There are plenty of solid options for a dividend growth investor and the ability to invest with as little as $10 per transaction with NO transaction costs is pretty awesome. Given such a low … [Read more...]

Trades – No-Cost Dividend Growth Portfolio Purchases: KO, MCD, and UL

Trades – No-Cost Dividend Growth Portfolio Purchases - KO, MCD, and UL - Stacking Cash

As I mentioned in my post last month, I am building a no-cost dividend growth portfolio throughout 2014 utilizing Loyal3. My portfolio build-up entails me putting $300 per month to work every month in whichever equity or equities that provides the best value, in my opinion, at the time of purchase. … [Read more...]

Building a No-Cost Dividend Growth Portfolio with Loyal3

No-Cost Portfolio with Loyal3 - Loyal3 Homepage

One of the common challenges dividend growth investors face is the ability to purchase positions in cost-effective batches. Of course, your cost per transaction will vary based on which brokerage you use to invest through. For me, my two accounts with which I invest in my dividend growth portfolio … [Read more...]

Trades – Doubled Down on American Realty Capital Partners (ARCP)


Over the past 12 months, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have been hammered repeatedly, fairly or unfairly, primarily due to interest rate concerns. For dividend growth investors, this has provided several opportunities to jump in and pick up quality positions at solid valuations. In the last … [Read more...]

Aggressively Pursuing a Dream, the Roundup #12

02-01-14 Roundup - Beach Freedom

It has been quite a while (last April) since I’ve done a roundup, so I thought it was time to put one together to highlight some of the awesome content that folks out in the blogosphere have been cranking out. As for my own stuff, I am getting awfully close to being back in real-time with my monthly … [Read more...]

Trades – INTC, OHI, TAL, CSCO, and ARCP

August Trades - Trading Screens

Close, but not quite there yet! I am getting closer to catching but from my summer blogging break, so let’s keep on moving along. August was a big month of trading for me as I diversified some of my positions to better set my dividend growth portfolio up for some better performance going forward. … [Read more...]

Trades – Sold BP PLC (BP) and Purchased Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI)

kinder morgan logo - KMI purchase

As I’ve mentioned previously, while in the accumulation stage of my dividend growth portfolio, I’d prefer to reinvest my dividends. Once I’ve reached a point of $2-3,000 dividends a year, I will look to stop this and use the dividends to expand into additional positions. Because of my current plan … [Read more...]

Trades – ONEOK Partners LP (OKS) Additional Buy

OKE Partners - Logo

Good value continues to be hard to find in the markets, and as a result I have been staying away from most “traditionally” held dividend growth stocks. As such, I took an opportunity to pick up some additional shares in ONEOK Partners LP (OKS) whom I see to have great value and strong dividend … [Read more...]

Aggressively Pursuing A Dream, the Roundup #11

04-27-13 Roundup - Flowers

Can you believe it’s almost May? Wow, where has the time gone!! With spring is in full force and so is the nicer weather it is getting harder to stay indoors during the evenings. This past week was a pretty eventful week here on the blog. While light on posts, I was able to complete the upgrade to … [Read more...]