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...]

Passive Income – April 2013 Update

05-18-13 Passive Income - April 2013 Update - St Johns

Is it really past the halfway mark of May? This month has been absolutely filled to the max and has led to the most irregular posting of my short blogging history. More on some of why this has been so busy in future updates! For now, let’s check out how my overall passive income shaped up in April! … [Read more...]

Lending Club – April 2013 Update

Lending Club Roth IRA - Main Screen - April 2013

Each month I plan on updating my Lending Club investments in both my taxable and Roth IRA accounts. Even as loans are getting more and more difficult to find, not only was I was able to fully invest my original $10,000 investment in my Roth IRA, I was also able to invest an additional $500 … [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...]

Passive Income – March 2013 Update

04-05-13 Passive Income Update - Evergreen Growth

With March come and gone, it is time for my monthly passive income update. One of my primary reasons for starting this blog was to have a quasi-permanent record of my pursuit of creating passive income with my investments. March was a really good month on a whole, and I expect this passive income … [Read more...]

Lending Club – March 2013 Update

04-03-13 Lending Club IRA - Main Screen

Each month I plan on updating my Lending Club investments in both my taxable and Roth IRA accounts. Over the course of March, I was able to get another couple thousand invested in my Roth IRA account. As I get closer to reaching full investment in this account, things will transition to maintaining … [Read more...]

Trades – Aflac, Inc. (AFL) Purchase

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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


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...]

Passive Income – February 2013 Update

February is in the bag so it’s time for my monthly passive income update. Things have picked up a little bit since my first month of tracking in January. Overall February was a pretty low month for passive income, but I anticipate this moving up as the year goes on. … [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...]