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9 finance and investing blogs started in 2017

Few people are willing to sacrifice so that they can be wealthy. If building wealth was easy or quick, everyone would do it, but instead, most of us walk the journey alone. Our family and friends don’t really understand us. They don’t get why our eyes light up when talking about business, personal finance, or […]

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Dividend-income Investing Real estate

How are dividends taxed if you own a REIT?

A while ago I wrote about the tax benefits of dividend income versus ordinary income you would earn as an employee. At the end of my piece, I briefly mentioned that if you own a REIT you’ll be taxed at ordinary income tax rates for most dividends you receive. Today I hope to explain why […]

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Dividend-income Investing

Dividends and 5 tricks management uses to dupe investors

One of the sad realities of being a dividend growth investor is that management likes to lie. Far too often, a firm’s management has incentives that aren’t aligned with investors like you and me. I’m a big believer that over time we’ll be able to see which companies are putting their own interests first. The […]

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Dividend-income Investing

June 2017 dividend income

June Dividend Totals June is officially over, and it’s time to report on how things have been going for us in our investing journey. When it comes to dividend investing, June is one of the most exciting months for us because I open new positions or add to existing ones. This month I added to […]

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Investing Real estate

Why should you invest in real estate?

How I Learned About Real Estate Growing up, real estate was a mystery to me. My parents never owned their own home, and when we weren’t living with my grandparents we were renting. My mom talked about buying a house at one point and started looking at houses, but we never had the money to […]