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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 […]

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Investing

A first look at Prosper

Would you like to earn a great return on your money with minimal effort on your part? I mean, come on, who doesn’t want to get paid for doing nothing? My wife and I already have a dividend growth portfolio that we’re building, but if you’re like me, you probably intend to get into in […]

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Investing

Bi-annual buy-a-thon

It’s that time of the year again, folks. If you’ve been following my blog for a bit you’re probably aware that I only initiate new positions or add to existing ones twice a year. I do this for two reasons. First, my wife and I are both in school right now, so we don’t really […]