Create Your Own Monthly Dividend Portfolio

One of the premises of early retirement using a dividend portfolio, is that the dividend payments should be able to cover your expenses. Many people are used to receiving a consistent salary every month, so we can replicate that using dividends. Without a consistent dividend stream, it is difficult to budget our expenses after retirement.┬áToday … Read moreCreate Your Own Monthly Dividend Portfolio

Dividend Investing Has Beaten The Market The Last 16 Years

So why do you want to build a portfolio of dividend stocks? Let me tell you why. Dividend Stocks Have Better Performance Than The Market VDIGX, the Vanguard Dividend Growth Fund, has outperformed both VTI (the Vanguard Total Stock Market Fund) and the S&P 500 over the last 16 years. With the combined effect of … Read moreDividend Investing Has Beaten The Market The Last 16 Years

Matching Dividend Payments with Expenses

I have a friend whose dad, let’s call him Xenophilius (yes I’m friends with Luna Lovegood *eye roll*), is retiring next year. And in talking to my friend, the topic of retirement strategies came up. And the idea of matching dividend payments to cover monthly expenses popped into my head. Xenophilius immigrated here from another … Read moreMatching Dividend Payments with Expenses

Why You Should Not Buy Dividend Stocks

As the trend in dividend growth investing rises, I would like to point out reason why you should not buy dividend stocks. I’ve seen a lot of investors argue that it’s only wise to invest in companies that pay out a dividend, supported with questions like “Warren Buffet only invested in companies that paid dividends” … Read moreWhy You Should Not Buy Dividend Stocks