Why Do Stocks Drop On Ex-Dividend Date

In case you weren’t aware, or didn’t even know, a stock’s price will drop by the amount of its dividend payment on the ex-dividend date. Ex-Dividend literally translates to “without dividend”. If you plan on investing in dividend stocks, it’s important to know these dates to receive your dividend payments. But why does this happen? … Read more

Monthly Dividend Income Portfolio – Receive $1,000 Per Month for $155,655 Capital Invested

  Last month I posted about a monthly dividend income portfolio using 25 of the top strongest stocks from VDIGX. These stocks included strong mature companies that pay a quarterly dividend. In that post I used Excel Solver to find the optimal allocation of shares in order to achieve a monthly dividend income of $2,000 … Read more

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 more