The first half of December 2018 has been the most volatile of market times in 2018. The S&P 500 went negative for the first time this year dropping almost 200 points in one week and down 10% from its all time highs. For longer term investors, this means nothing to them. They have the time period to weather out any terrible storms. Possibly even sit through another financial … [Read more...] about Safer Stocks During The Financial Crisis
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 dividends being paid to the investor and the dividend … [Read more...] about Dividend Investing Has Beaten The Market The Last 16 Years
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 country. Most immigrants in my culture are unaware … [Read more...] about Matching Dividend Payments with Expenses
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" or "what's the point of investing in a company if you don't … [Read more...] about Why You Should Not Buy Dividend Stocks
Today (11/16/2016), minimum wage in the United States is $7.25 per hour. Many states also have their own minimum wage laws and luckily for us, the higher of the two apply. Especially here in DC where the minimum wage is $10.50 per hour and the cost of living is ridiculously higher. Let's take a look at dividends again and see how much we'd need to save up in order to … [Read more...] about How much do you need in dividends to cover minimum wage?
My dad and I had a conversation about what we'd do with $500,000. From his perspective, he's into the real estate investing venture and told me that he'd probably buy properties and rent out the rooms for passive cash flow. A cheap, yet decent home within the DC area is around $500,000. However, from an investing perspective, I started thinking about what sort of dividend … [Read more...] about Dividend Investing Strategy for Financial Freedom