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We are Lanny & Bert, the Dividend Diplomats. Two guys in their mid-20's in a race to gain more time now before we hit 59.5 years of age for the “normal” retirement age. You can see our goals at the linked page. The Dividend Diplomat journey began in a 1997 Toyota Celica that ... more

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What Are Stock Buybacks?
In today’s installment of our Financial Education series, we will examine stock buybacks, some pros and cons, and discuss how this impacts dividend investors.
Expected Dividend Increases In March 2019
There are not a lot of companies that are expected to announce dividend increases in March.
Recent Purchase – AbbVie
When you think ABBV, you think Humira, and that was one of the headlining items this earnings season.
Expected Dividend Increases In February 2019
Let’s see which companies are expected to announce dividend increases in February.
Stock Purchases January 1st Through January 15th
2019 has been interesting to say the least. but our dividend stock purchases is a bright spot. Here's a review of what we purchased over the first two weeks of January.
The Impact Of Dividend Increases Through December Of 2018
Given another quarter-end had recently passed, I wanted to reflect on what occurred over the last full-year. Specifically dividend increases and their impact.
December 2018 Dividend Income Summary
Here is the breakdown of my record breaking dividend income for the month of December!
Dividend Stock Analysis: The Coca-Cola Company
This iconic branded company has been around for 130+ years and is also coined as one of the “Dividend Aristocrats”, having increased their dividend for 25+ years.
November 2018 Stock Purchases
After a crazy October that saw wild swings in the market and a lot of small purchases, November was calmer as many companies rebounded from that rough October.
What Is The S&P 500?
In this article, we will take a deeper dive into the S&P 500, explain what the stock market index is, provide a background, and review how the S&P 500 determines which stocks are included in the index.
July Dividend Income Summary
This year has been crazy and the market has provided us with some great opportunities and dividend increases.
August 2018 Dividend Stock Watch List
We are getting to the mid-point of summer and it’s time to warm up my dividend stock watch list. Here are my latest stock picks to add dividend income to my portfolio.
Recent Buy – Leggett & Platt, Inc. (LEG)
2018 has been a fun investing year as the market has presented many great buying opportunities.
Expected Dividend Increases In May 2018
Let’s see which companies are expected to announce dividend increases in May!
Recent Buy – Procter & Gamble (PG)
PG has been one of those legendary, legacy-living, dividend aristocrats. They have increased dividends for 61 years! Their 3 year dividend growth rates, prior to this year’s, was a 3%, 1% and 3%.
Tax Reform And Tax-Advantaged Savings Accounts
The Tax Reform Act has been etched in stone and the dust has, for the most part, settled. There are still advantages to tax-advantaged accounts in 2018, even if we are at slightly lower rates, with a few other minor things to think about.
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