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My entire career has been spent in industry within the finance and accounting realm. My career started in 1985 and has included exposure to implementing SFASs
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  • Companies With The Power Of 5/15 Dividend Growth

    If you have examined one of my stock analyses, you may have noticed the metric "Rolling 4-yr Div. > 15%". This calculation determines if a company's dividends grew on average in excess of 15% for each consecutive 4-year period, within the last 10 years of history.

    So why is 15% relevant? Dividends will double every 5 years if they grow by 15% per year (5/15). Taking this undeniable math principle into consideration, it often makes sense to purchase a stock with a lower yield but with a higher growth rate. Here are few companies that have the power of 5/15...

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    Jan 20 7:46 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Dividend Stocks Building Superior Long-Term Returns With Increased Cash Dividends

    Investing in Dividend Stocks is a long-term strategy. Frequent buying and selling of dividend stocks can significantly increase your expenses and taxes, thus lowering your returns. A growing dividend is a strong indication of a company's increasing intrinsic value. Great companies that increase dividends tend to have rising share prices over time. Holding only first-rate businesses protects your dividend stream and helps provide for steady price appreciation.

    Below are several companies building future returns with higher cash dividends:

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    Jan 19 7:32 AM | Link | Comment!
  • December 2014 Pocket Change Portfolio Performance

    The Pocket Change Portfolio (NYSE:PCP) was first introduced on September 13, 2008 as a real money dividend income portfolio funded by the "pocket change" earned from my various online endeavors. Each month I report on the portfolio's progress and dividends earned.

    Total PCP dividends received during the month were $2,537.45. This is a increase of $1,438.29 from the $1,099.16 received in December 2013. Below are the PCP dividends received over the last 13 months...

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    Jan 16 7:30 AM | Link | Comment!
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