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  • AT&T Tacks On Additional Fee To Support Growth In A Saturated Market [View article]
    No biggie. People will just pay it. They always do.
    May 30, 2013. 09:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'm Not Selling My Dividend Stocks [View article]
    Dave:
    For me, it is indeed all about the income stream, though I have to slap myself once in a while when I start thinking about trading and/or taking profits. I guess the most frustrating part is that my DW and I have a decent chunk of change sitting idle in a cash account and I can't find anything that I'm excited about buying.

    I guess one must have patience before buying and patience before selling. I hate that.

    I might go ahead and develop a spreadsheet similar to that described in your post. I've only got a few years under my belt when it comes to DGI, so it shouldn't take a huge amount of time. Maybe that will help keep me patient :-).
    May 29, 2013. 09:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart (WMT +0.1%) will roll out Fatburger patties at stores over the next month as the retailer scores the first licensing agreement with the popular West Coast-based chain. What to watch: Though Wal-Mart's grocery sales have been strong, margins have been tight. A few more deals like Fatburger could provide some relief. [View news story]
    It's a western U.S. burger chain. Larger than normal fast-food burgers. I've never eaten there, but I guess they are pretty decent burgers. I can't imagine buying their patties in a grocery store though. I'll just buy good ground beef and make my own patties, seasoned my own way.
    May 28, 2013. 04:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Southern Company: 4.49% Yield With Growth Potential [View article]
    I've got a maybe buy mark set at $43. I would prefer $41, though I don't know that I'll see that price. I would like it to get a little closer to a 5% yield, mostly because of low annual div increases in the 3 to 4% range. A significant market correction could push it to that level though. For now, I'm holding off.
    May 27, 2013. 07:40 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil: 4 Reasons To DRIP This Company [View article]
    Personally, I couldn't choose between CVX and XOM. So, I'm gradually building a position in both. I think they are both slightly overpriced at the moment, but not as much as DG stocks in other sectors. Hoping for a market correction soon so I can snag some more.
    May 22, 2013. 09:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why AT&T Is An Income And No Growth Story [View article]
    Your article seems to offer some reasonable conclusions. We're getting a 6.3% yield on the shares of T we purchased a couple years ago. I'm happy with that. I don't feel the need to buy any more, at least not in the next year or two.

    I've been trying to determine who the big winner is going to be in the sector. So far, I haven't reached any conclusions.
    May 20, 2013. 01:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Am A DG Investor [View instapost]
    garygr:
    My sympathies. As RAS said, I would keep completely away from the types of stocks you have purchased in the past. If you have no money in stocks right now, I would seriously consider getting involved in DRIP investing. You can build up solid holdings over time, using blue chips to form your core portfolio.

    A ton of resources are out there for the taking when it comes to DRIP investing. You could start with http://dripinvesting.org and go from there. Just my 2 cents.
    May 19, 2013. 03:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Am A DG Investor [View instapost]
    Dead on, Dave. I began using DG investing in our Roth accounts just a couple years ago. Obviously, I'll never be where you are in that I'm within a few years of retirement. I do expect though that we'll better off using a DG philosophy that we ever were with mutual funds.

    My 401K began 25 years ago, and has not been a raging success by any means. Mutual funds are the only option there. Upon retirement, I'll be rolling it into an IRA so as to expand our DG holdings. The ultimate goal will be to never touch our principal. Hard to say if that's going to work out, but we're optimistic.
    May 18, 2013. 09:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What If Long-Term Dividend Investors Buy Before A Crash? [View article]
    I'm almost 60 and like you, I don't want to buy unless I will receive more of an immediate payoff. By that I mean a stock that will provide a nice income within the next 5 - 10 years. I don't think in terms of decades any more. I should of done that in my twenties and thirties, but did I?? Nooooo, of course not. Wishing I had been thinking more like Tim.
    May 17, 2013. 09:19 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Industrial Strength Stocks With Dividend Growth [View article]
    Pretty good list of companies. I've had WM in our portfolios for some time, at about 5% of total. Wishing I had purchased some of the others when they were much cheaper. At this point, I guess I'll just need to wait.
    May 15, 2013. 09:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Strategies For Dealing With A Possible Market Meltdown [View article]
    "Let's say you purchased Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) back in 2011 at a price in the low $60 range...... Let's say that you purchased 100 shares for $6000."

    I want to know how you hacked my account. I made a purchase of JNJ in 2011. 100 shares. Total cost = $6,037. You're kind of creeping me out here.

    Love the article.
    May 8, 2013. 10:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Making Money Playing The Fed At Its' Own Game [View article]
    I enjoyed the article, RS. In fact, I'm feeling it :-)

    I've been thinking for some time that I need to add some kind of financial to our div portfolios in that we have none, unless you count GE. I'll be looking more closely at WFC come Monday morning.
    May 4, 2013. 11:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Want To Retire Before 60? Here Is What You Need To Know [View article]
    Personally, I'm a huge fan of Roth accounts and feel that they are ideal for holding dividend growth stocks. So, assuming you have taken care of other financial planning type issues (like establishing an emergency fund, etc), I would give a yes on a Roth account. Starting at 21 years of age would put you in a wonderful place when you reach retirement.
    May 2, 2013. 08:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Look Beyond Tomorrow And Buy Exxon Mobil [View article]
    Sorry to hear of your separation, but it seems you are trying to do the right thing. Those are some nice stocks.
    May 1, 2013. 10:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Look Beyond Tomorrow And Buy Exxon Mobil [View article]
    I started dabbling in XOM a few months ago, holding a pretty small number of shares at 2.8% yield. If it hits 3%, I'll definitely be buying more. That would be a good thing in that I plan to hold XOM for the long haul.
    May 1, 2013. 10:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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