After two hectic months, I finally I’m coming back full strength! I had a very productive week on all sides. #1 I’ve crushed the psychological bar of 125% of my yearly objective at work (and this unlocks additional bonuses!)
#2 I wrote tons of content for my blog and paid website
#3 I took care of several maintenance and repairs to be done on my RV
#4 I get back to a healthy workout schedule (I had to take a week off and starting back is always hard)
I hope I will have several weeks like that during summer time! If you haven’t been on the blog this week, I’d suggest to start with my first RV trip adventure.
Then, I created a free spreadsheet listing data on my Top 20 Dividend Growth Stocks.
I also wrote a few more articles on my other sites:
On Dividend Monk:
On Seeking Alpha:
Dividend Growth Retirement Investing updates his list of Canadian Dividend All-Star. This is a great list for Canadian investors looking to buy relatively safe stocks (called blue chips 😉 ). It’s very well detailed spreadsheet. A rare very useful tool for Canadians!
Dividend Life makes purchase in the healthcare sector. He bought shares of National Healthcare (NHC) but lists two other good companies as well. The healthcare sector will continue to show solid result with an aging population. It’s always a good play over the long haul.
Dividend yield makes a list of 10 dividend growth retirement stocks. I’m not there yet, but the list includes some decent picks for any investors (such as JNJ, XOM, KMB and others). I’ll let you discover the list!
Dividend Developer bought shares of STAG industrial (STAG). The company pays a monthly dividend distribution. The yield is over 6% but the stock has lost 15% so far this year and is showing negative earnings at the moment. This wouldn’t fit in my portfolio, but it might fit yours.
Dividend Growth Investor makes a list of potential buys. I recently analyzed 3M (MMM) on Dividend Monk and I can say that I’m also very interested in buying shares of this company at the moment. I wish I had more cash in hand to do so!
Dividend Diplomats (Lanny) also makes his list of potential buys during the recent market fluctuation. I think I’ve convinced him to take off CIBC (CM.TO) a Canadian bank off his list and replace it by another one 😉
Dividend Ladder is answering to the following question: is Apple a dividend stock or not? He doesn’t think it’s a good play at the moment. You can guess I disagree with him. But this is what is so interesting about reading other blogs; confronting your own mindset!
Dividend Mantra went on a buy rampage in June buying 10 different company shares I think. He now updates his freedom fund. I don’t know how he manages to follow that many companies in his portfolio but he is definitely a source of inspiration in regards to how much he saves and make his freedom fund grow month after month!
And a Special Mention To…
Jacob at Early Retirement Extreme asking a simple but deep question: Why Work? I always asked myself this question as I don’t really see the point of spending most of my life with people that are not among my best friends or my family. But this is the reality of most of us. Here’s my favorite quote from the article:
Many, therefore, simply consider work a necessary evil, which they would avoid if they could.
I’m on the road again this weekend for another soccer tournament. We played well in our first two but didn’t have any luck reaching the semi-finals. I hope this time will be the right one!
Enjoy the weekend!