Archive for February, 2017
Two months are already completed for this year. Wow, how time files. February is usually a slow month for the dividend community, myself included. There were only a few exciting things going on. One, KO raised its dividend so I should see those results come April. Two, while I did not make any new buys this month, I did manage to save up and pay off my next semester of school. It doesn’t help out my portfolio, but it does keep me honest to my goals of managing debt and not taking any more on.
All dividends have been accounted for in February and it’s time to review the results. Details are below:
I have had a few people come to me recently who are interested in investing. After doing some of their own research, they became dazed with dividends (See what I did there?). One of the hardest parts of investing it just taking the plunge and getting started. We all have to start somewhere. So I figured I would give people a little help and a good starting point by putting it all into one place. Introducing a new section of this blog: Spreadsheets!
With tax season already upon us, there are many emotions flying around. Stressed, trying to get all of your paperwork together to file in time. Anxious, to see how much you will get back or if you have to pay more. And excited, to receive your refund check and have a little extra money in your account.
Taxes seem to be the conversation topic most discussed among my peers lately. I have talked to friends, coworkers, business owners, accountants, and tax professionals, which all have very different opinions on the subject. While all had valid points, a few individuals brought up ideas that have completely changed the way I look at taxes. Below I have compiled a list to share.