Buy and Sells for the Week 11/26

Hopefully everyone is enjoying their Thanksgiving Holiday. Thought I wasn’t going to buy anything this week but did a little black Friday shopping with the market drop. Here are my trades for the week : Snap-On Inc. (SNA) – Increased position – Still pleasantly surprised I can get additional shares at these prices for this strong dividend growth stock. … Continue reading

Buys and Sells for the Week 11/19

Week started off rough when Compass Minerals (CMP) cut their dividend by 80%. CMP only makes up 1% of my portfolio so the damage is limited but it is not all bad news. The dividend is not being cut for lack of cash flow but to allow the company to invest that cash back into … Continue reading

Buys and Sells for the Week 11/12

Getting my house ready for winter and raking leaves distracted me from the markets so not at lot of activity on the investment front. Here are my trades for the week : Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN) – increased position – Been awhile since I added to this position. Grabbed 21 shares @ $14.17 and a 4.8% yield. Unilever … Continue reading

Buys and Sells for Week 11/5

Markets keep pushing higher making my portfolio hit all time highs. Received a 3.5% raise from Telus (TU) and 2.4% raise from Pinnacle (PNW) this week. Also noticed Snap-on (SNA) raised their dividend 15% which is a small position buried in my M1 portfolio. Valuations are getting pretty high so choice of buys are getting … Continue reading

October Dividend Income

After 34 years of clocking in and out of work and religiously saving at least 10% annually in my 401K every year, my countdown to financial independence is in sight. Each month is a step closer and lets take a look at how this past month is getting me there. For the month of October … Continue reading

Should Relocation Be Part of Your FI Plan?

I had no buys or sells for the week as I am always low on funds in the last week of a month so I decided instead on posting my opinion on a topic that occasionally crosses my mind. Should relocating to an area with a lower cost of living be part of my financial … Continue reading

Buys and Sells for the Week 10/22

Another week of strong earnings being reported across the board keeping markets near their high. Here are my trades for the week: Unilever PLC (UL) – increased position – Bought early in the week before earnings were announced. Buying at this price point point might be history as earnings were decent pushing share prices up. Grabbed 3 shares @ … Continue reading

Buys an Sells for the Week 10/15

Big Banks reported strong earnings mid-week and the markets rallied. Phillips 66 (PSX) was my only dividend raise this week coming with a 2% raise, not big but I was not expecting a raise from them this year. Here are my trades for the week: Amgen Inc (AMGN) – new position – AMGN dropped pretty far on Tuesday and … Continue reading

Did I Achieve My Goal?

This October comes with an additional anticipation for me as this is the month I turn 53 and I had set a personal goal for my portfolio to generate dividend income equal to 57% of my expenses.  This past Thursday was the official day I turned 53 and of course, the big question is did … Continue reading

Buys and Sells for the Week 10/8

The week started off continuing its decline but reversed course on Thursday after a short term lifting of the debt limit was agreed to by Congress. No dividend increases were announced this week so my only method to increase my passive income was to buy stocks. Here are my trades for the week: Unilever (UL) – increased position – … Continue reading


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