December 2017 Dividend Growth Watchlist

Company Name Symbol Industry No. Years Dividend Yield Sector EPS% Payout +/-% vs. Graham Lazard Limited LAZ Financial Services 10 3.33 Financials 45.81 67.0 Williams-Sonoma Inc. WSM Retail-Home Products 12 3.05 Consumer Discretionary 44.19 54.8 Altria Group Inc. MO Tobacco 48 3.89 Consumer Staples 33.00 100.6 Cracker Barrel Old Country CBRL Restaurants

Black Friday Deals for 2017

While searching for great Black Friday deals I came across a few that are hands down the best deals around for this year.  In fact they are so good they apply to all future years in your life.
Deal #1 Don't go anywhere or do any shopping.  This alone could save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars.  Instead invest that money and earn lifetime interest via the power of compounding.  Plus the reduction in stress will add 10 years to your life (I am sure I read that somewhere.)
Deal #2 Spend the gift of time.  After you perform deal #1 you will have time on your hands.  You could spend that time sitting in front of the TV or playing electronic games.  But you could spend your valuable time by giving that gift to your loved ones.  Play with your kids or challenge the spouse to a game of ping-pong or Monopoly.
Deal #3 Eat in.  Since you will not have shopped until you dropped you will have plenty of time and energy to cook a delicious meal at home.  Sure I screw up on my meals from t…

November 2017 Dividend Growth Watchlist

Company Name Symbol Industry No. Years Dividend Yield Sector EPS% Payout +/-% vs. Graham AmTrust Financial Services Inc. AFSI Financial Services 12 5.41 Financials 65.38 (33.3) Lazard Limited LAZ Financial Services 10 3.45 Financials 45.43 65.5 Williams-Sonoma Inc. WSM Retail-Home Products 12 3.02 Consumer Discretionary 44.96 57.4 Brinker International EAT Restaurants

August & September 2017 FrugalMaster Results

With October close to being over I just remembered I am two months behind on sharing with you how I am progressing in my quest for financial freedom.  Sharing with the community is important as it might give hope to those who are just starting to save and are looking for some inspiration or tips. It is important to me because it is almost like confession of my financial sins.  Some months I am an angel and some months I am possessed with the consumerist devil.
August Home, food, shopping and utilities (including cellular) dominated the month of August in that order.  I continue my extra principal payments in an effort to have the house paid off in10 years.
Food came in second which includes eating out and junk food. If I could persuade the family to eliminate the unhealthy and unnessacary our food bill for 7 would only have been $641 or $92 per person.  My wife's sister and her family were in from out of town for a week.  In retrospect we should have just had everyone over for a …

September 2017 Dividends

Company Symbol Held In Dividend  Amount Received September Notes Archer Daniels Midland ADM IRA 0.320  $                       32.00
Archer Daniels Midland ADM Taxable 0.320  $                         2.16
BHP Billiton Ltd BHP Taxable 0.860  $                         1.72 7.5% increase BHP Billiton PLC BBL Taxable 0.860  $                         1.72 7.5% increase Brinker Intl EAT IRA

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