Showing posts from October, 2016

September 2016 FrugalMaster Results Monday, August 08, 2016

September was a tough month on the FrugalMaster 9000.  Little time to exercise the frugal muscles in me with the kids back to school (and all the expenses that come with it).  Luckily I had some income luck to cover those expenses.
Income was abovenormal
This was the second of the "three paycheck months" for the year.  My current job pays me bi-weekly so two of the months each year has an extra paycheck in it.  On top of that I got a $150 bonus for transferring my IRA.  This interest of sorts will get added to my taxable income for the year but since I usually get a refund the tax on it will be little to none.
Needs were overbudget
In short I was over by a good $1400 this month.  There were several things that caused this.  Some were planned and some not so planned.
I was dropping my son off at school one day.  As I left the school and turned onto the road I started hearing this clicking noise coming from a tire.  I pulled into a driveway, got out and took a look at my front …

October 2016 Dividend Growth Watchlist

Company Name Symbol Industry No. Years Dividend Yield Sector EPS% Payout Cracker Barrel Old Country CBRL Restaurants 14 3.48 Consumer Discretionary 58.45 Ameriprise Financial Inc. AMP Financial Services 12 3.01 Financials 36.45 Old Republic International ORI Insurance 35 4.26 Financials 49.02 Span-America Medical Systems SPAN Medical Equipment 17 3.48 Health Care 43.84

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