Showing posts from March, 2017

February 2017 FrugalMaster Results

Nothing much out of the ordinary here the Dividend Family Guy household except for saving 45% of my income.  I still plan on saving more once my son gets a job this summer and pays for his car insurance.  On top of that I will be dropping TV as soon as my contact expires in the summer.  Worst case I will get sling TV for the family at $20/month but I hope to convince them hobbies are better.
Until then I will keep on saving as much as I can because in April I will be able to contribute to my 401k.  Once that starts I have 9 months to sock away 18K to max it out (and to collect the employer match).  They have yet to show me what funds are available but I am hoping for some low cost index fund choices.
The only change this month was further simplification of my categories.  To simplify things (and match up to default categories in Mint), I combined groceries and eating out into one budget.  So for the month I was $89 over which is from additional purchases to create a month supply of food…

March 2017 Dividend Growth Watchlist

Company Name Symbol Industry No. Years Dividend Yield Sector EPS% Payout AmTrust Financial Services Inc. AFSI Financial Services 11 2.96 Financials 29.31 Williams-Sonoma Inc. WSM Retail-Home Products 11 3.05 Consumer Discretionary 44.18 Donegal Group Inc. A DGICA Insurance 14 3.31 Financials 48.25 Span-America Medical Systems SPAN Medical Equipment 18 3.02 Health Care 43.54

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