Showing posts from April, 2017

March 2017 Dividends

Company Symbol Held In  Dividend Amount Received March Notes ARCHER DANIELS MIDLD ADM IRA $0.320 $32.00 increase ARCHER DANIELS MIDLD ADM Taxable $0.320 $4.16
CHEVRON CORP CVX Taxable $1.080 $2.16

March 2017 FrugalMaster Results

My brother was diagnosed with brain cancer this month.  It certainly puts life in perspective.  He is three years older than me and I looked up to him allow when I was a kid.  He didn't smoke or drink but did have a love for food.  He did work at a desk all day just like me.  I had stalled on my weight loss about a month ago but now I need to ramp that up.  Exercise, eating right and not stressing out about everything are things I need to continue so that I can keep on going and fight the good fight.
This is the second month of extra principal payments on the house.  I also found a route to work that shaves 20 miles off my commute each day.  That savings should become apparent next month.  Plus no more highway or tolls to pay.  The estimated savings per month there is $40. 
On the flip side the amount of money spent on food is above what I had predicted for the year.  I went out to lunch with coworkers twice.  That will have to be cut out just so I can stay within budget to meet…

April 2017 Dividend Growth Watchlist

Company Name Symbol Industry No. Years Dividend Yield Sector EPS% Payout AmTrust Financial Services Inc. AFSI Financial Services 11 3.68 Financials 29.31 Williams-Sonoma Inc. WSM Retail-Home Products 12 2.91 Consumer Discretionary 45.48 Donegal Group Inc. A DGICA Insurance 14 3.12 Financials 48.25 Archer Daniels Midland ADM Agriculture 42 2.78 Consumer Staples 58.99

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