My Dividend Investing Journey


Dividend Driven's Investing Thoughts

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Years To Retirement

Welcome to my dividend investing blog. I am a dividend blogger and I created Dividend Driven to track my journey to financial independence by age 70. I believe investing at least 50% of my monthly income into dividend paying ETF's will maximize my passive income during retirement. I also embody the ideals that everyone can exhibit self responsibility and manage their investments themselves. Today we have more access to different types of investments and research tools than we have ever had before. Dividend investing will continue to be a solid investment strategy long-term and it will create an abundance of wealth for the smart investor. Below is my journal of things that I think about when it comes to investing.


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Dividend Driven
12/31/2019

5 Reasons

Why do some people avoid dividend paying investments?

  • They can be boring companies
  • They feel they company can better invest the money
  • They don't like paying taxes on dividends
  • They would rather have a permanent fixed interest rate
  • They think capital appreciation will out pace dividend growth

Key Financial Decisions

Smart Choice

Track your spending habits

Unwise Choice

Cosign a loan

$1,000 Challenge

What if I had invested $1,000 into two competing companies back in January 1990 and reinvested all of their dividends?

Research Picks

Dividend Stock

Dividend ETF

Diversified Portfolio Picks

Dividend Stocks

Dividend ETFs

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Dividend Driven
11/30/2019

5 Reasons

Why do some people have an emergency fund?

  • They want to continue living the same lifestyle after losing a job
  • They don't want to go into debt
  • They want peace of mind
  • They don't want to rely on anyone else to pay their bills
  • They want to know emergencies will not get in the way of their financial goals

Key Financial Decisions

Smart Choice

Automate your savings

Unwise Choice

Spend to impress others

$1,000 Challenge

What if I had invested $1,000 into two competing companies back in January 1990 and reinvested all of their dividends?

Research Picks

Dividend Stock

Dividend ETF

Diversified Portfolio Picks

Dividend Stocks

Dividend ETFs

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Dividend Driven
10/31/2019

5 Reasons

Why do some people have different types of investment accounts?

  • They rolled over a 401(k) to an IRA and opened a new 401(k) with their new employer
  • They invest extra money into a brokerage account after maxing out other accounts
  • They prefer tax advantaged accounts like an HSA or Roth IRA
  • Their company offers multiple accounts like and HSA and Roth 401(k)
  • Their company has a 401(k) that can be linked to a brokerage account allowing them to buy many investments

Key Financial Decisions

Smart Choice

Pay yourself first before others

Unwise Choice

Wait until your 50's or 60's to start investing

$1,000 Challenge

What if I had invested $1,000 into two competing companies back in January 1990 and reinvested all of their dividends?

Research Picks

Dividend Stock

Dividend ETF

Diversified Portfolio Picks

Dividend Stocks

Dividend ETFs

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Dividend Driven
09/30/2019

5 Reasons

Why are some rich people cheap?

  • They are habitual savers
  • They value every dollar they spend
  • They want to keep money long as possible to maximize compounding
  • They remember when times where bad
  • They appreciate a good deal

Key Financial Decisions

Smart Choice

Save and invest at an early age

Unwise Choice

Risk or gamble everything on one stock pick

$1,000 Challenge

What if I had invested $1,000 into two competing companies back in January 1990 and reinvested all of their dividends?

Research Picks

Dividend Stock

Dividend ETF

Diversified Portfolio Picks

Dividend Stocks

Dividend ETFs

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Dividend Driven
08/31/2019

5 Reasons

What are some people's main concern about retirement?

  • Have they saved enough money
  • Will they have debt
  • Will there be another source of income besides social security
  • What will be their health care costs
  • Will they run out of money sooner

Key Financial Decisions

Smart Choice

Avoid student loans

Unwise Choice

Drop out of school

$1,000 Challenge

What if I had invested $1,000 into two competing companies back in January 1990 and reinvested all of their dividends?

Research Picks

Dividend Stock

Dividend ETF

Diversified Portfolio Picks

Dividend Stocks

Dividend ETFs

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Dividend Driven
07/30/2019

5 Reasons

Why do some people withdraw money from their retirement accounts early?

  • They don't realize the penalties or tax consequences
  • They are dealing with a serious illness
  • They exhausted their unemployment benefits
  • They are buying their first home
  • They want to pay off all of their personal debt

Key Financial Decisions

Smart Choice

Give every dollar earned a purpose

Unwise Choice

Make emotional purchases

$1,000 Challenge

What if I had invested $1,000 into two competing companies back in January 1990 and reinvested all of their dividends?

Research Picks

Dividend Stock

Dividend ETF

Diversified Portfolio Picks

Dividend Stocks

Dividend ETFs

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Dividend Driven
06/30/2019

5 Reasons

Why do some people invest in retirement accounts?

  • To protect their money from bankruptcy
  • To build up their next egg for retirement
  • To save on taxes
  • To max out accounts annual limits
  • To generate future passive income

Key Financial Decisions

Smart Choice

Build a retirement nest egg

Unwise Choice

Live only on social security

$1,000 Challenge

What if I had invested $1,000 into two competing companies back in January 1990 and reinvested all of their dividends?

Research Picks

Dividend Stock

Dividend ETF

Diversified Portfolio Picks

Dividend Stocks

Dividend ETFs

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Dividend Driven
05/31/2019

5 Reasons

Why do some people spend more than they earn?

  • They don't budget
  • They have to buy the item now
  • They mismanage their funds
  • They want to keep up with others lifestyle
  • They're willing to risk their future earning potential

Key Financial Decisions

Smart Choice

Use the debt snowball method

Unwise Choice

Spend all of your tax return

$1,000 Challenge

What if I had invested $1,000 into two competing companies back in January 1990 and reinvested all of their dividends?

Research Picks

Dividend Stock

Dividend ETF

Diversified Portfolio Picks

Dividend Stocks

Dividend ETFs

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Dividend Driven
04/30/2019

5 Reasons

Why do some people give up on their financial goals?

  • Laziness
  • No responsibility
  • Loss of employment
  • Injury
  • Family enablers

Key Financial Decisions

Smart Choice

Invest throughout the year

Unwise Choice

Overspend during holidays or vacations

$1,000 Challenge

What if I had invested $1,000 into two competing companies back in January 1990 and reinvested all of their dividends?

Research Picks

Dividend Stock

Dividend ETF

Diversified Portfolio Picks

Dividend Stocks

Dividend ETFs

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Dividend Driven
03/31/2019

5 Reasons

Why do some people not manage their own finances?

  • Trusting of others
  • Feel incapable or uneducated
  • Fear of facing reality
  • Believe others are the experts
  • Their time is too valuable

Key Financial Decisions

Smart Choice

Work more than one job

Unwise Choice

Live off government welfare

$1,000 Challenge

What if I had invested $1,000 into two competing companies back in January 1990 and reinvested all of their dividends?

Research Picks

Dividend Stock

Dividend ETF

Diversified Portfolio Picks

Dividend Stocks

Dividend ETFs

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Dividend Driven
02/28/2019

5 Reasons

Why are some people passive investors?

  • They want the lowest cost
  • They don't believe they can beat the market
  • They are a hands off investor
  • They have a long term horizon
  • They are concerned about taxes

Key Financial Decisions

Smart Choice

Create a retirement plan

Unwise Choice

Live paycheck to paycheck

$1,000 Challenge

What if I had invested $1,000 into two competing companies back in January 1990 and reinvested all of their dividends?

Research Picks

Dividend Stock

Dividend ETF

Diversified Portfolio Picks

Dividend Stocks

Dividend ETFs

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Dividend Driven
01/31/2019

5 Reasons

Why do some companies issue a dividend?

  • To entice new shareholders to buy their stock
  • To show potential shareholders the companies strength
  • To reward existing shareholders
  • To share excessive profits
  • To remain a long term dividend aristocrat

Key Financial Decisions

Smart Choice

Live as if you did not get a raise

Unwise Choice

Get a cash advance

$1,000 Challenge

What if I had invested $1,000 into two competing companies back in January 1990 and reinvested all of their dividends?

Research Picks

Dividend Stock

Dividend ETF

Diversified Portfolio Picks

Dividend Stocks

Dividend ETFs


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