September 2012

Milestone Reached – $200 Month in Dividends

by FI Fighter on September 30, 2012

in Progress

September was a very good month for dividends. After receiving my last payment from Pepsi (PEP), I’ve gone ahead and tallied up the total for the month- $229.38. This is a personal best, and the first time the portfolio has gone over $200 in a month. Here are the [click to continue…]

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To say that railroads have been on my mind a lot lately would be an understatement. Just like when I play monopoly, my strategy for success is to ride the rails! Perhaps I’m getting a little too carried away, but at these low valuations, it’s been [click to continue…]

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Well, I guess it was only a matter of time before I could no longer resist the temptation… I finally did it. I logged in this morning and found that the stock market was down again (it’s always negative on Monday’s, right?). Previously, I had targeted [click to continue…]

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Watchlist (September 24, 2012)

by FI Fighter on September 23, 2012

in Stock Watchlist

I purchased 40 shares of Norfolk Southern (NSC) last week, but prior to that transaction, I’ve been mostly sitting on the sidelines. In general, I feel like the stock market is currently overpriced. Nevertheless, as a dividend investor, I’m always on the lookout, trying to find attractive valuations to add [click to continue…]

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The railroad industry was hit hard today, and all the major players were down: UNP, CSX and NSC. I used today’s bad news to initiate a position in Norfolk Southern (NSC). This is a stock that I have had on my watchlist for quite a few months, always waiting for a pullback to occur. I noticed that the stock price was down [click to continue…]

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Energy Level – Know when to call it a day

by FI Fighter on September 19, 2012

in Thoughts

When I first started working in High School, I used to think, “man, this is so easy!”. By investing just 8 hours a day during the weekend, I was able to make enough money to buy a videogame… in a SINGLE day! $60 a day, or $7.50/hour seemed like a pretty significant chunk of change to an [click to continue…]

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August 2012 Monthly Expenses

by FI Fighter on September 12, 2012

in Monthly Expenses

August was my first month on the new job. As a result, I had more disposable income than in any previous month. You would think that because of this (and because I’m so frugal :)), my savings rate would reach an all time high! [click to continue…]

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It has been a few months since I made any new purchases, since I feel the market is a bit overvalued at the moment. Still, I used today as an opportunity to add more shares of Exelon Corporation (EXC). EXC is now sitting at its 52 week low. I added 56 shares at [click to continue…]

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