Meager Income

Pay Off Debt, Retire Comfortably on Meager Income, Win the Lottery, Not Necessarily in that Order

Meager Income – January 2015

Meager Income update for January 2015 My goal is to no longer have to work and to be able to live off of my Meager Income.  I plan on purchasing assets (mostly stocks) that will provide me with dividend income that will increase over time.  Once my passive income exceeds my expenses, I’ll have met […]

VISA Stock Split

VISA recently announced a stock split. On March 19th, 1 current share of V will become 4 shares. Visa is currently trading at around $260 a share.  If it were to maintain this price each new share would be valued at about $65.  Although shareholders will still own the same portion of the business before […]

Altria (MO) Raises Their Quarterly Dividend by 8.3%

Altria Group, Inc., ticker symbol MO, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, smokeless tobacco products and wine both domestically and internationally. MO is probably best known for their Marlboro, Copenhagen, Skoal and Chateau Ste. Michelle brands. Altria has a very long history of steadily increasing their dividend. They aim to distribute 80 percent of […]

Capital Plan approved, Bank of America Raises Dividend

Bank of America shareholders received excellent news this morning: Bank of America’s revised capital plan that was submitted to the US Federal Reserve has been approved. Accordingly, Bank of America will raise the quarterly dividend to 5 cents a share. This is the first dividend increase in the last 7 years. Bank of America has […]

Apple Announces That They Will Raise Their Quarterly Dividend, Again!

Apple announced earnings this afternoon. I’ll leave it to the “experts” to argue whether or not it was a great quarter. The bottom line is that Apple made a ton of money again this quarter! Their revenue this quarter was $37.4 billion and they reported a profit of $7.7 billion or $1.28 per diluted share. […]

Bank of America Requests to Increase Their Dividend, Again!

I’ve been a client of Bank of America for over 15 years. I’ve been fairly pleased with their services and they’ve done a great job of integrating their many acquisitions under the leadership of Kenneth Lewis. I purchased the stock at the wrong time at around 2007. I believe the yield at the time that […]

Roth IRA as a Savings Account

I really like the idea of a Roth IRA. If one meets the contribution limits, one is allowed to contribute after tax income and the money can appreciate and you’ll never have to pay taxes on the gains. The other aspect I like about it is that it can be used a savings account. Once […]

Stocks to Consider Purchasing

While reading financial news today, I came across the stocks below.  I’m curious to research them further and I will consider purchasing them in the future. –American Financial Group (AFG) –American Tower (AMT) –American Water Works (AWK) –Automatic Data Processing (ADP) –BCE Inc. (BCE) –Chubb (CB)

Using Dividends to Buy Sempra Energy

The S&P 500 closed at 1950.79 today.  It is only 5 points down from yesterday’s record high of 1955.55.  With the S&P 500 setting new highs, I’m trying to stop myself from purchasing stock.  In the past, I’ve found myself chasing stocks on their way up and paying too much for them.  Almost every time, […]

Apple 7 for 1 Stock Split

The Apple stock price has been on a tear lately and it is almost approaching its all-time pre-split-high of about $700 a share.  I’ve owned Apple for many years now.  I was pleased when Apple reinstated the dividend in 2012.  The dividends are great because I’m able to receive a return on my investment without […]

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