Saturday, October 19, 2013

Weekly Articles on Income Investing: October 19, 2013

For your weekend reading enjoyment, I have highlighted a few interesting articles from the archives, which I find to be relevant today. The first five articles have been written and posted on this site, while the last five have been selected from other authors. I tend to post anywhere between three to four articles to my site every week. I usually try to write at least one or two articles that contain timeless information concerning dividend investing. This could include information about my strategy, or other pieces of information, which could be useful to dividend investors.
Below, I have highlighted a few articles posted on this site, which many readers have found interesting:

I read a lot about companies, and also read a lot of interesting articles from all over the web. A few that I really enjoyed over the past several months include:

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      1. DGI,

        Thanks for including me. Much appreciated!

        I hope you're enjoying your weekend.

        Best wishes!

      2. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. You are much thorough and thoughtful than just about any other blogger who writes about dividend investing. I've added your blog to my 'must read' list.

        I just turned 65. I started dividend investing in earnest with I was 50 (don't ask what I was doing before then). So I have a nice portfolio, but most of my net worth is in IRAs that I rolled over from various 401Ks when I changed jobs.

        Until now, I have allowed all dividends to reinvest into additional shares of the companies I invest in. I still plan to work a few more years to pay off the mortgage; could happen in about three years.

        I plan to keep reinvesting dividends until I feel the need to get the income. However it remains to be seen when I might need them. Once I retire, I will be close to the required-distributions age, so I will be forced to get distributions from my IRAs. If my income from distributions is enough plus (whatever is left from when gut) Social Security, I may not need the income from my dividends very soon. Which is fine with me.

        Anyway, thanks for your well-written blog.


      3. Thank you for your articles. I have read many on your website since I discovered you on the ERE forum.

        If you are looking for new content to write about, may I suggest you write a series on practical tips for newbies, meaning people that are new to Dividend investing or even people who have never invested in individual stocks before. You write a lot about criteria and strategy and you are pretty clear on your own way for selecting companies. That is great and I follow you for that excellent content. However, on your website, I think there is a lot more content potential for practical tips, such as how to get started, what are the most important first steps if one wants to start with Dividend investing. How do you choose a broker (if you know anything how US-expats can get around the non-residency issue of opening a brokerage account, that would be real helpful content for the 7 million US-expats out there, like myself)? How do you keep investment costs low, how many times per month/per year do you invest, how much time per month should one reasonably expect to spend managing her/her portfolio, what to do if you have a lump sum of money (do you invest it over time, or invest it now in most promising/best valued companies of the moment), what is the tax implications of dividend investing (what can we do to stay organized to simplify and lower the tax preparer’s fees).

        I can think of many more ideas for articles, but basically to summarize, if you could offer more practical advice to newcomers, I think that would be hugely appreciated. Once you convince us to get started with dividend invest, some of us might not always know where and how to get started.

        David-US expat in Switzerland

      4. David,

        Thank you for your ideas. I think that at least some of your questions might be covered from previous articles. Plase feel free to browse over the archives:

        Either way I have added your suggestions to the list of open items. Sometimes I write about the same thing two or more times. It helps me think better about things, especially as I evolve over time.

        I was not aware that US citizens cannot open US brokerage accounts. It would seem to me that this should not be an issue.

      5. Mantra and Joe,

        Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

        Best Regards,



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