Saturday, March 31, 2012


Its been a while since I've posted, I've been pretty busy lately.  I moved last weekend; so far I really like the place (better than the last one).  Financially speaking, the rent is cheaper here, its smaller so heat and electric should be less, and its also much closer to work, meaning that I'll spend less on gas.  Also, the new job is going great so far, I'm starting to get into the groove there.  Also, the new paycheck is nice.

Its been a while since I've made a stock purchase.  I'm waiting for my April 15th dividend check from the bank, then I plan on combining that with some savings to make some purchases next month.  Should be exciting!  I plan on posting my March update within the next few days.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Bank Stock Splits 3:2

Just a quick update to say that my bank stock split 3:2 as of March 1.  I received my new shares earlier this week, and have updated my portfolio page accordingly.  This happened once before, and it worked out pretty well for me then, as the share price gradually rose to where it was before the split.

Other than that, the new job is going well so far; I was able to reconnect with a colleague at the new job with whom I worked with at a previous position, which was nice.

No purchases yet this month, I'm thinking of holding off until next month for a pullback and to build up some capital.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

February Dividend Income

Well, another month has passed, its time to see how I did this month with dividend income.  All in all, its been a pretty good month; I started a new job that' going well so far, and I made a good purchase as well.  The markets are so far up right now, I'm not sure that I'm going to make a purchase in March, we'll have to see.  Without further ado, February's Dividend income:

ERH - $53.63
LINE - $442.29
CLMT - $295.74
O - $10.19
Total in taxable account = $801.85

In Roth IRA
ARR - $122.10

Total Dividends Received = $923.95

Wow, what a great month! Much better than last February, or last November even.  March will be a bit of a down month, but hopefully in time, they'll all be good!