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I Have A Dream

I have a dream. I have a dream where my time is my own, and I owe it to no one else. I have a dream where I can wake up when my body is ready, go to sleep when I’m tired and never again live by schedules other than my own. I have a dream where I can be who I really am: an investor, artist, philosopher, friend, brother, son, partner, fitness enthusiast and would-be philanthropist. I want to make the world a better place. I want to read and learn and become a smarter person every single day.

I have a dream where I can travel the world and learn from other cultures. I have a dream where I can help others in need, where I can give a helping hand to people less fortunate than myself. I have a dream where I inspire others to reach for their respective dreams, whatever they may be.

What do you dream of? Is it for more money? I can assure you that it won’t buy you happiness. Instead of dreaming of money, dream of the things that excess capital allows you to have: more time and thereby freedom to do as you please. This blog concentrates a great deal on money, but only because of the control over my life that I believe money will allow me. I’m saving as much of my net income as I possibly can by living frugally so that I can leverage this excess capital into equity positions in high quality companies that pay dividends and raise them on a regular basis.

One day these dividend payouts will exceed my expenses. I could keep working and investing and eventually become a multimillionaire, but once my passive income exceeds my expenses I’m finished, done, finito, kaput. Capiche? Or will I be?

What do you want to be? What do you do for a living? Do these two match? How can you do more of the former and less of the latter if they don’t?

I do my best to cultivate the relationships that are important to me by spending my limited time with the people that mean the most to me. I love being an investor and I do everything I can to be the best investor I possibly can. The point is to become aware of what your dreams are, immediately start reaching for them and not wait for tomorrow. Certainly my overarching goal is to realize 100% of my time here on Earth by no longer having to trade away my most valuable commodity to an employer for a paycheck. But while that goal may still be a decade off, it doesn’t mean that I can’t try to make myself and the world better in the meanwhile.

I have a dream. I have a dream where I’m as free as the day I was born. I have a dream where the only thing I want to own in life, my time, is mine free and clear. Our time is given to us the day we’re born, yet few of us actually own it. It’s a shame. I have a dream where I take my time and life back, and help others to take theirs back too.

Do you have a dream? 

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Skyy Fund Update – May 2017

Skyy is invested in 35 companies as of May 31, 2017.

Holdings: Skyy Fund

Company Ticker Shares Cost Basis Market Value Yield
Apple Inc. AAPL 10 $1,324 $1,596 2.75%
Bank of America BAC 20 $262 $458 1.14%
BHP Billiton BBL 3 $112 $102 2.92%
Caterpillar CAT 2 $152 $222 3.22%
Chimera CIM 160 $2,340 $3,058 9.52%
Cornerstone Fund CLM 161 $2,479 $2,690 18.52%
Cisco CSCO 10 $298 $341 3.58%
Chevron CVX 2 $164 $227 3.30%
Diageo DEO 2 $224 $253 2.24%
Consolidated Edison ED 10 $688 $895 3.19%
Emerson Electric EMR 5 $258 $310 3.59%
Enterprise Partners EPD 10 $267 $288 4.28%
Aberdeen Fund FAX 230 $1,190 $1,152 8.17%
Frontline FRO 167 $1,521 $970 7.67%
General Electric GE 42 $1,180 $1,162 2.19%
Green Plains Partners GPP 12 $259 $228 2.19%
Health Care Partners. HCP 32 $1,013 $1,026 4.16%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 2 $209 $267 2.19%
Kinder Morgan KMI 73 $1,605 $1,370 3.40%
Coca Cola KO 10 $456 $489 3.34%
MDU Resources MDU 31 $664 $865 2.25%
Microsoft MSFT 3 $209 $216 3.14%
Nike NKE 3 $173 $158 1.34%
Realty Income O 32 $1,636 $1,777 3.82%
Old Republic ORI 20 $391 $411 3.40%
Petmed Express PETS 10 $192 $380 3.10%
Pfizer PFE 10 $354 $353 3.70%
Proctor & Gamble PG 10 $920 $948 3.22%
Philip Morris PM 2 $178 $258 4.53%
Quality Care Partners QCP 6 $195 $106 4.53%
Starbucks SBUX 3 $182 $190 2.34%
AT&T T 22 $797 $858 4.20%
Unilever UL 2 $91 $116 2.32%
Waste Management WM 2 $113 $152 2.69%
Wal-Mart WMT 3 $194 $245 2.49% 

Month By Month

January- $ 22,145

February- $ 23,516

March- $ 23,782

April- $ 23,852

May- $24,137

Once again no major updates for the month of May to report. The Skyy Fund has been chugging along but has been flat the past 10-12 weeks. Hopefully things will pick up again like they did after the election, but once again time will tell. Here is to another Great 6 months on the Trump Express!

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Dividend Income Update – May 2017

Another month has passed by, and it’s time for me to post the dividends that Skyy earned in the month of May. It’s hard to argue the success of long-term dividend growth investing when you can slowly and surely see dividend income rise over time and get closer to covering your family expenses.

I hope these monthly dividend income reports provide inspiration for any investors out there that are just starting out. It shows that it’s possible to one day pay for monthly expenses with dividends, which would provide an investor opportunities and freedom to pursue other interests than full-time work.

What you’ll see below is a list of every dividend Skyy collected over the prior month, which company paid the dividend and the amount of the dividend.

May 2017 Dividends Received

  • AT&T (T) – $10.78
  • Apple (AAPL) – $6.55
  • Petmed (PETS) – $2.17
  • Caterpillar (CAT) – $1.62
  • Kinder Morgan (KMI) – $9.08
  • Realty Income (O) – $6.80
  • Procter & Gamble (PG) – $7.36
  • Green Plains Partners (GPP) – $5.28
  • Health Care Partners (HCP) – $11.98
  • Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) – $4.41
  • Cornerstone Fund (CLM) – $37.04
  • Aberdeen Income Fund (FAX) – $8.01

Total dividends received during the month of May: $111.08

Crazy that half of the year is almost over, it still feels like the year should be in the first few months. Just like last year time seems to be flying by, but this time the Markets are at all time highs. No matter what the Market is doing one just has to love the continuous Cash Flow through the ups and downs.

As always we are truly thankful that Skyy was able to earn $111 this month without lifting a finger and continuing to be a great daughter. She did nothing to earn this money except for make great decisions with past Cash Flow!

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Skyy Fund Update- April 2017

Skyy is invested in 31 companies as of April 30, 2017.

Holdings: Skyy Fund

Company Ticker Shares Cost Basis Market Value Yield
Apple Inc. AAPL 10 $1,324 $1,496 2.75%
Bank of America BAC 20 $262 $475 1.14%
BHP Billiton BBL 3 $112 $101 2.92%
Caterpillar CAT 2 $152 $214 3.22%
Chimera CIM 160 $2,340 $3,277 9.52%
Cornerstone Fund CLM 159 $2,442 $2,623 18.52%
Cisco CSCO 10 $298 $363 3.58%
Chevron CVX 2 $164 $227 3.30%
Diageo DEO 2 $224 $244 2.24%
Consolidated Edison ED 10 $688 $857 3.19%
Emerson Electric EMR 5 $258 $318 3.59%
Enterprise Partners EPD 10 $267 $290 4.28%
Aberdeen Fund FAX 230 $1,190 $1,138 8.17%
Frontline FRO 167 $1,521 $1,309 7.67%
General Electric GE 41 $1,180 $1,230 2.19%
Health Care Partners. HCP 32 $1,013 $1,015 4.16%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 2 $209 $257 2.19%
Kinder Morgan KMI 72 $1,609 $1,519 3.40%
Coca Cola KO 10 $456 $464 3.34%
MDU Resources MDU 31 $664 $864 2.25%
Realty Income O 32 $1,636 $1,880 3.82%
Old Republic ORI 20 $391 $430 3.40%
Petmed Express PETS 10 $192 $250 3.10%
Pfizer PFE 10 $350 $367 3.70%
Proctor & Gamble PG 10 $920 $932 3.22%
Philip Morris PM 2 $178 $238 4.53%
Quality Care Partners QCP 6 $195 $109 4.53%
AT&T T 22 $797 $871 4.20%
Unilever UL 2 $91 $107 2.32%
Waste Management WM 2 $113 $152 2.69%
Wal-Mart WMT 3 $192 $235 2.49% 

Month By Month

January- $ 22,145

February- $ 23,516

March- $ 23,782

April- $ 23,852

Once again no major updates for the month of April to report. The Skyy Fund has been chugging along but has been flat the past 8-10 weeks. Hopefully things will pick up again like they did after the election, but once again time will tell. Here is to another Great 7 months on the Trump Express!

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Dividend Income Update – April 2017

Another month has passed by, and it’s time for me to post the dividends that Skyy earned in the month of April. It’s hard to argue the success of long-term dividend growth investing when you can slowly and surely see dividend income rise over time and get closer to covering your family expenses.

I hope these monthly dividend income reports provide inspiration for any investors out there that are just starting out. It shows that it’s possible to one day pay for monthly expenses with dividends, which would provide an investor opportunities and freedom to pursue other interests than full-time work.

What you’ll see below is a list of every dividend Skyy collected over the prior month, which company paid the dividend and the amount of the dividend.

April 2017 Dividends Received

  • General Electric (GE) – $10.11
  • Montana Dakota Utilities (MDU) – $6.08
  • Cisco (CSCO) – $3.10
  • Coca-Cola (KO) – $3.95
  • Chimera (CIM) – $80.48
  • Philip Morris (PM) – $2.22
  • Realty Income (O) – $6.78
  • Diageo (DEO) – $2.41
  • Wal-Mart (WMT) – $1.59
  • Aberdeen Income Fund (FAX) – $7.95
  • Cornerstone Fund (CLM) – $36.52

Total dividends received during the month of April: $160.49

I won’t say to much for this post since the markets have been flat for the past 2-3 months, but we will see what the Rest of the year will bring us. I will say since I started Dividend Investing 27 months ago $160 has been an All-Time High, which the Family has been extremely happy about. Through the years you can actually see the continuous growth of Cash Flow that our companies are producing.

As always we are truly thankful that Skyy was able to earn $160 this month without lifting a finger and continuing to be a great daughter. She did nothing to earn this money except for make great decisions with past Cash Flow!

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