Recent Buys

Once again every dollar working on my behalf means my family will have to worry about less in the future. Since money doesn’t sleep, get tired, or get sick (unlike humans) I’d rather my money work for me rather than the other way around.

It feels really good to be in a position to continue to put fresh capital to work. Anyone can look at the stock market like any other market or store. It offers a lot of merchandise, some expensive, some cheap. In the end it’s up to the individual to pick what’s best for them!

Purchased 62 shares of Cornerstone Fund (CLM) on 11/28/16 for $ 15.27 per share

Purchased 32 shares of Cornerstone Fund (CLM) on 2/2/17for $ 15.14 per share

Purchased 3 shares of Nike  (NKE) on 4/24/17 for $ 55.60 per share

Purchased 3 shares of Microsoft (MSFT) on 4/24/17 for $ 67.52 per share

Its been a while since I have posted the Recent Buys and much has happened between that time. The past 6 months the Markets have continued to climb higher and honestly no one knows when the next Bear Market will come about.

I have decided to add more shares to the Cornerstone Fund so the account is able to produce more dividends over time. I have also started a small position in Nike (NKE) and Microsoft (MSFT) which I believe will continue to grow and be around for at least the next 15-30 years. They both have wide moats in their respective fields and hopefully they can keep taking advantage of that in the future. Hopefully these last 3 months will be as good as the past 9 months, but only time will tell.

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Full Disclosure: Long CLM, NKE, & MSFT

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Skyy Fund Update – August 2017

Skyy is invested in 36 companies as of August 31, 2017.

Holdings: Skyy Fund

Company Ticker Shares Cost Basis Market Value Yield
Apple Inc. AAPL 10 $1,324 $1,719 2.75%
Bank of America BAC 20 $264 $488 1.14%
BHP Billiton BBL 3 $112 $125 2.92%
Caterpillar CAT 2 $152 $250 3.22%
Chimera CIM 160 $2,340 $3,069 9.52%
Cornerstone Fund CLM 163 $2,516 $2,367 18.52%
Cisco CSCO 10 $298 $349 3.58%
Chevron CVX 2 $166 $231 3.30%
Diageo DEO 2 $224 $279 2.24%
Consolidated Edison ED 10 $695 $918 3.19%
Emerson Electric EMR 5 $260 $313 3.59%
Enterprise Partners EPD 10 $267 $285 4.28%
Aberdeen Fund FAX 230 $1,198 $1,206 8.17%
Flowers Foods FLO 11 $1,198 $191 3.17%
Frontline FRO 172 $1,546 $859 7.67%
General Electric GE 42 $1,180 $1,051 2.19%
Green Plains Partners GPP 12 $259 $240 2.19%
Health Care Partners. HCP 32 $1,013 $989 4.16%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 2 $210 $277 2.19%
Kinder Morgan KMI 73 $1,605 $1,421 3.40%
Coca Cola KO 10 $460 $494 3.34%
MDU Resources MDU 31 $670 $866 2.25%
Microsoft MSFT 3 $210 $225 3.14%
Nike NKE 3 $174 $158 1.34%
Realty Income O 32 $1,649 $1,883 3.82%
Old Republic ORI 20 $395 $401 3.40%
Petmed Express PETS 10 $192 $397 3.10%
Pfizer PFE 10 $354 $370 3.70%
Proctor & Gamble PG 10 $920 $1000 3.22%
Philip Morris PM 2 $180 $254 4.53%
Quality Care Partners QCP 6 $195 $88 4.53%
Starbucks SBUX 3 $182 $165 2.34%
AT&T T 22 $797 $844 4.20%
Unilever UL 2 $92 $122 2.32%
Waste Management WM 2 $114 $162 2.69%
Wal-Mart WMT 3 $194 $246 2.49% 

Month By Month

January- $ 22,145

February- $ 23,516

March- $ 23,782

April- $ 23,852

May- $24,137

June- $24,294

August- $24,302

I have still been allocating cash to my Robinhood account that I opened up late last year, but will stop doing so in the coming weeks as I need to get the Skyy Fund back on track. There could have been an extra 1K I could have put in the Capital One account that was put into my Robinhood app that is another trading platform (Free Share Available If You Sign Up). As long as those dividends keep paying out the account will slowly but surely keep moving up.

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Dividend Income Update – August 2017

Another month has passed by, and it’s time for me to post the dividends that Skyy earned in the month of July. 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.

August 2017 Dividends Received

  • AT&T (T) – $10.91
  • Apple (AAPL) – $6.58
  • Starbucks (SBUX) – $0.75
  • Petmed (PETS) – $2.18
  • Caterpillar (CAT) – $1.65
  • Kinder Morgan (KMI) – $9.13
  • Realty Income (O) – $6.90
  • Procter & Gamble (PG) – $7.42
  • Green Plains Partners (GPP) – $5.52
  • Health Care Partners (HCP) – $12.12
  • Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) – $4.53
  • Cornerstone Fund (CLM) – $38.70
  • Aberdeen Income Fund (FAX) – $8.18

Total dividends received during the month of August: $114.57

The markets have seemed to bounce back as of now and is waiting on Trump’s tax reform. Will it help or really hurt the economy in the long run? I will have the Fund Update up soon but I should be able to get the account to 25K by the end of the year. Hopefully everything goes as planned and the stock market continues to go up well into 2018 without any Great Drops!

As always we are truly thankful that Skyy was able to earn $114 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 – July 2017

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

Holdings: Skyy Fund

Company Ticker Shares Cost Basis Market Value Yield
Apple Inc. AAPL 10 $1,331 $1,565 2.75%
Bank of America BAC 20 $264 $492 1.14%
BHP Billiton BBL 3 $112 $119 2.92%
Caterpillar CAT 2 $154 $240 3.22%
Chimera CIM 160 $2,340 $3,034 9.52%
Cornerstone Fund CLM 166 $2,554 $2,486 18.52%
Cisco CSCO 10 $301 $341 3.58%
Chevron CVX 2 $166 $235 3.30%
Diageo DEO 2 $224 $271 2.24%
Consolidated Edison ED 10 $695 $903 3.19%
Emerson Electric EMR 5 $260 $315 3.59%
Enterprise Partners EPD 10 $272 $293 4.28%
Aberdeen Fund FAX 230 $1,214 $1,202 8.17%
Frontline FRO 172 $1,546 $986 7.67%
General Electric GE 42 $1,190 $1,097 2.19%
Green Plains Partners GPP 12 $265 $254 2.19%
Health Care Partners. HCP 32 $1,025 $1,037 4.16%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 2 $210 $278 2.19%
Kinder Morgan KMI 73 $1,614 $1,492 3.40%
Coca Cola KO 10 $460 $497 3.34%
MDU Resources MDU 31 $670 $843 2.25%
Microsoft MSFT 3 $210 $219 3.14%
Nike NKE 3 $174 $177 1.34%
Realty Income O 32 $1,656 $1,860 3.82%
Old Republic ORI 20 $395 $412 3.40%
Petmed Express PETS 10 $195 $518 3.10%
Pfizer PFE 10 $354 $362 3.70%
Proctor & Gamble PG 10 $927 $977 3.22%
Philip Morris PM 2 $180 $253 4.53%
Quality Care Partners QCP 6 $195 $106 4.53%
Starbucks SBUX 3 $183 $161 2.34%
AT&T T 22 $808 $868 4.20%
Unilever UL 2 $92 $120 2.32%
Waste Management WM 2 $114 $158 2.69%
Wal-Mart WMT 3 $194 $252 2.49% 

Month By Month

January- $ 22,145

February- $ 23,516

March- $ 23,782

April- $ 23,852

May- $24,137

June- $24,294

July- $24,423

I have to be honest the past couple of months I have been allocating some cash to my Robinhood account that I opened up late last year. There could have been an extra 1K I could have put in the Capital One account that was put into my Robinhood app that is another trading platform (Free Share Available If You Sign Up). As long as those dividends keep paying out the account will slowly but surely keep moving up.

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Dividend Income Update – July 2017

Another month has passed by, and it’s time for me to post the dividends that Skyy earned in the month of July. 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.

July 2017 Dividends Received

  • General Electric (GE) – $10.19
  • Montana Dakota Utilities (MDU) – $6.12
  • Cisco (CSCO) – $3.12
  • Coca-Cola (KO) – $3.98
  • Chimera (CIM) – $80.48
  • Philip Morris (PM) – $2.24
  • Realty Income (O) – $6.87
  • Nike (NKE) – $0.54
  • Diageo (DEO) – $2.41
  • Wal-Mart (WMT) – $1.59
  • Aberdeen Income Fund (FAX) – $8.12
  • Cornerstone Fund (CLM) – $38.11

Total dividends received during the month of July: $163.77

Finally markets have taken a hit and Trump just keeps on disappointing from every angle. Now don’t get me wrong I think the bull market will continue at least until 2018, but will be a more volatile one. The overall account has been going down the past few weeks, but as any of us know its all about the CASH flow and as long as the companies my family owns keeps up with the Dividend raises then We Are Gonna Be Alright!

As always we are truly thankful that Skyy was able to earn $163 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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