There's so much to like about dividend growth investing. For starters even though I haven't been working or actively investing this past 1-2 weeks that doesn't mean the companies I own haven't taken breaks with me. They're still out there searching for ways to increase their product and service sales whether I'm watching over them or not. And even better is when the revenue increases lead to profit increases which lead to dividend increases. Target Corporation did just that for me this past week with a 7.7% dividend increase. I don't know about you but I don't regularly get raises like that from my employer. In other portfolio news, the 2:1 stock split for Ross Stores (Full Analysis Here) went through this week so I'm now a proud owner of 56 shares instead of 28.
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Once again I'd like to say thanks to each and every one of you that read, commented, and shared posts from here this past week. I think this dividend growth investing and financial independence community is amazing and the openness from everyone is awesome. Thanks again!
Now on to the links!
How to retire early, wealthy, and happy by Financially Integrated
Why I am optimistic about our future investment prospects by Income Surfer
10 Critical tips for dividend growth investors by Sure Dividend
Attention millenials: here is your game plan for retirement by My Own Advisor
Waiting for a correction when many stocks have already corrected? by Dividend Mantra
How to value dividend stocks by Dividend Growth Investor
Recent stock purchase II - June 2015 by DivHut
Recent buys June 5-10th, 2015 by My Dividend Growth
Passive income update - May 2015 by Roadmap2Retire
Be mental tough - Self esteem part 2 by Dividend Hustler
A 1990's bubble stock today by The Conservative Income Investor
Also, if you're looking for investment ideas, A Frugal Family's Journey keeps a list of stock analyses and recent buys from fellow bloggers.
Sometimes when I get some free time I like to check out TED talks because there's a wealth of knowledge and always very interesting topics. Here's an interesting speech about the "Price of Happiness" and how some of the highest priced items in their categories aren't worth anywhere near the price that's charged of them.
I hope you all have a great rest of the weekend.
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