Next month my mortgage payment is going up by $200 thanks to an adjustment in the escrow account for city taxes I mentioned back in August. So I’m re-budgeting for the remainder of the year and thought I’d explain my budgeting system while I’m at it.
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It’s time to do some more digging in the Basic Materials sector this week as it’s my lowest weighted sector again. The last time I added to this sector was back in June when I added to my APD position.
Continue reading “Basic Materials dividend stocks – my 4th purchase in September”
It seems I was writing about purchasing Energy stocks only last month. Oh wait, I was! It’s been about 6 weeks and the Energy sector is my lowest weighted sector again. It’s interesting watching the sector weights as they change over time; Technology is my highest valued sector and it continues to outperform everything else (it’s mostly MSFT who have been on a tear this year though I’m not quite sure I get the whole Minecraft deal). So eventually as I add to all other sectors, they should catch up to overtake it but it’s taking a lot longer than I was expecting and likely another 6 months at my current rate.
This post isn’t going to be much different than my previous roundup unfortunately. But let’s take a look and see how things look this week.
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It’s time to go shopping! The Consumer Cyclical sector is the lowest weighted sector in my dividend stock Portfolio this week. The last purchase I made in this sector was in June when I purchased HD and MAR.
Continue reading “Consumer cyclical dividend stocks – my next purchase in September”
It’s Labor Day today, a holiday dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It’s also another day closer to Financial Independence.