Published Tue, 24 Dec 2013 05:08:43 -0500 on Seeking Alpha
There has always been one major disconnect with dividend stock investing: most of us pay our bills on a monthly cycle, yet our dividend checks arrive only once per quarter. This can make budgeting a headache and adds an extra level of planning. Sure, a diversified dividend stock portfolio will be comprised of stocks with payment dates spread across the calendar, but your income stream is still generally going to be lumpy and uneven. Monthly payment of dividends would be vastly preferable for most investors. But aside from budgeting concerns, there is another major reason why monthly payment is good for investors: compounding. If you reinvest your dividends in additional shares rather than use the income for current needs, you compound your wealth significantly faster as the number of shares paying you a dividend rises every single month. On a $100,000 portfolio, this might amount to a couple hundred bucks...
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