Published Wed, 01 May 2019 16:04:08 -0400 on Seeking Alpha
The DGI For The DIY portfolio was created in 2013 when I liquidated the mutual funds in my IRA and used the proceeds to create a new portfolio of dividend growth stocks. I've been writing quarterly updates on the portfolio ever since, documenting the its progress and my lessons learned as a Do-It-Yourself "DIY" dividend growth investor "DGI".
I am a forty-year-old civil engineer, married, and have three young children. I share my personal story in an attempt to inspire others to take control of their finances and plan for their future. I've found that writing these updates keeps me focused on the goal ahead, which is securing a growing income stream to help fund my future retirement. Knowing that I'll be documenting everything for others to see helps me to stay on the right path and keeps me disciplined in the process.
I know it can seem like a daunting task to start investing from scratch, especially with the limited spare cash to invest and limited spare time for stock research that comes with a busy household. But my journey has shown that a successful portfolio can be built with limited initial knowledge and just a few hundred dollars a month in contributions.
This is an IRA that initially saw just $300 in monthly deposits, and is now funded solely by dividend reinvestment as contributions ended last October following a merger of the company I worked for.
If you'd like to read the history of, and more information about the portfolio, I have... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|TANGER FACTORY OUTLET CENTERS||16.30||19.0||0.86||1.42||8.60|
|CHURCH & DWIGHT||76.19||32.6||2.34||0.91||1.18|
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