Sunday, February 26, 2017

Monthly Report: January 2017

I post an update every month on the taxable dividend income I receive in my brokerage accounts, the non-taxable dividends I receive from my Roth IRA accounts, the market value of my taxable brokerage accounts, the market value of my Roth IRA accounts, the market value of my 401(k) account, and my savings rate.

Below is the monthly report as of January 31, 2017:

Friday, February 10, 2017

Bought: CL, MMM, VFC, WMT

With the start of a new year, I've decided to kick it off by investing very aggressively in the first month.  There were several companies that had a slight pullback, and I was able to invest more capital in said companies.  It makes me glad that I can put money to work for me and start the compounding process sooner.

Without further ado, below is a summary of my recent purchases for the month of January:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


I recently decided to consolidate all my brokerage accounts into one to simplify.  As a result, I am planning on closing out all my positions in Loyal3 over time at a gain.  If any stocks in Loyal3 have an unrealized loss on the books, I will not sell them until they are at a gain.  I still believe that Loyal3 is a great way for beginners to invest since there are no commissions and you can invest with as little as $10.  I also like that you can purchase partial shares based on the capital you invest with.  However, I want to eventually exit out of Loyal3 since I want to consolidate all my accounts and also for beneficiary reasons.  Loyal3 doesn't have a beneficiary form for you to fill out so you would need to have your estate executor coordinate with the people at Loyal3.  There were a few days where I tried calling the phone number, but it wouldn't let me leave a voicemail and I had to contact them via email.  This makes me uneasy, especially from an estate planning perspective.  Thus, I have made the decision to eventually exit out of Loyal3 once all my stocks are at a gain.