Damn it if Dividends…

Damn it if Dividends don’t feel good!

I just had to get that off my chest. Before you yell at me for being in my 20’s and caring about dividends, let me just say, oh what’s that? The stock price reflects the dividends by dropping? I should trust the company to reinvest the money? Higher taxes? Growth or go home? Well…

I don’t care. This post isn’t for you. This is a love letter. A love letter to my Dear Dividend.

Dear Dividend,

You’ve always been there for me, even when I didn’t know it. Over the past few years you’ve been working so hard, bringing in $1,370 for me. All while in the shadow of that show off Mr. Growth. He really only slightly outperformed you at $1,527.

No matter how flashy Mr. Growth becomes, I’ll always have a place for you in my portfolio Dear Dividend. In fact, I even set up a higher allocation of you in my Roth IRA with $10,665 in REITS and $10,204, that’s 60% of of Roth IRA holdings.

I know you’re working nonstop so eventually I don’t have to, but thank you Dear Dividend. I know you’ll be there for me year after year, who knows if I can say the same for Mr. Growth.



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