Sunday, August 23, 2015

Stock pics for upcoming week 8/24 and last week purchase

I finally was able to purchase 30 shares of BNS last week. 

At this moment I am saving cash to help my mom with a purchase of her condo in Florida, so unfortunately I can't buy much stocks, but at least my dividends automatically reinvesting and building up my existing portfolio.

Although I might be able to sell some of my non dividends and maybe some dividends stocks, which already earned enough.

So many good stocks are trading at their lowest right now.

Since I am trying not to have more than 5% of each stock in my portfolio I have to skip some of good stocks for now because I already have enough of certain stocks or certain industry in my portfolio. 

This is why in "stock pics list" you only see certain stocks, which I don't have in my portfolio or want to increase holdings.

My favorites for next week:


I am also watching WMT, CAT and BUD.

What's on your watch list for upcoming week?

Thanks for reading and please share your thoughts.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

How I get rid of back pain naturally

I was struggling with back pain for years.
Every time I would do gardening or running or too many activities my back would hurt a lot. Even on most regular days I would wake up in pain. I thought my mattress was bad or I slept in the wrong position.

When the pain got worst, I would use heat pads or take pain medicine.

I kept going to chiropractor office, especially after my intense gardening sessions. It would help but still I was constantly in some kind of back pain.

I always was leading healthy life style, eating healthy and lots of fruits and vegetables. But about two months ago I decided to stop eating meat, even if I never was a big meat eater and I only ate chicken. Also I stopped drinking milk. I never drank much milk before, mostly just added it to my morning coffee. I made these changes to my diet mostly because I kept reading articles about how animal protein make you age faster. Back in 2014 I posted a video here about a woman who is in her 70s, but still looks like she is in her 40s.

Little did I know that a month later I realized that I am totally free of back pain. Every morning I wake up and move free of pain. Last time when I went to my chiropractor office and shared this news with him, he said I must be inactive. But I did lots of gardening and cleaning and even moved some landscape rocks and I still was fine. I was shocked. On top of this I can run longer and have no aches next day.

I keep reading articles online about animal protein and I guess this was a cause of my pain - Animal protein caused some toxins build up in my muscles and this was the reason of my pain.

And about milk drinking... Since I stopped buying milk for my household I had to convince my daughter that it's not good for her too. So I found a short video, which did the trick for her.

I posted this video here.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Why I stopped drinking MILK...

I used this short video to convince my daughter why she should not drink milk anymore.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Project: Dividends Stocks for Teenager Part 2

I wrote here about my Dividends Stocks project for my teenager daughter. 

Our update

We discussed list of stocks I picked for her. I promised that if by the time she will need this money for college her portfolio still will be lagging I will give her my money instead. So she feels pretty safe about investing now. 

She got more interested about stock investing after I explained her how her stocks can earn dividends just because she owns them. She likes an idea of getting money without working. Now she is talking how she is going to save more and invest more. 

Here is the list of stocks she picked from my list:

symbolnamecurrent price1 year targetdividend yield
SESpectra Energy$29.69$36.305.00%
PGThe Procter & Gamble Company$75.57$85.503.30%
JNJJohnson & Johnson$98.38$109.593.00%
LHOLaSalle Hotel properties$32.06$39.505.30%
EMREmerson Electric$49.58$59.523.70%

We opened a regular brokerage account and today I am going to show her how to buy stocks. 

Thank you for reading, please share your thoughts and I will keep you updated on this project. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

July Passive Income Progress

In July I bought shares of SE and COP. I didn't sell any stocks.

I started tracking my passive income summer 2014

2014 Passive income
June           $261.00
July            $209.67 
August       $235.62 
September  $212.97
October      $140.37
November  $207.05
December   $377.91

2015 Passive Income

January   $167.44
February  $279.29
March      $397.80
April        $202.48
May         $229.70
June        $368.21

Dividends received in July:

This is the first month when my dividend income is actually lower than same month in a previous year. Total of July 2014 was $122.68. Back then I had more of WIN, also ARCP and IGT. 

2014 July dividends


My dividend income 2014 vs 2015 so far:
Year to date$1,295.20
Year to date$1,214.20

I think after August I will beat my last year to date earnings!
Additional passive income or free money from different financial institutions:

I earned an interest                                $15.67

points on my Amex card                        $13.05
points on my Discover card                    $14.55

Amazon card                                          $3.99
JC Penney/Kohl's                                  $20.00 
Palais Royal/Victoria Secret                    $20.00

My total financial passive income for the month of July was $205.56

At this moment my goal is to have $1k in monthly passive income from dividends and other financial institutions.

Thanks for reading and please share your thoughts and progress.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Project: Dividends Stocks to pick for teenager (current market)

I am creating a dividends stock list for my daughter.

She is 18 years old. Luckily she has 9.5k in savings for her future college use in two years.
I am suggesting her to invest in dividend stocks for now.

She doesn't believe in dividends investments and she doesn't have much interest. I will be the one who will be managing her account and just showing her the progress.

I plan to invest her 9.5k in $1,200 increments, so it means she can own about 8 companies for now.

My minimum goal is to make her money work by earning dividends because she has two years ahead of her. This is why I mostly want to concentrate on stocks, which earn more than 3% yield.

Maximum goal is to earn on market fluctuations because I plan to pick stocks, which are trading at their lowest or close to lowest now and sell them when they reach near their 1 year target.

Below is my list for my daughter as of today August 4 market.

As you read above she doesn't know much about stock market and doesn't want to learn at this moment, so I made my picks based on my watch list and I chose criteria which would be easy to explain to her at this moment such as dividend yield and 1 year target price.
I will have to explain her that 1 year target price might happen or not but I believe that stocks I picked have some potential and pretty safe to invest. Out of my list she will have to pick 8 stocks, which I will purchase for her.

If some stocks will reach target, I will sell it and create a new list for her to pick a new stock.

I would really appreciate your comments and suggestions because I really want this project to succeed and I want to prove to my daughter that dividends stocks investment can be good. Please let me know if you have some stocks in mind, which I might have missed.

symbolnamecurrent price1 year targetdividend yeild
Natural Gas
SESpectra Energy$28.97$36.305.00%
CNPCenterpoint Energy$18.86$22.005.40%
KMIKinder Morgan$33.66$46.305.60%
GSKGlaxoSmithKline plc$43.45$45.005.70%
Gold and Natural Resourses
AUYYamana Gold$1.82$4.212.90%
BBLBHP Billiton$36.13$46.507.10%
Canadian Banks
BNSBank of Nova Scotia$48.80$73.834.50%
RYRoyal Bank of Canada$58.04$89.654.10%
CMCanadian Bank of Commerce$70.56$105.005.10%
TDToronto Dominion Bank$40.09$60.404.10%
BMOBank of Montreal$55.49$83.904.50%
Oil and Gas
BPBritish Petroleum$36.54$41.586.60%
NENoble Corp$11.47$16.5012.20%
Consumers Goods
PGThe Procter & Gamble Company$75.91$85.503.30%
JNJJohnson & Johnson$99.80$109.593.00%
Entertainment and Toys
MATMattel $22.62$28.006.50%
KOCoca Cola$41.85$45.263.30%
Hotels properties
LHOLaSalle Hotel properties$32.85$39.505.30%