Knowledge is power. Information is liberating.
Education is the premise of progress, in every
society, in every family. Kofi Annan
Get Rich Slowly With Dividend Growth Investing
Knowledge pays dividends.
If you are serious and want to get rich slowly with dividend growth investing,
Step 1 is to arm yourself with knowledge about dividend growth investing. It is
easy to invest your money, but I think that is important to understand what dividend
growth investing is all about before you invest your hard-earned money. A soldier
wouldn’t go into battle without knowing how to fire his or her weapon. Like a good
soldier, you too should arm yourself with knowledge before you begin your dividend
growth investing journey.
Knowledge is power.
Before you buy any dividend growth investing stocks, you would do yourself
a huge favor if you read two books that are on my book recommendations page.
Those books are The Single Best Investment by Lowell Miller and The Ultimate
Dividend Playbook by Josh Peters. There is some great information in these
two books about dividend growth investing. You may find yourself referring
back to these books from time to time. Perhaps the greatest takeaway from
The Single Best Investment is where he discusses the creditworthiness of a stock.
He recommends only investing in securities rated investment grade with a
Standard and Poor’s credit rating of BBB+ or better. In The Ultimate Dividend
Playbook, Josh Peters mentions that he is not a fan of companies that pump gas
and oil out of the ground. With just these two nuggets of information from these
two books you could save yourself thousands and perhaps tens of thousands of
dollars over your lifetime by avoiding companies that are not creditworthy and
are more risky in the oil and gas business. I have read other books on dividend
growth investing, but these two books, The Single Best Investment and The
Ultimate Dividend Playbook are the cream of the crop in my opinion. They will
help you build a solid foundation of knowledge on dividend growth investing.
Knowledge is power and knowledge pays dividends.
If you want to build your knowledge of dividend growth
If you want to build your knowledge of dividend growth investing further after
reading the two books above then you should go to Seeking Alpha. They have a
dividend growth investing community over there and there are some serious
dividend growth investors. Here is a brief introduction to a few of the great
authors of the Seeking Alpha community. Brad Thomas writes extensively
about REITs. I wrote an article on REITs here. Brad has been featured in
Forbes Magazine, Kiplinger’s, Money Magazine and others. Chuck Carnevale
is the creator of F.A.S.T. Graphs, which is an excellent subscription based tool
for dividend growth investors. He has been working in the securities industry
since 1970. David Van Knapp has written about stock investing and analysis
since 2001. He has written seven E-books on dividend growth investing.
David’s goal is to help investors make money from investing in stocks. David
Crosetti has been practicing dividend growth investing for over 30 years and is
These gentlemen write from experience about dividend growth investing. At
Seeking Alpha people write articles about dividend growth investing and other
people comment on these articles. You can follow people on Seeking Alpha and be
notified if they have written a new article. Sometimes the comments are more
valuable than the article itself. Some people do not write articles but choose to
comment only. Some other people who I enjoy reading comments and or articles
from are in alphabetical order: Adam Aloisi, Bob Wells, Buyandhold2012,
CapeCapMgmt, Casey Hoerth, Chowder, David Fish, Dividend House,
Dividend Sleuth, Eddie Herring, Eric Landis, Mike Nadel, Regarded Solutions,
richjoy403, RobertAllan Schwartz, RoseNose, and The Part-Time Investor.
Do not follow anyone’s advice blindly. Be skeptical and use your head. After
all it is your money and no one cares about your money more than you.
If you are serious and want to get rich slowly with dividend growth investing
Step 1 is to arm yourself with knowledge about dividend growth investing.
Do yourself a favor and read The Single Best Investment by Lowell Miller
and The Ultimate Dividend Playbook by Josh Peters. Both books will help
you build a solid foundation of knowledge on dividend growth investing.
If you have read these two books, you might want to head over to Seeking
Alpha, which has a dividend growth investing community over there with
some serious dividend growth investors. I mention many people on Seeking
Alpha in the article above.
It is easy to invest your money. But before you invest your hard-earned
money, invest in knowledge because knowledge is power and knowledge
Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it
vanishes. Peter Drucker