Introducing Dividend Growth Info

DivGrowthInfo

Hi all,

Lately, I’ve been putting some time into a new project. At first it just started off as exercise in gathering data about dividend announcements (both raises and cuts) by companies — and maintaining a centralized list and sharing with the community (available here). This involves a lot of manual work and needs some input from my end on a regular ongoing basis.

But I also decided to further this project by registering a new site which solely focuses on dividend growth increase and cut announcements. I decided to host this on a separate site as I simply wanted to keep this as a reporting/factual information location instead of including my personal views & takes on companies.

The new site: Dividend Growth Info

Sprinkle-in some added boredom in addition to extra time over the past couple of weekends and I decided to borrow and tweak a Twitter bot which periodically tweets the announcements.

Be sure to follow the Twitter bot here: DivGrowthInfo

As to what the future holds on this new project — I’m not sure. I want to make it a useful resource for the community and I welcome your input for new developments and ideas. Also, if you want to help out the community by working on this project, send me an email at info@roadmap2retire.com

Meanwhile, I ask my fellow bloggers to spread the word and follow/share the site and Twitter bot.

cheers,

R2R

500 Posts

This blog has been around for just over two years (or more accurately 30 months)…and this post marks my 500th blog post! When I started, I had no idea where this would go and/or what I wanted this outlet to become, other than to simple provide me with a platform to share my views and share my journey – so that it may educate and inspire others. Over the course of 30 months, I have enjoyed writing each and every single article and absolutely loved interacting with all the readers and commentators.

I would like to take this moment to acknowledge and thank you for the continued patronage. Here’s to the next 500 🙂

Sincerely,
Sabeel

Sunshine Blogger Award

This post is inspired by Bryan at Income Surfer who nominated me for the Sunshine blogger award. For those unfamiliar, this is a fun way of sharing details about the nominated blogger (in this case, me) with a few questions posted by the person nominating. Thanks for the nomination, Bryan.

1. Name the top three experiences from your past, that help form who you are today.

  • Having a near-death experience. I fell off a cliff a few years ago and ended up with injuries that could have either killed me or left me paralyzed, but as luck may have it, I just came off it with just some cuts and scrapes, some fractures and a new found love of life. This caused me to re-evaluate a lot of things in my life and do some soul searching. I would say that a big part of me today is because of that experience.
  • A death of a close family member. Again – nothing like death to remind you how precious life is, right? A death of a close family member shook me up and reminded how important it was to take care of myself and people I care about. I used to be quite overweight and it was a wakeup call and decided to live a much healthier and active lifestyle after that. Even to this day, living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle remains a top priority for me.
  • Seeing people around me not plan ahead financially enough. Time and again, I’ve seen too many people not have a game plan when it comes to retirement and living paycheque to paycheque, while spending on unnecessary things. I started saving for my retirement the moment I was out of university and got a full-time job.

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Roadmap2Retire Turns Two

2 years

It has been two years since I started Roadmap2Retire – my online record of the path to financial independence. While the journey began a long time ago, journaling this blog has provided me with plenty of extra due diligence and kept me in check to work towards my goals. First and foremost, I want to thank you – the reader – some are newcomers, and some are seasoned readers – who return time and again, and I am honoured that you have found this blog interesting and leave your comments. By far, my most enjoyable part of the blogging experience has been connecting and interacting with likeminded fellow investors and sharing the experience of the pursuit to financial freedom.

I look forward to continue sharing great stories and experiences with you all. Here’s to a third year of Roadmap2Retire! 🙂

Some interesting posts from the archive:

  • Roadmap2Retire Turns One from Jun 2014.
  • Although technically not my first post (the first post was a mere “Hello World” in Apr 2013), my first real post – Dividend Income Update – Apr 2013. Boy, I still remember when I wrote that post and was getting feedback from some friends…the only thought I had in my mind was “Who would read this? And why would anyone care?” Like I said, the interaction and connecting with likeminded fellow investors has been an absolute joy and I now wonder why I didnt start earlier 🙂
  • Want to read a disaster story? Check this post out – My First Stock Investments. Like most investors, I started off with some disastrous investments and as luck may have it, I started my first stock investment in the midst of the financial crisis. I have learned a lot over the years and hope to share my experiences so others may benefit.

Image Credit: Freedigitalphotos.net/Stuart Miles