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Every paycheck I purposefully decide to invest in US paying dividend stocks to increase my passive income. You get early access of what I purchased before the end of the month when I update the Stockboard with my purchases. You will also see the details of each purchase such as the number of shares, the stock price and the total amount invested into each stock. Typically I make stock purchases twice a month after payday. Usually these purchases will consist of 6 or more stocks on the same day through Fidelity Investments.
Comparing investments can help you decide which stock to purchase or which to invest more into than the other. Each month on the 15th, I select two competitors to analyze using metrics I feel are important for a healthy company. You get to see these exclusive posts outlining my competitive analysis. This also provides insight on how I review a stock before investing. It doesn't have to be complicated when selecting dividend paying investments and my strategy is fairly simple. I highlight 19 criteria for evaluating these stocks and encourage you to build out your own comparison sheets.
I have released my Apple Numbers Dividend Investment Dashboard and Tracking Spreadsheet. Many of you have requested it and I hope you find it useful in following my journey or use it as a template to create your own. I get to use my blog as a tool to track my dividend history but all of the data comes directly from the spreadsheet. You will get exclusive access to this dividend tracking spreadsheet on the 1st of every month. Currently the Dividend Dashboard has 22 charts. You can easily Filter By Account and/or Filter By Sector and/or Search By Symbol with custom fields inside the spreadsheet. I will continually add improvements to the spreadsheet to maintain its simplicity and value.