Monthly Archive: December 2015

This is my favorite time of year. During the holidays, everyone is hawking their gift cards. Including my favorite local eatery: Taco Bell. This year, their deal is a large drink and 2 supreme doritos locos tacos for free when you buy a $20 gift card.

This is one of my favorite techniques. I get to rack up some extra points/miles/cash back on my credit cards, some free food, and a gift card I will absolutely use. That last part is especially fun in January where it looks like I spent a lot less than I did.

‘Tis the season to keep an eye out for deals on the things you enjoy regularly. I am not condoning taking advantage of a deal just for the sake of the deal. If it’s not something you already would have spent money on, you’re falling for their trap. So be smart, but take advantage of the opportunity this season provides.

Are you into investing and have a friend that is on the fence. Maybe this holiday you’d like to help them make their first step into the stock market. I recently found out about a company called “Stockpile” that allows you to buy someone a stock “gift card.” This idea has crossed my mind before, and I think it’s a really cool idea.

For many people, there is a mental barrier to entry in investing (on top of the financial one). It’s actually incredibly easy to open an account with many of the big retail brokers like Fidelity or Etrade. But for an outsider, it can seem like a daunting task. So a stock gift card is a huge incentive to get someone started.

What’s even better is that you have a chance to win a $100 stockpile gift card. A fellow dividend investing site is running a contest with 3 gift cards as prizes. The site is, I haven’t seen a ton of content on the site yet, but I like their 8 Rules of Dividend Investing. If you just want to enter the contest, Click Here.

I’m not affiliated with, I just think it’s a cool idea. Happy Holidays!

I think it’s important to celebrate wins on the path to your ultimate goal, no matter how small. Sharing my dividend income results with you readers gives you some insight to what is possible as you begin your journey.

My ultimate goal is to be able to live off of the passive dividend income from my investments, so I can just stay at home and play video games. Here is the money I made in November 2015 without lifting a finger.

AAPL– $4.68

Total: $4.68

This is my first dividend from Apple since purchasing back in August. It’s also my first November dividend, so I don’t have a previous quarter to compare to. December should be a really good month!