I prefer to invest by myself and am about to start a dividend project on my finance blog. The plan is to buy a basket of 5-6 blue chip dividend stocks such as Coca Cola and Heinz. I will be tracking both the stock appreciation as well as the divident payments and appreciation. So many people forget that the dividends appreciate as the stock appreciates so there is a good chance you end up receiving a much higher yield as the years go by.
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