Friday, June 12, 2015


Collected monthly dividend from ROYT today and the payout was up over 300% compared to last month's payout!  Not sure why the increase, unless the profits for the trust were up, but whatever the case may be, I'm pretty happy about it.  I bought in to ROYT for possible capital gains profits, since I believed the price had been driven down way more than it should have.  However, it's great to collect the dividends every month while I wait to see if the price goes back up.

Also collected dividends from 3 quarterly payers this week.  LLY, CNP and PDLI.  Lilly and Centerpoint Energy are two of my core holdings, PDLI is more of a speculative ploy, but I'm expecting to hold on to my shares in the bio-pharma company for quite some time.  

Needed to upgrade to a newer computer and I finally found a deal this past week.  Got a new Toshiba Satellite, by searching under "laptop deals" on Amazon, for $179 and also got a great deal on Kenneth Cole Reaction leather laptop case, bringing my total to a little over $200.  Since my old Toshiba laptop with Windows Vista is still in great working order, I figure I can resell it for $80 to $100 and recoup a good deal of the money I spent on the Windows 8 laptop.  Took only a couple of hours for me to figure out the differences between Vista and Windows 8, I'm liking the newer version pretty well.  By buying now, I also got to reserve a free upgrade to Windows 10 due in July of this year!  Just goes to show, if you have a little patience, you can get what you want or need for a great deal less than if you just run right out and buy. 

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