My personal favorite book to give any young person. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
Two thread favorite reads:
The Single Best Investment: Creating Wealth with Dividend Growth by Lowell Miller
2006 Edition available as a free PDF online. Introduction and first 46 pages required reading imho.
The Ultimate Dividend Playbook: Income, Insight and Independence for Today's Investor by Josh Peters
Descriptions of Achievers, Aristocrats, and Champions:
Printable list here:
This site will give you a the 3 and 5 year dividend growth.
I am going to track my IRA here and update it monthly. Anyone who would like to do the same, I will link to the header. Real world always being better than hypothetical.
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