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Recent Buy

How’s everybody memorial’s day weekend?

I had a super rough week at work, waking up at 4:45am everyday to be at work at 6am. Standing on my feet all day took a toll on me. I was ready to call it quits. Instead, Mr. WRI, a YOLO (you only live once), dragged me out of town again. We didn’t do much planning other than booking a hotel for the first night.  We told them we’d stay longer if there were a lot of things to do. Spontaneous can be good.

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We went to Chincotegue Island to see the horses. For birds watchers and seafood lovers, this is a great destination. We biked 30 miles around the national parks. It was great to see all the species on this small island up close.  This was a better experience than seeing the animals at the zoo. It is softshell crab season.   They were so cheap and so fresh … Uhm Uhmmm good.

We went mussel hunting. I got us a good 8 pounds, we ate so much. It was so fresh and so good. A lot of other tourists went crabbing instead, but I didn’t want to spend money for equipment.

I met the owners of the water view property where we stayed.  The husband used to be in sales.  They looked so happy residing on the island and running the hotel. They sent their kids to a private school. I also saw the lady teaching the little girl to run the business. I could relate to this, as growing up, my parents were talking business, and I was always around listening.

The island is one of the main attractions in Virginia during the summer months. During the winter time, they would just chill and fix up their property.  It’s actually not a bad idea to retire this way.

Back to the buying world, Walmart took a dip to $75 so I bought another  20 shares to continue to average down. This added $40 to my annual dividend income. Walmart owner decided to sell some stocks to fund their charity, so I’m expecting the stock will go down a bit further. We will see what happen.

Photo caption: the Grumpy mr WRI pushed down the shrimp house.

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8 comments on “Recent Buy

  1. Jeff
    May 26, 2015

    It’s always nice to get away from life every once in a while even if its for just a weekend! I’ve also picked up some shares of walmart as it is trading at nearly 20% discount! 🙂 Hopefully the investment will pan out. 🙂

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    • Vivianne
      May 27, 2015

      It’s good to see a fellow shareholder!

      Walmart missed by 3 penny and wall street sell off. Oh golly! Companies like amazon who hasn’t made a single successful product since the original kindle (battery 30 days), tablet … Failed, drone … Failed (can only fly on public space). Phone .. Failed.

      Anyhow…. Wall Street’s on a company certainly confused me. But what I know is walmart provided millions of jobs, and they missed earnings because they raised the minimum wage. I actually shop at walmart organic section, so I know they will eat whole food market’s lunch in no time.

      Walmart is a few company that I don’t find owning a bit more.

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  2. The Professor
    May 26, 2015

    Nice dividend buy! Walmart is always a steady dividend provider. Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

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    • Vivianne
      May 27, 2015

      Thank you for the wish! I indeed had a nice weekend, can’t go wrong with the beach and seafood, right?

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  3. Great buy Vivianne, I own a few WMT myself, happy to be a fellow shareholder.

    Im glad you guys had a nice memorial weekend holiday.

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    • Vivianne
      May 27, 2015

      Thank you for stopping by. Walmart will not going anywhere for a while. They were criticized for selling conventional food, so they actually upped their organic section.

      I asked for fillet mignon a couple times, they didn’t carry it. Now they do, the butcher here know how to cut the fillet mignon just the thickness that I like. Awesome!

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  4. Dividend Beginner
    May 28, 2015

    Hi Viviane,

    Looks like you had yourself a nice weekend, I’m glad to hear that. It’s good to get out and take it easy when you have the chance and resources. Also, spectacular purchase on Wal-Mart – definitely a company that’s been around and will be around for a loooong time. Nothing makes me happier than seeing that 12-month dividend income increasing!

    Best regards,
    DB

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    • Vivianne
      May 29, 2015

      Definitely, Amazon is upping the game by offering same day delivery. I’ll see how it would affect Walmart, as Walmart is big all the cities I’ve been.

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