Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Liebster Award

Dividend for Starters nominated me for a Liebster Award. Thanks again for your nomination Dividend for Starters, I was unaware such a nice award exists! This is an award bloggers could give to each other in order to get to know him/her better. The goal is to answer their questions and then invite 5 other bloggers to do the same, with questions of my choosing.
This were the questions he asked me.

1. Did you try other methods of investing before getting into DGI?

Yeah I did actually! Check out my history here. In short, I've listened to stockpicking advice from others, Joel Greenblatt's Magic Formula, Index Investing (which I still think works great as well in most cases!) and finally I came across Dividend Growth Investing.

2. What's your favorite movie?

I've got a few, movies from Darren Aranofsky, like Requiem For A Dream or The Fountain, but also graphic, comic style movies from Frankie Miller (such as 300 or Sin City). I am also a huge TV-series junkie. Favorite series are The Wire, Sopranos, The Shield, Entourage and True Detective.

3. If you have a spouse, does he or she support you with this journey?

My girlfriend supports me. My journey is not extreme in the sense that I am so frugal it affects here in any way. So does not understand everything related to DGI, but she does see the merits in comparison to putting money on a savings account earning 1.5% per year.

4. Which book are you currently reading?

Currently I am not reading any books. I usually read a lot of books on vacation when I have lots of spare time. I read mostly thrillers but also books about finance.

5. What's your opinion about Bitcoin and do you own any?

I don't understand Bitcoin much or the process of mining them. Because of all the bad news surrounding Bitcoin and other similar bit-currencies, the exchange-rate is extremely volatile. So I don't understand why people would want to use this as a method of payment. I don't own any Bitcoins.

For my own nominations, I'd like to nominate the following blogs.

1. Dividend Mantra
5. Dividend Mongrel

My questions for my nominees:
  1. Was there, at any time, a moment where you had doubts about your investing strategy?
  2. What type of vacation do you prefer?
  3. What is the best advice you could give to someone unfamiliar with investing in stock markets?
  4. What kind of other blogs do you fellow on a regular basis (financial or otherwise) and why do you like it so much?
  5. What is your favorite meal or cuisine?
Good luck to all!


  1. Thanks for the nomination, Dividend Dream. I will have a post on my blog in the coming week answering those questions.


    1. Hiya R2R, thanks for taking the time to answer the questions!

  2. Robin,

    Congrats on your nomination. It's great to read more about you!

    It's a good thing you have a supportive partner. That's pretty much a necessity to succeed at this.

    I appreciate your nomination, and I'd be happy to respond. However, the Liebster is really for new and/or smaller blogs to try and get the word out. I'd hate to put my stamp on something that really isn't meant for me and upset the community, but if you really want me to respond I will.

    Keep up the great work!

    Best wishes.

    1. Hi Dividend Mantra, how nice of you to stop by. I understand you in regards to the Liebster award, no worries. Keep up the good work and maybe I'll see you around someday :)

  3. Congrats on the nomination, very interesting answers. Great that you have a supportive partner. I don't understand Bitcoin either and probably will never invest in it.

  4. Hi Robin

    Thanks for the nomination!
    I will think about it. But really, I don't want any duties to that, I need to publish something in a given time, I'm too lazy for that! Sorry for the late reply, vacation time and I was on a short trip.


  5. Hi DD,

    Thanks for your answers!
    I actually missed your post earlier, due to my holidays.

    Best wishes and congrats on your article on Seeking Alpha!