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Update on Goals - 28 Jun 2014 14:53

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Mr. Market has continued to amaze me with its gains. While no significant impact on my Dividend Growth goals, it has helped smash through my 401K & IRA goals and it is only June. The decision I need to make now is to adjust my short term one year goal or lock in some of the gains and increase my cash position. This is not an easy decision so I will take my time and see how the 3rd quarter plays out.

For Dividend Growth goals I hit 87% complete on new contributions and 82% on increasing next years dividend payouts. This is not entirely a shock as most of my free cash comes in the first half of the year, the second half of the year I usually have zero free cash and it looks like I'm on pace of meeting my goal for the year by the end of summer.

On my radar for new purchases I'm really attracted to McDonald's (MCD), Genuine Parts Company (GPC), Proctor & Gamble (PG), an General Mills (GIS). Not sure which of these will be my final purchase for newly invested money but definitely two will be there at quarters end.

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