I started this blog post on November 7th, 2011. My inspiration came from Dividend Mantra’s blog. My goal is to document dividend growth over the coming years. With all the volatility in the market, I feel that dividends are a way to provide some stability and future income. Currently, I’m reinvesting these dividends in the stock or ETF from which they came. In the future, I might take the distributions as cash in order to purchase new stocks and/or update my asset allocation. My current investing strategy and portfolio is here: My Investing Approach. An excellent dollar-cost averaging calculator and spreadsheet to help “predict” future dividends can be found here.