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How I Traveled to 7 Countries in 2019 Using Dividends

Last year I traveled to 7 countries without saving for it.

People kept asking me “How did you do it? What’s your secret?”

Hmmmm….I don’t have a secret. I just use dividends.

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As a Certified Public Accountant, I learned about dividends early in my career.

If you have no idea how to earn an extra stream of income from dividends, here are some resources for you:

You can think of dividends as the income that companies pay you for investing in them. You can get income every month or quarter. It all depends on the company you invest in.

As long as the company declares dividends, you get a deposit in your account.

How did I start intentionally building a dividend portfolio that allowed me to travel?

Well, they always say that the truth will set us free!

When I started analyzing my expenses, I realized that I give up a lot of money to big corporations.

What the heck were they giving me for my loyalty and for telling the world about their product?


So I started investing in dividend-paying assets so that I can get a recurring stream of income from companies.

This isn’t something new. People have been doing this for decades.

You can receive dividends in your taxable and tax-free accounts. But don’t be tempted to cash out on all your dividends now so you can live your best life.

One of the best things you can do to increase your dividends is take advantage of the DRIP program.

DRIP stands for Dividend Reinvestment Program. This program allows you to reinvest your cash dividends and receive additional shares of company stock. It’s a great way to increase your returns!

The Birth of the Dividend InvestHER

Since people ask me about this all the time, I decided to create The Dividend InvestHER to help others get access to dividends that will provide another stream of income.

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Which Countries Did I Travel To?

The Summer of 2019 is one that I will never forget.

I traveled to Toronto, Canada and had an amazing experience staying at Hotel X. I also had a chance to experience CN Towers and enjoy the Great American Food Tour.

After Toronto, I went to Montego Bay, Jamaica for the wedding of one of my close friends. It was amazing!

I wanted more of that travel goodness.

So in August I booked a one-way flight to London and decided which countries I would visit while I was traveling. That was very interesting.

I ended up traveling to these countries:

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • St. Julian’s, Malta
  • Barcelona, Spain

Once you start traveling, it’s hard to stop.

So, I found myself in Costa Rica in November 2019 eating the tastiest vegan food I ever laid eyes on.

How Did I Make My Adventure to 7 Countries Happen?

Well, when you’re traveling around the world it’s important to have a good credit card that helps you avoid foreign transaction fees.

I use the Chase Sapphire Preferred card. It’s definitely one of my favorite travel cards in my portfolio of credit.

When you spend a certain amount of money, you get money back that you can use towards travel.

So, you can use the card for some of your expenses, pay off the bill using dividend income, and earn rewards and cash bonuses from using your credit card. The cash just keeps flowing into your account!

You also get travel and purchase protection benefits! Check out the Chase Sapphire Preferred card here.

I also opened a couple of other cards too. And guess what? I received more cash rewards in my account and my credit score leaped over the 800 mark!


It felt like a dream. But it was just the reality of using the income streams around me in order to freely live my dreams of traveling around the world.

Do you love traveling around the world? What are some of your favorite travel destinations and what’s on your bucket list?

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About Charlene Rhinehart, CPA

Charlene Rhinehart is a Certified Public Accountant, Founder of Wealthy Women Daily, and Editor-in-Chief of the Dividend InvestHer and The Wealthy Woman Investor. Charlene is currently the Chair of the Illinois CPA Society Taxation Individual Committee. With over a decade of experience in the financial services industry, Charlene is one of the few leaders who design insights specifically for the woman investor. Charlene’s work has been featured in a variety of publications including the Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In 2019, Charlene released her book “Dividends Are a Queen’s Best Friend”, on Amazon.

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  1. Recreational Hobbyist

    This is great information! Bookmarked for later to check out the links!

  2. This is so awesome! My grandma’s family is from Malta and I would love to travel there. It looks beautiful.

  3. Great post! You are definitely my spirit animal! As a travel agent my absolute favorite hobby is traveling. I can’t wait until we can freely travel again. Looking forward to more of your posts!

  4. This was so, so helpful!! I’ve always wanted to learn about dividends and from this post I ended up in a rabbit hole with all your helpful links!! I’m really inspired by your story and want to be able to travel without saving forever too! I also have been looking for a credit card that has benefits for traveling and you definitely sold me on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card! I’ll definitely be getting one, thank you so much!!

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