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Dave Gow

Dave Gow has been a Motley Fool contributor since May 2018. After deciding the traditional 'rat-race' wasn't for him, at age 19, Dave began saving aggressively and became fascinated with the world of investing. From age 19 to 28, Dave worked as a Storeman and Forklift Operator while investing heavily, first into property and later shares. In 2015, he stumbled on, and fell in love with a different investing approach - buying shares for their growing dividend stream. By early 2017, Dave reached financial independence, and is now slowly transferring his savings from property to dividend-paying shares. Enjoying his early retirement and newfound freedom, Dave spends much more time at home with his partner and dog, works on his personal blog - as well as exercising and writing some investment articles from time to time.

Is Washington H. Soul Pattinson & Co. Ltd (ASX:SOL) overvalued?

Despite being an unexciting investment company, Soul Patts is up 60% this year, and some people are saying it's now time to sell. More »

Which blue-chip shares I’d buy right now

These two companies are mature, cash generating businesses with bright futures. More »

Buy these global earners to benefit from the falling Aussie dollar

The dollar is sliding and companies like CSL Limited (ASX:CSL) and Orora Ltd (ASX:ORA) are benefiting due to their overseas operations. More »

2 proven LICs that have never cut dividends in 25 years

The track record of these two LICs shows that in this space, often the oldest companies are the most reliable for income-focused investors. More »

2 companies cashing in on the ageing population

Challenger Ltd (ASX:CGF) and Ramsay Health Care Limited (ASX:RHC) look well-positioned to benefit from the increasing headcount of older Australians. More »

2 high-yield shares with built-in dividend growth

Spark Infrastructure Group (ASX:SKI) and Viva Energy REIT Ltd (ASX:VVR) both trade on strong yields and have reliable cashflows to pass on to investors. More »

How to own international shares without sacrificing dividends

You might be surprised to know it's possible to invest in international shares and still earn a decent level of fully franked income. Here's... More »

2 compounding machines to put your wealth on auto-pilot

These two investments offer the potential for a high-performing diversified portfolio that can compound over decades for you. More »

How to own small-cap shares without sacrificing dividends

Here's two ways to own a small-cap growth portfolio and earn a strong dividend income at the same time. More »

3 high-performing companies with global exposure

With operations in multiple countries, these businesses are executing well and have large market opportunities. More »

Are these 2 growth companies cheap at today’s prices?

Recent share price declines in these two healthy businesses could spell an opportunity for investors. More »

3 companies with massive dividend increases this year

Strong business performance has allowed these companies to increase dividends by at least 20%. More »

2 high-yield companies showering shareholders with cash

Juicy dividend yields are still available on the ASX. Here's one retailer and one investment company with strong yields and solid growth. More »

Thinking about the future leaders of the ASX

A number of mid-cap growth companies are starting to dilute the concentrated nature of the ASX. More »