Dividend Income

Dividend Income Report – Half Year

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So, we are half way through the year, and I’m pumped to share my dividend income report.

It’s only been 10 months since I modified my investing plan as a dividend growth investor, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision!  I have had actual cash deposited into my account every month for doing nothing more than some research, clicking a mouse, and making some smart investment buys.

Below is the graph of the last 12 months of dividend income.  It’s easy to see that I began this journey towards the end of last year when the monthly totals begin to rise.

I have already had three months of breaking $100 in dividend payments this year.  I’m amazed!

I made some good buys right before some of the stocks hit their Ex-Dividend Date.  So I was included in almost immediate distributions from the shares of companies that I bought. I always try to a buy stocks before their ex-dates.

Here is the Dividend Portfolio

 

This year I’ve already received over $535 in dividend payments.  This puts me on track to break my 2015 dividend income goal of $1,000.

Now, I realize this isn’t anywhere close to enough money to live off of in retirement.  This post is meant as a testament of the dividend investing strategy.

I started off small and should break $1,000 this year!  I can’t wait to highlight the Growth portion of the strategy.  I haven’t been doing it long enough to show meaningful numbers yet.  But, they are coming.

Are you on track to reach your 2015 dividend goal?

I'm a dividend growth investor who is aiming to retire in 7 years at the age of 45. My goal is to live off the income my dividend portfolio and rental property produce exclusively and leave the corporate rat race. I hope you will join me in this journey!

8 Comments

  1. Excellent growth Blake! It’s really cool to look at the increase every three months (for example Nov-Feb-May = $21-$39-$76). You will be over $100 each month in no time. Keep putting that money to work!

    Ken

  2. Blake

    Thanks Ken! I hope to put a lot more money to work in the next two week! I’ll keep you posted.

    • Blake

      Hi DB,

      The results have been pretty solid so far. I’m really looking forward to the next six months of dividend income… I should destroy my first year dividend income goals!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Great job! Very inspirational. I’ve been doing the same thing for the past 10 years. Had a major setback after two heart attacks and some major medical bills, but I dove back in and am rebuilding my portfolio. Keep the articles coming, I’m always looking to learn new things.

    • Blake

      Hi Bill,

      I’m sorry to hear about your heart attacks and medical bills! I hope your health has improved and your back on track.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

      Blake

    • Blake

      I’m working on it. I can’t wait for the snowball to roll on its own without me having to push it 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

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