June was a big one for both dividend income and net worth. While its been difficult to find super values to invest in recently, the market rise has been a lot of fun to experience.
June Dividend Income
This month I received $3,268.53 in dividend income! On average, I was paid $37.57 from 87 different payments! This month’s dividend income is an astonishing 28.44% increase over June 2020.
That’s $723.71 more dividend income than last June! I would love every month to be that kind of increase!
Dividend Income - June 2021
Here is a chart of my passive dividend income progress over the last 5 years.
The dividend portfolio has been updated.
Here are the dividend stock purchases I’ve made between June 2020 and 2021 that have added to this dividend income growth.
June’s dividend income covers all my core expenses for the month!
June Dividend Growth (Dividend Increases)
Here are the realized dividend increases I earned this June. Dividend growth is always a fun metric to report. This month we received a huge increase in dividend growth as compared to last June!
This June I received 15 dividend increases! Three of the dividend increases were over 10%!
Dividend Increases - June 2021
June’s dividend increase adds a good $131.20 in annual dividend income. These 15 dividend increases are the equivalent of investing an extra $3,748.57 of new money at 3.5% yield!
Net worth continues it’s slow and steady rise!
Let’s do the numbers…
Cash didn’t move much this month. I added a little extra into the taxable brokerage account this month, so we did have some padding there. We have a few larger expenses coming up next month that we are saving for the house and a new desktop computer.
As I mentioned above, we have a few home improvement projects we are doing to increase our new construction home energy efficiency. We will add some Llamar Vista window film to our front windows to reflect at least half the heat we are bombarded with currently (we get full sun on the front of our home – and it gets HOT). I’ll have the math breakdown next month on that one.
For June, our electricity bill was $193 and our gas bill was $45. That is almost exactly the same as May (actually, $1 dollar less) – a total of $240. Not bad, but I think we can do better… hopefully, the window film will help!
Our rental is doing great and we received our rent check on time and zero service calls!
June is always a fun month… as are all the big months (March, June, September and December). However, this time last year it wasn’t nearly as exciting. In fact, June 2020 I received a dividend decrease of almost $275 bucks! To throw a little more salt on that wound, 3 of those holding that would have been big payments for me, still haven’t reinstated their dividend ($DAL, $F, $BA). Just with those 3 companies, I lost almost $800 of yearly dividend income. While that is the exact opposite of what we want, it is a good testimony to diversification. If I have done one thing right, it’s that I have spread money all around town. Keep investing!