What a lucky March… dividend income soared, dividend growth exploded and net worth skyrocketed. Let’s get to it!
March Dividend Income
This month I received $3,338.03 in dividend income! On average, I was paid $39.74 from 84 different companies! This month’s dividend income is an incredible 22.33% increase over March 2020.
That’s $609.24 more dividend income than last March! Dang, I wish all months were like this!
Dividend Income - March 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 March 2020 and 2021 that have added to this dividend income growth.
March’s dividend income pretty much covers all my expenses for the month!
March Dividend Growth (Dividend Increases)
Here are the realized dividend increases I earned this March. Dividend growth is one of my favorite metrics to report… especially on a month like this one! The big month for dividend raises is here!
This March I received 16 dividend increases! Six of the dividend increases were over 10%!
Dividend Increases - March 2021
March’s dividend increase adds a massive $196.21 in annual dividend income. These 16 dividend increases are the equivalent of investing an extra $5,606.00 of new money at 3.5% yield!
The market continues to push-up net worth!
Let’s do the numbers…
We spent a little extra again this month. A new ceiling fan and some awesome outdoor lights set us back a little over 1k. The outdoor string lights are super cool and look fantastic. However, the process of running the metal cable and the support poles to attach them and keep the lights from sagging took some serious doing 😉 Anyway, our outdoor ambiance is top notch now.
We are continuing to enjoy our new home and the cost savings it provides. For March, our electricity bill was $135 and our gas bill was $59. A total of roughly $195 – a little over $35 less than February. This is kinda where I expect our utility bills should be. However, March was mild here so it will be interesting to see once things heat up here in Georgia.
Our rental is doing great and still receiving rent checks on time!
March’s dividend income was fantastic… a new March high! Dividend income is growing nicely again this year. However, we are still quite a bit off from last March where 18 different raises for about $30 more than this year. I feel comfortable that we are finally getting back to normal and should see more substantial dividend growth later this year (fingers-crossed).
Breaching a 1M dividend portfolio feels close and will be a nice milestone to reach. It’s important for me to remember, my goal is not an arbitrary portfolio balance, but dividend income that will grow and cash flow my retirement. I’m on track to arrive at my goal within the next 3 years, but I need to keep saving and putting that money to work.