Dividend Income

May Dividend Income and Net Worth Report – 2021

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We are five months into the year and dividend income and net worth are performing great!  Dividend income continues to increase, dividend growth is back (and exceeding) pre-pandemic rates and net worth is again reaching new highs!

May Dividend Income

This month I received $1,824.97 in dividend income!  On average, I was paid $42.44 from 43 different companies!  This month’s dividend income is a fantastic 23.72% increase over May 2020.
That’s $349.73 more dividend income than last May!  I would love every month to be that kind of increase!

Dividend Income - May 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 May 2020 and 2021 that have added to this dividend income growth.

May’s dividend income covers all my utilities, food and insurance for the month!

May Dividend Growth (Dividend Increases)

Here are the realized dividend increases I earned this May.  Dividend growth is always a fun metric to report.  This month we are seeing a decent uptick in dividend growth as compared to last May!

This May I received 8 dividend increases! Three of the dividend increases were over 10%!

Dividend Increases - May 2021

May’s dividend increase adds a good $62.00 in annual dividend income. These 8 dividend increases are the equivalent of investing an extra $1,771.43 of new money at 3.5% yield!

Net Worth

The market continues to inflate and pump net worth!

Let’s do the numbers…


Cash was pretty stagnate this month.  After the last few months of uncommon expenses, this is very welcome.  Actually, I would prefer to have the cash account fluctuate no more than this every month.  It’s important that I keep adding any extra money into the market to keep it “working.”

Real Estate

Our new construction home has done a decent job of keeping our energy costs low.  For May, our electricity bill was $ 195 and our gas bill was $45.  That totals to $240 to run the house.  We are looking into purchasing residential ceramic window tint for the front of our home to help reduce the solar gain… and add a little privacy.  I am still reading up on this but it looks like it really helps to reduce heat gain from the windows.

Our rental is doing great and we received our rent check on time and no zero service calls!


May’s dividend income was a steady stair step up from last  year.   Although the real highlight was the dividend growth.  At the moment, I’m almost on track to have dividend raises increase my yearly dividend income by $1,000 this year!  This organic dividend growth is the secret sauce behind dividend growth investing and I’m looking for extra sauce this year.  I know you are too… keep at it!

I'm a dividend growth investor who is aiming to retire early in 4 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!


  1. Hi
    An amazingly broad portfolio, many very interesting positions. I have not yet jumped into real estate, will be an interesting way to diversify our passive income streams.
    Keep it up and all the best.

    • Blake

      Thank you, the dividend portfolio is a little over 5 years in the making. Now I’m trying to fill out current holdings rather than making it more broad. Real estate has been great. A little difficult to find value at the moment… but I’m sure it will even out soon(ish).

      Thanks for dropping by!