Dividend Growth Stocks

Money in the Trough – August Dividend Stock Purchases – 2018

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It’s already been a pretty eventful August.  I just logged into my account and noticed several new dividend stock purchases.  Gotta love DRIPs!

So far this month I’ve spent ZERO new dollars on dividend stocks, yet I have added $12 bucks in yearly dividend income!  It’s almost like cheating.

I will keep this page updated with all additional purchases made this month.  As far as additional dividend investing plans, I hope to put roughly $2,000 – $4,000 to work every month.  There will be plenty of new dividend purchases soon.

New Buys - August 2018

My dividend portfolio has been updated with these buys.

What have you been buying this month?

Here are the dividend stocks I've been buying this month.  So far this month I've added a little over $24.00 in forward dividend income! Added some $GIS, $T, $MCD and $CVS

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!


  1. in the past month, I’ve just made some small adds to pre-existing positions including SYK, RTN, MMM, ITW, ABBV, T. If anything, I’ve tried to trim some other stocks to raise more cash to have on hand–just in case there’s a bigger correction.

    • Blake

      Hi Lauzier, looks like you made some great buys! I have been watching ABBV recently – I setup a limit order last week that almost hit (I was just a little late). I would also love to own some Raytheon… just need it to settle down a little further before i’ll pull the trigger. Thank you for the comment!

  2. Nice!! I’ve just started my dividend journey last month. My (small) net worth is nearly 100% in a rental property and it’s time to change that. Thanks for all the motivation and great resources here!

    • Blake

      Hi Tim! Welcome & congrats on taking the first steps. Rental property is wonderful, especially when it’s fully rented and having no maintenance issues 😉

  3. Hey Blake… you are always so active with the purchases! My favorite of the list you have for August is ITW, which was your biggest of the group from a share count and $$$ perspective. That ITW dividend raise was massive… a nice boost to forward dividend income. I’m tempted to add some here below $140… we’ll see.

    • Blake

      I try to keep as active as possible… not having money in my accounts generally slows me down though 😉 ITW last dividend increase was very nice. I look forward to reaping those rewards later. I will also add a few more shares if my limit order hits in the 135s.