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Money in the Trough – July Dividend Stock Purchases – 2022

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Holy Moly, the month is almost over!  I thought I had already posted my July dividend stock buys… whoops!  Anyway, here is what I’ve been picking up.

I keep a running log of every dividend stock I purchase which can be viewed in the dividend growth stock purchases section.

So far, I’ve put a little over $4,250 to work with an average yield of 2.6%.  I’ve added a little over $115 of yearly forward dividend income this month!  The $IRM, $TTE & $CSCO purchases were made via DRIP.

New Buys - July 2022

My dividend portfolio has been updated with these buys.

All additional purchases made this July will be posted on this page.  I aim to invest $2,500 – $4,000 every month.  However, in June I invested just a little over $10,200!

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. Congrats Blake! Nearly $4,900 in investments for one month is big! So far in 2022 we’ve invested just over $19k in our non-retirement accounts and I’m hoping we can keep that pace up through the rest of the 2nd half since that would put us up over $30k invested for the year.

    • Blake

      Thanks JC, well done to you also! Sounds like we’ve both been working hard to put money to work. For me, it’s crazy to think we’ve already put in a bottom. If it is true, then I wish I could have found more cash to put to work. 🙂

  2. Blake,

    A few questions. Do you have a goal number in mind for the number of stocks you want to own? Do you have a number for the stocks you do own, i.e., 100 shares per each stock or 100 shares of one and 200 of another? What are your big factors in determining a buy?



    • Blake

      Hi Tom! I don’t have a set number of holdings or quantity of those holdings that I want to own. I think of my portfolio as a hand picked dividend ETF (similar to VYM or VIG or SCHD…) where I am able to purchase individual dividend stocks only when they’re on “sale”. However, 100 shares is kind of ideal as selling covered calls is always a nice little bump for income. I’m a big fan of the dividend yield theory and is heavily considered when trying to determine “sale” valuations. Other times, I have stocks I take a leap into when I determine I want to own it and am not willing to wait for a sale price (that may or may not ever come). Perhaps I shouldn’t admit this, but I don’t have a hard and fast formula for my dividend stock purchases. I look for great value and long term growth. It’s not entirely scientific, but it has worked out alright thus far 😉