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November Dividend Income and Net Worth Report – 2019

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It’s astonishing how quickly this year has flown by… they say time flies when you’re having fun.  I must have had a blast this year as I feel like I just woke up and the year is almost over!  Crazy!

November Dividend Income

This month I received $1,442.36 in dividend income!  On average, I was paid $37.96 from 38 different companies!  This month’s dividend income is a great 29.06% increase over November 2108.
To put things in dollar figures, that’s exactly $324.73 more dividend income than last November!

Dividend Income - November 2019

Here is a chart of my passive dividend income progress over the last 5 years.

Here are the dividend stock purchases I’ve made between November 2018 and 2019 that have fueled this dividend income growth.

The dividend portfolio has been updated.

This November’s dividend income covers my utilities, insurance, phone and food for the month!

November Dividend Growth (Dividend Increases)

Below are the realized dividend increases I received this month.

This month I received  5 increases.  Three of my holdings increased their dividends by over 10%! $TNX with a 16.8% increase contributed the most to the portfolio’s dividend growth this month.

Dividend Increases - November 2019

November’s dividend increase adds $54 in annual dividend income.  This dividend growth is $37.80 more than I received November 2018.  This is healthy growth and I’m very happy with the results.  November’s dividend increases are the equivalent of investing an extra $1,542.86 of new money at 3.5% yield!

Net Worth

Net worth sputtered higher surpassing last month’s record high!

Let’s do the numbers…


Cash edged up a little last month.  The majority of this is due to an accounting error.  I’ve forgotten to account for the interest we are earning on our high yield savings account.  I guess I could add it to the dividend income section… but it’s not really dividend income.  I suppose I could list it as Interest on Cash – INT.  Anyway, this month it was $284 and last month it was $310.

Real Estate

I went into this a great deal in last month’s report but I’m still not over it… so I’ll summarize.

We got screwed – a national home builder built us a crappy house, we told them it was crappy and didn’t want to buy it, then they stole our earnest money.

So… now we are spending a little extra time, effort and cash fixing our current home for a possible sale in the future.  We are a little burnt out from the home selling process so we may just be happy with where we are for a little while longer.

As far as our rental is concerned, everything is great.  Our tenant payed on time and we haven’t heard a peep about repairs.


I’m thrilled with the progress I’m making!  The dividend investing strategy is continuing to shine for me.  I hope you are experiencing the same kind of success – or greater success of course – in your investing journey!



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. A fabulous month for you! Congratulations! I’ve been following your house construction and I am so sorry this happened to you. Building a house begins with such excitement and hope then to have it all come crashing down because of a dishonest builder. I would hope there is some recourse for you in getting your earnest money returned?! Better business bureau or something along these lines.

    • Blake

      Thanks SM! The excitement was indeed massive in the beginning and through the first few months. It’s really sad how it ended. I guess I should consider my stolen down payment as tuition to Home Building 101 & Don’t Go Into Business With Thieves 203. Anyway, I’m sure an even better plan will present itself in due time!

  2. Looks like a great November TDP! Over $1,400 and nearly a 30% increase YoY. And you had some really nice dividend increases during the month. We had the great one from SBUX but a lackluster one from BDX. Although BDX is working to delever so I’d prefer that they do that rather than give a bigger increase. The faster raises will come in time.

    • Blake

      Thanks JC! Yeah, SBUX increase was great… i’m expecting them to raise like that for the next few years. I don’t own any BDX, just never pulled the trigger but I’ll give them a second look. Great to hear from you!

  3. Pig –

    Love it, through and through. You are killing it and holy smokes, this time next year – it will be incredible. The dividend increases are where it’s at and the dividend growth you are receiving is sick. Nice job and keep doing what you’re doing, it’s working.


    • Blake

      Thanks Lanny! The progress has been strong this year. I’m super excited about December… we should all see some great new highs! As always, thanks for dropping by!

  4. Hi! Since I have been following your blog for a long time, I would like to ask your opinion about my results so far! You can find the translator application in the sidebar for translation. Thank you in advance for your answer!

    • Blake

      Thanks DE! Looks like your growth has been on a steady upward climb based on what I can decipher. Looking at your portfolio, you have some great holdings… looks like we share all but four companies! Keep up the great work!

  5. Great month it looks like. you can live high on the Hog with that. LOL. Great job keep it up