New year started and we resumed buying some stocks in my accounts.Currently i am going to buy in small quantities/Amounts there are some uncertainties ,so until there is some clarity i am going to hold on to the cash.
11 shares of MO at $46.84 ,this will add another $35.2 into my account.
1 share of T at 30.80 ,will another $2 my to account.
Wow ,2018 is in Books. These are the dividends i received in all my accounts. December is my biggest month for dividends. I received over $1900 in dividends for this month. This is a new record for me ,June 2018 was my earlier record.
Q4 2018 i received $2464.89 in dividends compared to Q4 2017 when i received $2225 ,an 10% increase.
I received over 8000 for 2018 and $25K in dividends since i started on this journey.
Quite a few companies paid me ,with biggest coming from RERGX over 770 dollars.
Monthly dividends comparison for last 5 years.
I need to start improving my non quarter ending months.
From the early numbers seen across the blogs ,December is turning out to be big month for our bloggers.
Finally Month 9 is in books and it seems time is flying off .Now we are coming into last 3 months of the Year.This time of year i love it. This Month i received a total of $1120 across all my accounts and second time this year that i has crossed 4 digits.I could have been little higher but i readjusted my retirement account.
My top3 Dividend payers from stocks for this month are BBL,JNJ, RDSB.
Out of my normal pattern this week i have bought and sold 2 different stocks for small gain. This was me testing the waters of day trading . This week everyone was watching TLRY. I have been watching TLRY since it was at $40, Using my robinhood account i just bought 2 shares of TLRY at $208.99 and sold them at $228.02 ,if i had little more patience on that day i would have gained few more bucks.
Other one i bought and sold is NBEV on 9/20 .I bought 73 shares of NBEV at $ 6.84 and sold them at @ 7.27 for a gain of 30 Bucks.
So in overall 2 days i did make it to positive territory .
This week added 5 shares of IRM at 36.98 including the fees. Now i reinvesting all my dividends into their respective shares. This new purchase will add another $11.74 to my fund and i made the purchase right before the ex dividend of 9/14 and this will pay me on 10/2. This is a new position for me.
Here are some of the Buys Happened in my Account this month . I tried to rebalance mt 401k a little bit better.
This morning I bought 2 shares of ITW at 136.61 in my robinhood account.This is a new Position for me,will be waiting to add more to it ,when new capital is available. This will add Another $8 to my account.
With new Quarter started ,i tried to max my roth ira and with today’s funds ,i maxed the contribution.I was trying to find stocks to invest the funds, Lot of Names were considered like ED,XCEL,FAST and finally decided to buy PRU. I saw the buy on one other DGI blogger .
After some reading i initiated position in this company.This is a new position for me .
I picked up 16 shares of PRU at 95.39 including the commision of 4.95 for a total of $1526.17. Currently yield is 3.77 . This will add another $57.6 to my annual Fund.
This month of June is becoming a busy month for me with new funds investing and quite a bit of Buy activity.With SBUX dropping more than 10% ,i bought 23 shares of SBUX to reduce average cost of the share.It was not big position in my account .Earlier i had 26 shares of SBUX at average price of $57.22 .
23 shares at $51.2 for a total of 1179. SBUX recently increased their dividend from 0.30 to 0.36 for an increase of 20%. With the New purchase i will add another $33.12 to my Annual Fund.
With the news of ATT merger approval ,we saw ATT dropped down significantly and this created some buying opportunity and I decided to add few more shares of T into my account . I added 15 shares of T into my account .You might noticed i keep adding T into my account.
15 shares at 32.41 for total of 486.15. This will add another 30 dollars to my annual dividend Fund.
TGT Announced dividend hike of 3.2% from $0.62 to $0.64 .This increase will add another $1.16 to my annual fund.Nice to see increases.It looks like this is the 47th year of dividend increases for Target.
Once again the favorite time of the month when we start to report the previous months dividend reports. 13 Companies have paid me dividends in the month of May.
With the completion of this month i have $1992 in dividends so far this includes both retirements and regular accounts. For the first time my projections for Annual Dividend income crossed 8K. Lets see where we end the year.
Compared to May 17 this year i am up by 21% .
My top 3 Dividend Payers for this month are AAPL,T,CAT with 56% contribution to my monthly dividend income.
I am still contributing to 401k ,even though i am not providing updates regularly.Most of the times its still the same Funds that i keep buying . Maybe in third quarter i will look to see if i need to change the distribution of the Funds. For the Month of May here is the distribution of my Funds.
In my regular accounts i am mostly dripping from Dividends and adding small amounts of Funds.
With the Purchase of House i am trying to conserve the funds .
One of the things for me is to try new things/Gadgets/services and when there is an enticing offer available then i will almost try it.
Since i have Amex card ,there was amex offer of spend $100 or more on Shipt and
get $50 back,its almost 50% off groceries. I had this on 2 other cards .
Now coming to the Shipt they are Grocery delivery service and currently they are deliver from few stores only one of them is Target and the other is Kroger at least in my Zip Code.
As with any delivery service they have membership fees of $99 for Year or they Have monthly membership. When i signed up there was 2 week free trial and it was good.
Now coming to prices we observed on some of them like Milk,it was almost same price as store price and few others like diapers,eggs etc were price little above. You cant use any coupons or anything on the order.But Other Thing is there are some offers like spend $30 on certain items and get $10 credit for next purchase.
Ordering is simple you need to have a total of $35 for free delivery even with Membership. You get to pick the hours and from the 3 or so orders i did i had groceries delivered almost in 2 hours.
This will work better for people who want to have groceries delivered almost immediately.As for me i like to shop and use coupons to save dollars,so i may not use it Much.
Market being so volatile presented so many buying opportunities.I have decided to average down on AT&T stock,and so I bought 18 shares of ATT @32.80 for a total for $590. with i will have 102 shares of T in my account.
This will add another $36 to my annual fund.
Another average down i did was on Gild,bought 2 shares of GILD at 67.13
This will add another $4.56 to my annual Fund.
KMB,PG are on my list of Stocks .
PG I already own some shares at higher price ,maybe time to average them down.
KMB has been on my radar for long time,looking for entry position into it.
Month 4 is in Books and almost 1/3 of the year is Gone.
This Month 14 Companies Paid me Dividends.
I have received a total of $264.42 of Dividend Income.This includes $33 received from Fundrise.
Following are the companies that paid me dividend in April 2018.
Compared to Last April my dividend income went up 36%.
so how did you guys do in the Month of April.
This month is the Tax Month ,for the first time in longtime i ended up owing taxes to Uncle SAM.
I am still continuing to contribute to 401k ,but i reduced the amount as i bought the house so i am just waiting to see expenses ,i will check in few months again to see what i could about it .
Besides these i bought 1 VZ at 47.56 and 1 SO at 44.40.
Its almost 5 days after the month end. Time to report the dividends received in march .I received dividends from 35 companies.Since this year i started reporting combined dividends from retirement accounts also.
There was some buys happened in this month Also.
Here are the following Companies that paid dividend to me.
Total Dividend Received for this Month are $1066.65
VTR Which paid me in 2017 March now pushed to April.
so how did you guys do this month.
We should see some big numbers this month from everyone in DGI Community.
Just before the end of the Quarter i added few more share of AGNC in my account.
This yield rate is very high 11.42% I added 17 shares of AGNC.
This will add another $36.72 in my annual fund.These shares were brought by dividends accumulated in the rollover account.
As this a monthly Dividend payer and with my existing shares i will add half a share each month.
I will keep it that way for now.
I picked Up D Again this is the second time i am buying.Now i can average my price down . Currently this is has been down since i bought.Also this is the pick of the DGI community now.
I picked up 12 shares of D at 68.09 for a total of 817.11 ,with this the total number of shares in D went to 22 and now my average price went down from $78.22 to $72.69 . This will add another $40 to my annual dividend fund.
This week i bought following shares.No new funds are invested currently.
2 shares of VTR @ 48.75 this will give me a dividend of 6.32.This is the first purchase in my new Tdameritrade account,as scottrade merged with them.So i was given 20 Free trades for 2 months.
I have been watching CVS for Few days and now that it went almost 3 years low price,i decided to average down my earlier prize from 72 to lower.
So this morning i bought 6 shares of CVS for $380.74 .This will add another $12 to my annual dividend Fund.
This bought My average price to to $67.82.Now total shares i own is 10.
Month 2 is in books and this was a busy month for me.I finally closed my first house and became a home owner and got Mortgage. 13 Companies paid me dividend this month to me. Total Dividends received this month are $249.27.
Compared to 2017 Feb it increased by 21%.
some of the increase in dividends is from companies raising dividends.
Here are the 13 companies that paid dividends to me.
Month of March started with a Buy for me.I purchased AFL .I made this purchase in IRA account.I don’t have a insurance stock in My portfolio. I have been waiting to buy for sometime and now the stock is about to split 2:1 I decided to buy it.And possibly my first limit order purchase.
10 shares of AFL at 88.00 for a total of 880 and 4.95 in commission.
After signing for house construction in April 2017 and it was finally closed on 2/26.It was supposed to be closed earlier last week, but it was delayed as I didn’t receive my final CD.
This is the first house we bought.We are Excited and Nervous as hell .
We did a simple housewarming afterwards.
This was reason why I was not aggressive in investing in stocks.I was holding it for down payment.Still few things pending like move utilities and getting communications to house.
Last week i bought following shares.No new funds are invested currently.
2 shares of STWD @ 20.35 this will give me a dividend of 3.84
1 share of SO at 44.52.With this i will have 31 shares of SO. This will add 2.32
Its little late,but i want to set my Goals for 2018.
These are not just financial goals.I am including Some other Development Goals.
One of My top Priority is Getting in Shape.As part of this i am including physical Goals.
GYM: 120 workouts
Last year in November as part of Groupon deal i started going to Gym,I did 12 Workouts in 2 months.This Year i am planning to get to 10 Workouts a Month.
My Fitbit Average for last year is 5.8K steps a day,would like to Bump it up to 9K steps a day.
Investment : Maxout Both 401k and Roth IRA.
Last year i was able to max out Roth IRA,but came up short on 401K due to Calculation issues. It will be interesting this year ,as i will be closing my house next month Hopefully.Still trying to MaxOut.
Courses: Finish a Course from open course or coursera. I will be picking up the course soon .I would like to invest in myself and maybe if posisbl
Dividends : I am setting up a Goal of 9K Dividends in All my accounts.Starting from this year i will include my Retirement Accounts Also.If i include all Accounts in 2017 i was at 7.3K in dividends.
Website Views: In 2017 i was able to attract close 5K total Views.Maybe we will double it this year.
New year started and i had my first purchase in Roth IRA. This year will be interesting and tough ,as i will be closing my house and not sure how much extra expenses will come. So with that out of the way the stock i purchased is getting popular in dividend world recently.Desiguy Finance and the broke dividend investor all bought the stock.
On 1/8/18 I Purchased 10 shares of D at $77.7 .This will add $30 to my account.
This is my second utility after SO.