JULY BUY I -PRU

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.

 

 

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June Dividend Report

Month 6 is in books and Half year is gone. This month  has been a record for me .For the first Time  since i started Tracking  my dividend income , i never got 2K in a month.

Thing to remember is now i started combining all the dividends received.

Over 25 Companies  have paid dividend  to me this month. The total Received this month is $2035.

Since last month i started DRIPPING all dividends into their stocks in all accounts.

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So overall it has been a good Month  and i see the fruits of the last few years .Dividends are slowly rolling in without lot of new Funds.

Compared to 2017  you can see dividends increased by 40%. I think mostly the increase came from new funds and some of it from increases in existing stocks.

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My biggest Dividend payer for this month is Rergx with $894.

I hope our Dividend Community  have big numbers for this Month.

Ready to read all of dividend income reports.

BUY -SBUX

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.

I have noticed one other dividend investor loading up on SBUX.

 

 

Recent Purchases T,MSFT,JNJ

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.

06/15/18 $6.72
Bought 0.067 MSFT @ 100.8883
06/13/18 $13.50
Bought 0.109 JNJ @ 123.5069

Recent Buys T,PG

If you have noticed recently ,most of my funds are being diverted to 401K.I am still adding shares from Drip and some addition of funds.

In last few days i bought  following shares .

3 Shares of T at average of $33.3  .This will add $6 to my annual Fund.

1 Share of PG at average of $73.94 and this already my average price and will add another $2.84

Overall without new funds,i was able to use my dividends and add another $8.84 For the annual Fund.

May Dividend Report

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.

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Compared to May 17 this year i am up by 21%  .

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My top 3 Dividend Payers for this month are AAPL,T,CAT with 56% contribution to my monthly dividend income.

So how did you guys do in my dividend Family.

May 401K Purchases

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.401k

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 .

Shipt Grocery Delivery Review

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.
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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.

May Buys -AT&T(T)&GILD

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.

April Dividend Income

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.
Aprild

Compared to Last April my dividend income went up 36%.
so how did you guys do in the Month of April.

April Purchases

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 .

April 401k

Besides these i bought 1 VZ at 47.56 and 1 SO at 44.40.

March Dividend Income

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.
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so how did you guys do this month.
We should see some big numbers this month from everyone in DGI Community.

Q1 Final Buy -AGNC

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.
AGNC
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.

Recent Investment –D

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.
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What have you been picking up?

BUY -VTR

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.

6 Dollars will be added my annual fund.

Recent Buy –CVS

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.

March 401K Purchases

I have made following Purchases in with my last 1 paystub. I have increased my contribution percentage,so that i can max out Quickly.

VFIAX: 1.122 Shares at $249.89 will add close to 4.9 dollars in dividend

PABGX: .9129 share @102.69 will add close to 2.3 dollars in dividend.

VIMAX: 0.4887 Share @ 191.82 will add around 1.2 dollars in dividends.

VSIAX: 3.36 shares @ 55.76 will add another $ 3.4 in dividends.

VTMGX: 19.8 shares @14.18 will add another $7.6 in dividends.

A total of $937 invested in 401k and it will result in $20 dividends to Annual Fund.

February Dividend Report

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%.
fe some of the increase in dividends is from companies raising dividends.

Here are the 13 companies that paid dividends to me.
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How did you guys do this month.

March BUY- AFL

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.

This will add $20 to my annual Dividend fund.

Finally closed my First House

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.

My first Mortage payment will be on April 1st .

BUYS & Dividend Hikes

I bought 2 shares of SO at 43.9 . With this purchase total shares i own for so went to 33 and this will add another $4.64 to my account.

There have been few more dividend increases announced for some of the stocks i own.

CSCO from 0.29 to 0.33 since i have 56 shares this will add another $8.96 to my annual Fund.

KO announced dividend Hike from 0.37 to 0.39 and I own 22 KO Shares ,this will add another 1.76 to Dividend Fund.

UNP went up from 0.665 to 0.73 and with me Owning 48 shares ,this will add another $12.48 to my fund.

GILD is went up from 0.52 to 0.57 and i have 32 shares adding another $6.4 to fund .

So all dividend increases will add $29.6 to my annual fund with out any new Funds .

How did you guys do with the hikes.

Jan 2018 401K Buys

These are purchases in my retirement account and taxable account.

401K Buys

VFIAX:  .9 Shares at $258.89 will add close to 4 dollars in dividend

PABGX: 0.76  share @101.9  will add close to 40 cents in dividend.

VIMAX: 0.39 Shares @ 198.94 will add around 1 dollars in dividends.

VSIAX:  2.6 shares @ 58.62  will add another $ 2.5 in dividends.

VTMGX: 15.5 shares @15.10 will add another $6 in  dividends.

A total of 770 dollars was invested this  period in 401K .

two more share of T,With this Total Shares of T are 80.

This will add a total of $14 to my annual Fund.

2018 GOALS

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.

What do you Guys think.

First Buy -D

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.

December Dividend Report

2017 is  in Books and Final Income is in books. 23 Companies paid me in December .

This is a new record for December for last 3 years. Total Dividends received in December is 477.18. Here is the list of companies that paid me  this Month.

 Date Stock $
 1-Dec WFC 29.65
 10-Dec TGT 35.34
 15-Dec FLO 24.31
 18-Dec VFC 23.92
 28-Dec GILD 16.64
 1-Dec KO 1.26
 8-Dec AGNC 5.02
 8-Dec AMGN 28.95
 12-Dec JNJ 55.21
 13-Dec UL 42.48
 15-Dec HSY 19.94
 20-Dec RDS 48.05
 2-Dec SBUX 7.8
 8-Dec ADM 6.08
 23-Dec nov 2.1
 28-Dec UNP 31.92
 28-Dec TROW 29.07
 15-Dec O 5.3
 29-Dec KO 8.14
 14-Dec MSFT 6.72
 11-Dec CVX 27
 5-Dec SO 17.4
 5-Dec V 4.88

 
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This 10% increase compare to last December.

So How Did everyone do this Month.

Final 401K Buys

These are Final purchases in my retirement account and taxable account.I can still buy from 1 paycheck,but they will be deposited in Jan2018.

401K Buys

VFIAX:  .94 Shares at $244.44 will add close to 4 dollars in dividend

PABGX: 0.81  share @95.52  will add close to 40 cents in dividend.

VIMAX: 0.41 Shares @ 190.84 will add around 1 dollars in dividends.

VSIAX:  2.7 shares @ 56.89  will add another $ 2.5 in dividends.

VTMGX: 16.5 shares @14.24 will add another $6 in  dividends.

A total of 750 dollars was invested this  period in 401K .

Two shares of T,With this Total Shares of T are 77.

This will add a total of $18 to my annual Fund.

DEC 401K Buys

These are purchases in my retirement account and taxable account.

401K Buys

VFIAX:  .96 Shares at $243.64 will add close to 4 dollars in dividend

PABGX: 0.81  share @95.36  will add close to 40 cents in dividend.

VIMAX: 0.41 Shares @ 188.84 will add around 1 dollars in dividends.

VSIAX:  2.7 shares @ 56.62  will add another $ 2.5 in dividends.

VTMGX: 16.5 shares @14.20 will add another $6 in  dividends.

A total of 750 dollars was invested this  period in 401K .

One more share of T,With this Total Shares of T are 75.

This will add a total of $14 to my annual Fund.

November Dividend Report

Month 11  is in books and the time to report dividends.This month CVS started paying me dividend.This month 11 companies paid me $200.21 in dividends.

Date   Company Dividend
11/1/2017 T 27.93
11/15/2017 PG 17.24
11/15/2017 O 5.3
11/16/2017 AAPL 63
11/1/2017 DE 15.12
11/9/2017 AGNC 4.98
11/15/2017 NNN 2.85
11/15/2017 HRL 7.82
11/20/2017 CAT 39.45
11/1/2017 VZ 15.02
3-Nov CVS 1.5

Compared to 2016 November ,it is an increase of 68%.November
So how did you guys do this month.

 

Almost Final 401K Buys -VFIAX,PAGBX

These are purchases in my retirement account and taxable account.

401K Buys

VFIAX:  .98 Shares at $239.03 will add close to 4 dollars in dividend

PABGX: 0.81  share @96.28  will add close to 40 cents in dividend.

VIMAX: 0.42 Shares @ 186.42 will add around 1 dollars in dividends.

VSIAX:  2.82 shares @ 55.46  will add another $ 2.5 in dividends.

VTMGX: 16.6 shares @14.12 will add another $6 in  dividends.

A total of 750 dollars was invested this  period in 401K .

This almost final full investment and next  paycheck will be smaller buys,due to maxing out.

This will add a total of $14 to my annual Fund.

Recent Buys -T,TGT,GBTC

November has been slow month in terms of buying for me.

I started dripping into T and TGT .

Bought 1 share of T at 34.33 ,this will add 1.96

Bought 1 Share of  TGT at 55.10 ,this will add 2.48

and purchased 6 shares of GBTC at 940/share.

Both these purchases will add 4.44 to my annual fund.

 

October Dividend Report

Month 10 is in books and its that time of the month to report the  dividends for the last Month.

Total Dividends received for this month are $144.4 not including the fundrise dividend payout of 41 dollars.If its included the total jumps to $185.

Compared to 2016 it increased by close to 9%.

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So how did you guys do this month.

 

 

Buy -T and Dividend Hike -VFC

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With the share price of T down i added 12 more shares to my robinhood Account over 2 different days.With this the total number of shares i own for ATT is 69,trying to push it to to 100.

10/25/17 7 shares of T at 33.69 = 235.83

10/24/17 5 Shares of T at 35.05= 175 .25

This will add another $24 to my annual fund.

VFC has announced a dividend Hike of 10% ,since i own 52 shares this add another 8.32  to my annual fund, This is like investing  140 dollars in T.

So overall 32 dollars are added my annual Dividends.

 

Buys and Dividend Hike -CVS,PABGX

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These are purchases in my retirement account and taxable account.

401K Buys

VFIAX:  .99  Shares at $236.62 will add close to 4 dollars in dividend

PABGX: 0.83  share @93.95 will add close to 40 cents in dividend.

VIMAX: 0.4233 Shares @ 184.54 will add around 1 dollars in dividends.

VSIAX:  2.81 shares @ 55.42  will add another $ 2.5 in dividends.

VTMGX: 16.55 shares @14.16 will add another $6 in  dividends.

A total of 750 dollars was invested this  period in 401K and additional 200 in robinhood.

Also Added small position in CVS  ,3 shares at $75.08 .This will add another  $6 to my annual fund.

Visa increased their dividend and this add another 3 dollars in dividend for my annual fund.This is like investing close to $160 in VTMGX.

This will add a total of $23 to my annual Fund.

Q3 -401K- Final Buys

These are purchases in my retirement account and taxable account.with the market going up the amount shares purchased each pay period is going down slightly.

401K Buys

VFIAX: 1.0 Shares at $232.29 will add close to 4 dollars in dividend

PABGX: 0.84  share @92.31 will add close to 40 cents in dividend.

VIMAX: 0.425 Shares @ 183.69 will add around 1.2 dollars in dividends.

VSIAX:  2.81 shares @ 55.41  will add another $ 3 in dividends.

VTMGX: 16.7 shares @13.96 will add another $6.2 in  dividends.

A total of 750 dollars was invested this  period.

Getting close to the yearly limit .
This will add another 15 dollars my annual fund.

September Dividend Report

One more month in book and just 3 more  left to round up the year 2017.

This Month income is my all time record for Single Month in my 2.5 years of Dividend Journey.

With this months income included i crossed  my 2016 Whole year dividend Income.

A total of 28 companies paid dividend This month to me.

Total received for this Month is $657.14

Total Dividends received in 2017 So far are $2766.12 with this i cross 2016 totals.

GWW paid me for  the first time this month.

9/1/2017 GWW $115.20
9/1/2017 KR $1.25
9/1/2017 WFC $29.65
9/5/2017 WMT $8.67
9/5/2017 V $4.13
9/6/2017 SO $17.40
9/6/2017 UL $41.70
9/7/2017 adm $6.08
9/8/2017 AGNC $4.89
9/8/2017 AMGN $28.95
9/10/2017 TGT $15.50
9/11/2017 TGT $18.60
9/11/2017 CVX $27
9/12/2017 JNJ $55.21
9/14/2017 MSFT $6.24
9/15/2017 O $5.29
9/15/2017 HSY $19.94
9/15/2017 FLO $24.14
9/18/2017 RDSB $47.00
9/18/2017 RDSA $1.03
9/18/2017 BCS $5.30
9/18/2017 VFC $21.84
9/27/2017 BBL 55.9
9/28/2017 TROW $29.07
9/28/2017 GILD $16.64
9/29/2017 VTR $19.38
9/29/2017 UNP $29.04
9/29/2017 NOV 2.1

 

This is 55% increase over my 2016 September.

15-Sep 16-Sep 17-Sep
126.76 423.83 657.14

 

So how did you guys do for this Month.

401k Purchases -VFIAX,PABGX,VSIAX

These are purchases in my retirement account and taxable account.

401K Buys

VFIAX: 1.01 Shares at $231.46 will add close to 4 dollars in dividend

PABGX: 0.85  share @91.283 will add close to 40 cents in dividend.

VIMAX: 0.43 Shares @ 180.71 will add around 1.2 dollars in dividends.

VSIAX:  2.89 shares @ 53.42  will add another $ 3 in dividends.

VTMGX: 16.8 shares @13.9 will add another $6.2 in  dividends.

A total of 750 dollars was invested this  period.

Getting close to the yearly limit .
This will add another 15 dollars my annual fund.

September Purchases -vfiax,pabgx

These are purchases in my retirement account and taxable account.

401K Buys

VFIAX: 1.02 Shares at $228.59 will add close to 4 dollars in dividend

PABGX: 0.867  share @89.83 will add close to 40 cents in dividend.

VIMAX: 0.4387 Shares @ 178.21 will add around 1.2 dollars in dividends.

VSIAX:  2.98 shares @ 52.32  will add another $ 3 in dividends.

VTMGX: 17.1 shares @13.65 will add another $6.2 in  dividends.

A total of 750 dollars was invested this  period.

Getting close to the yearly limit .
This will add another 15 dollars my annual fund.

August Dividend Report

One more month is in book and we almost coming to end of the year.College football season just started and my College (SMU) will start their season today.

For this Month 11 companies paid me for a total of $202 ,this a new high for the Month of August .Compared to 2016 this a 15% increase in the August Dividend income.
Big contributor for this month income is AAPL.
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Year over comparison for the last 3 years.
August

How did you guys do this Month.

August Purchases -T,pabgx

These are purchases in my retirement account and taxable account.

401K Buys

VFIAX: 1.04 Shares at $224.59 will add close to 4 dollars in dividend

PABGX: 0.887  share @88 will add close to 40 cents in dividend.

VIMAX: 0.447 Shares @ 174.72 will add around 1.2 dollars in dividends.

VSIAX:  3.05 shares @ 51.19  will add another $ 3 in dividends.

VTMGX: 17.4 shares @13.47 will add another $6.2 in  dividends.

1 share of T at 38.18 this will add another 1.96 in dividends

A total of 818 dollars was invested this  period.

Getting close to the yearly limit .
This will add another 17 dollars my annual fund.