Two of the companies in my account increased their dividend and This will add additional dollars to my account.
MO increased their dividend from 0.80 to 0.84 cents a quarter and this will add another $5 to my account .
BNS increased their dividend from 0.664 to 0.682 and this will add another another $3.6. So with these 2 increases i will get another $9 added to annual fund. Good to get all these raises from the companies.
This is like investing another $150 or more in T Shares.
In the last few weeks market presented quite a few chances to average down on some of the companies in my account.
So i Bought 3 T @ 33.55 on 8/5.
8/5 Added 1 share of MMM at 167.27
8/23 Added 1 share of MMM at 156.47
These will add another $17 to my account.
Due to multiple credit card spending requirements for meeting Bonus ,i have to slow it down on the buying till i accumulate cash in my account.These Credit card bonus have paid for my Recent Vacation in orlando . Flights were on american airlines deals,hotels were hyatt card and Universal and legoland were Sweepstakes Wins.
In other news my current company is acquired by a much bigger Company . With this they stopped deductions from paycheck for 401k. My older company didn’t have any matching programs.Newer Company has 3% matching. So hopefully will try to max out matching by the end of the year.
Summer is brutal here in texas most of the days averaging above 90F ,Month 7 in books,It seems the clock is running too fast . My oldest son just turned 8 this month . I have received dividend income from 19 different companies . Total Dividends received is $363.90 .Compared to last year this was an increase of 6%.
Some of the 401k investing is showing up in the form of BHYIX.
My july month dividend income has shown growth over the last 5 years .
Most of the new funds are going into 401k and trying to make extra mortgage payments. Some of the extra mortgage payments are done using plastiq.These earn me extra credit card rewards .
Two of the companies in my portfolio announced dividend increases.
HSY & UNP these increases add another $23 to my annual fund.This is almost like purchasing 11 new shares of T.
I hope everyone has a good July income from dividends.
Half of the year is completed and Here are the dividends received for this month. For 2019 i crossed 1000 Dollars in dividend income 2nd time. 41 Companies Paid me dividend this month.
Compared with 2018 this almost 800 dollars less . This happened due to reshuffling of my Funds in my retirement accounts and smaller dividend payment from RERGX due to no capital gain distribution like last year. Last year my retirement funds provided $1529 vs $576 this year . Some of the funds in my account doesn’t pay dividends.
Overall its not bad ,i like the progress happening in my Funds . Net worth Went up by 4% compared to June 1st.
On the last day of the quarter i added ABBV,i was watching it for last few weeks was going to add at 75 and decided to wait and with the purchase of Allergan the share price collapsed .I was itching to buy on that day and decided to see if it would go any more lower ,But it trended up and decided to add 15 shares at 71.45 with a commission of 4.95
This would bring my total ABBV Shares to 37 and reduced my average price to 77. This would add another $60 to my account.
Following are the dividends received for the month of May 2019. Total of 13 companies paid me this month for a total of $374.23. With T being the biggest contributor . AAPL a close second for this month.
Compared to last year its up 55% . it has been trending for the last 5 years slowly. Hopefully it will cross 400 Mark next May.
so how did everyone do this month. Expecting Monster numbers for all Community members next month as its quarter end.
I recently added ABBV to my account .This is a new position in my IRA account.I had it in my watch list for quite some time and i had it a limit order at 80.50 till cancelled at the end of april and it was executed this week. Had i waited 24 hrs more it would be more sweeter price.
22 Shares at 80.50 + 4.95 transaction fees bringing the total to 1775.95 . This will add another $94 to my account .The yield at my buy price is little higher at 5.3. Still have 3000 left for year to contribute.
Recently with WFC sliding ,it getting closer to my last bought price and i just added 1 share in my other account. Adding another $2 to my account.
Other Additions in my 401K .
So what are you guys adding in the last few weeks.
Time is flying on 2019 and month 3 is in books. Its a new record for me for the month of March .My first 4 digit payment for March ever .Since the start of this year i am including all my accounts for Dividends.
I received a total of $1017 ,Majority of it coming from retirement accounts. Compared to last year one of retirement account to rebalanced and this cut me around $200 in dividends for this month,but still its Good Month.
Total Dividend received this year is 1745.
I have been adding smaller amounts of shares in T,LADR, CVS,BA.
Here are the dividends received this month.
I am thinking of improving on some of these low number dividends ,but i feel they are super expensive . For example Visa i paid 90 or so and now its close to double.I may add MMM when it comes down a little.
Compared to last Year
Raw Dividend income went up from $954 to $1017 an increase of USD $63 ,6% increase.
Q1 2019 Dividend is up by 20% compared to Q1 2018.
My net worth increased by 2.4% compared to last Month.
Last week i Bought the following Stocks,only Big one was buying BA stock.I have been eyeing for long time and last week with all the news it gave me a chance to buy.I could have gotten a better price but i can’t time the market.
03/11/2019 Bought 3 LADR @ 16.8066 $50.420
03/12/2019 Bought 3 LADR @ 16.8149 $50.440
3/11/2019 Bought 3 BA @387.65 $1162.95
3/15/2019 Bought 1 GILD @65.32 65.32
I am looking at adding CVS/GILD in next few days.
These Transactions will add another $34 to my account.
Since the start of the year every weeks i have been investing in the following funds this year.I started slow compared to last year and i reduced the contribution amount.So far i have contributed only 1400 to my 401k and not even started on the Roth Ira contribution.
This year i picked a bond from our options BHYIX and started adding funds in RERGX.
All those funds will add around $50 in dividends.
In my regular trading account added 5 shares of LADR @ 17.95 this is more than i wanted to pay and i had few trades expiring in the account ,so made the purchase. This is a new position which i like build out using the dividends received in the account. This will add another $11 to the annual fund.
Most of new funds will added either in my robinhood Account and Roth Ira account.
So over all i will add another $61 to my annual Funds from these new purchases.
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.
As part of my frugal savings ,recently i started using the ohmconnect ,some of the other Apps i use are Ibotta,receiptpal,fetch rewards. Now all of them are not the same level of savings. During the last few months of the summer i have been seeing high electric usage due to AC and high fan usage. Started looking into how to reduce my electric bill or are there any options . This is where ohmconnect comes, from there website it mentions when there is high usage either we generate more electricity using not clean methods or try to save power by lower usage.
Ohmconnect asks us to reduce the power usage by incentivizing with points and which can be redeemed for Amazon gift card or paypal cash.Typically they ask to you reduce power usage 1 hour a day and this hour is called “OHMHOUR” and maybe 3 or 4 times a week. Based on how much usage you reduce you get base points and if you are on some of kind of streak then there is another bonus and finally depending upon the your membership level you get more bonus.
Since i joined i participated in 5 Ohm Hours and currently my savings are at $9 and my recent hour needs to updated with points
100 points =1 dollar
so my last ohmhour produced me a saving of $5 for that hour.
I also got a $10 for joining using a referral and i referred a neighbor got $20.
Things i do to save during the ohmhour is try to switch of the non important things ,or plug off laptops,TV,charging etc.
One of the thing is its not available in all state ,only CA and TX with smart meter hookup.This way they can connect to your meter and get the readings.
I read the AMA of the founder and its interesting answers more questions how they save and make money.