As usual i received my Q3 Dividends from Fundrise on October 9th and i reinvested the dividends back into the eREITs. I received a total of $37.47 . Compared to 2018 its 40 cents less.The main difference seems to be the advisory fees.
For this year i received and overall dividends received.
Anyone else invested in fundrise or similar platforms.
October provided some chances to buy stocks.
On 10/1/19 1 share of MMM was purchased at 158.26
10/3/19 2 shares of MMM were purchased at $151.46.
10/3 /19 8 shares of MO @ 40.40 were purchased.
These purchases will bring my total MMM shares to 17 . Both these purchases will add another $43 to my account.
September 2019 is in books and almost you can see the year end .Summer has been brutal here in texas ,last 3 months were extremely hot . This september i hit an high for dividends for the month of the september and i hit 4 digits for september. This month i got paid $1178 from 41 companies. Almost receiving $40 a day which is nice ,it’s like working another 4 hrs at $10.
Finally crossed 5000 in dividends for this year and since i started tracking dividends in 2014 i have crossed 32K in total dividends,got to see if i can cross 35k for the year 2019 and maybe 50k in total dividends received for all years since 2014. These are some high goals.
Big contributor for this month dividends are from the retirement accounts.
Biggest payee in taxable accounts is BBL,i received more than $100.
Compared to last few years this year the growth has slowed down,as i have been not investing like before.
Compared to 2018 dividends increased by 4.9%. Other than Dividend reinvestments no significant investments happened in this month . Waiting for the new 401K to start with the new company so i can start investing in it.
So how did everyone did in september.
Following companies in my account announced dividend increases in last few weeks.
BBL : They increased the september payment from 1.26 to 1.56 . I have 67 shares of BBL so this will increase my dividend by $20.
MSFT : Increased its dividend from 0.46/quarter to 0.51/quarter and this will add another $3.2 in my account.
O: The increase is small like 60 cents for my 25 shares.
Overall these increases added $23 to my account .
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.
Here are the dividends received for the month of August in my account.15 Companies paid dividends during this month and almost $14 a day.Total dividends received this month are $429.86.
T is the biggest contributor for me this month with AAPL close second .Compared with last August this was 54% increase ,i have been adding T for last few quarters and trying to get it 200 Shares.
Due to market fluctuations and some credit card spending to meet spending thresholds for bonus this month ,my Networth reduced by 2.25% .
so how did everyone do this month.
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.
This week i made the following additions and subtractions to my account.
7/15 1 Share of MO purchased $48.95
7/16 1 Share of WFC purchased at 45.70.
7/19 15 Shares of ABBV at $68.8 . This will bring total shares to 52 in my account . With this purchase i maxed out Roth IRA. This stock is the pick of DGI community now 1.
All these purchases will add another $69 in dividends to my account.
I will pause Buying for few weeks ,to get things in order.