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.
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.
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.
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.
This month is seeing a lot of action in my account . For this Buy no New Funds were added.All the dividends collected in last few months in this account are used to Buy the stock.
23 Shares of NLY at the rate of 10.65 and 4.95 in commision. This will add another $27.6 to my account.
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.
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.
Bought 0.067 MSFT @ 100.8883
Bought 0.109 JNJ @ 123.5069
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.
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.
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.
So how did you guys do in my dividend Family.
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.