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Monthly Dividend Income: May 2014

My favorite post to write each month. 🙂 This is when I get to share all my dividend income for the previous month. These dividends are what I’ll eventually use to live off of when I become financially independent.

I share these figures along with monthly income/expenses to not only track my progress towards financial independence but also to hopefully show others that it is possible to get started with dividend growth investing with a low income. The hardest part is weathering the first few years of small dividend payments and allow the compounding snowball to get rolling.

Here is May’s dividend income from my 3 stock investment accounts: Roth IRA, Loyal3, and Taxable Brokerage. I automatically reinvest all dividends in my Roth and selectively reinvest dividends, combining them with fresh capital every month or two, in my other accounts.

Roth IRA

AT&T (T): $12.28-reinvested into .344 shares @ $35.67 per share.

Apple (AAPL): $6.75-reinvested into .011 shares @ $592.23 per share.

Realty Income (O): $2.82-reinvested into .065 shares @ $43.01 per share.

Kinder Morgan Inc.: $13.86-reinvested into .415 shares @ $33.36 per share.

Loyal3

No dividends this month.

Taxable Brokerage

AT&T (T): $18.86

Realty Income (O): $19.89

May Total: $74.46. A new monthly high! 🙂 Just by a couple bucks, beating March’s numbers. With 5 months down I’ve now received $294.70 for the year. I can probably now safely say I won’t be hitting my goal of $1000 in dividends this year but with projected annual dividends approaching 1k, I should be able to reach that figure for sure next year. Oh, well, as long as I am making progress. 😉

 

Full Disclosure: I am long T, AAPL, O, and KMI. This post is not intended to be a buy or sell recommendation on any stock mentioned and is designed to be used for educational/entertainment purposes only. Only you are responsible for your investing and I always encourage you to conduct your own research prior to investing. Please see mydisclaimer page for more information.

How was your May for dividend income (or portfolio gains for any growth investors)? Do you have any dividend income goals you are trying to reach this year?

Monthly Dividend Income: February 2014

Each month I plan on sharing all of my income received from dividends. These dividends are what I’ll eventually use to live off of when I become financially independent.

Here is February’s dividend income from my 3 stock investment accounts: Brokerage, Roth IRA, and Loyal3. I collect all dividends in my taxable brokerage account as cash and manually reinvest them along with new contributions each month either in the same account or into my Loyal3 account. All dividends are automatically reinvested into the same stocks in my Roth.

Dividends Received

Brokerage: $41.35

AT&T (T): $18.86

Realty Income (O): $19.86

Powershares Financial Preferred (PGF): $2.63

Roth IRA: $21.12

AT&T (T): $12.11-reinvested into .374 shares @ $32.37 per share.

Apple (AAPL): $6.23-reinvested into .011 shares @ 540.21 per share.

Realty Income (O): $2.78-reinvested into .066 shares @ $41.70 per share.

Loyal3: $0. No dividends yet as this is still a fairly new account that I just opened in January.

February Total: $62.47. This was a good month as I received dividends from AT&T, one of my larger holdings and I got a nice increase from Realty Income as I purchased more shares in January. This brings my 2014 year to date total at $98.45 or 9.8% of my goal of $1000 in dividend income for the year. Although 1000 seems like an unreachable goal based off of these first few months, I remain confident I’ll be able to reach it (or at least come very close 😉 ). My dividend income should start increasing in the coming months as I start getting dividends from all my new KO purchases and once I get back to investing half of my take home pay once I get all my apartment money saved up.

 

Full Disclosure: I am long T, O, PGF, and AAPL. This post is not intended to be a buy or sell recommendation on any stock mentioned and is designed for educational purposes only. Only you are responsible for your investing and I always encourage you to conduct your own research prior to investing. Good luck!

How was your February for dividend income? Do you have any dividend income goals you are trying to reach this year?