We first published this article in May and have not looked back since! We are a community here and are all focused on the same end goal: achieving financial freedom through dividend investing. We all share our successes and encourage each other to push ourselves to the max so we can reach the end goal as soon as possible. This article will contain a summary of August Dividend Income blog posts throughout the community. The list is in no particular order and if we inadvertently omitted our income summary, please share your results in the comments section and we will do our best to include you going forward. Let’s take a look at how this wonderful community of bloggers performed in August!
The Two of Us– In July, Lanny was the victor as he narrowly edged Bert out. This month, Bert did not have a special dividend from Kraft to close the gap between the differences in our portfolios. Lanny won by a large margin, amassing $287 in dividend income in August while Bert earned $133.
Dividend Hustler – $1,104.79 – Hustler had an awful dividend month, earning only $1,104.79 in dividend income. That’s chump change! Obviously I’m kidding here. Talk about an amazing month. Nice job Hustler! Keep on investing and building Hustler Incorporated. You’ll hit your goal before you know it at this rate.
Dividend Mantra – $528.80 – Jason eclipsed $500 in monthly dividends for the 10th time and there may be no looking back now. Like many of us, Jason pumped a lot of capital into his portfolio over the last few months which should set the table for another 20% YOY increase in August 2016.
DivHut – $373.27– DivHut experienced some pretty intense dividend growth rates over the last year in his regular, Roth, and IRA accounts. The fruits of a ton of investing over the last year are really starting to pay off for DivHut!
Captain Dividend – $309.01 – Captain Dividend set a dividend income record this month. Congrats Captain! The best part is you are hopefully going to break your dividend income record each month or each quarter as your portfolio and dividend income continue to grow. That’s the beauty of investing in companies that pay a strong, growing dividend income stream. Keep up the amazing progress!
Dividend Growth Journey – $177.35 – Last month, many of us benefited from a massive Kraft special dividend. This month, Dividend Growth Journey had a nice special dividend from a restaurant we are all familiar with…Cracker Barrel. Heck, I didn’t even know they were public let alone paid a special dividend.
Dividend Empire – $60.69 in empire portfolio and $104.02 in retirement portfolio. Amazing progress here Empire! What’s crazy is that this is only Dividend Empire’s 4th month of receiving dividends…that’s right, the fourth month. He is way ahead of where we were when the two of us began dividend investing!
Ryan at My Dividend Growth – $180.76 – Ryan posted a 121% year over year August dividend growth rate. Not a bad day at the office. What’s also worth noting is that Ryan crossed a milestone here, receiving $1,000 in dividends in a calendar year for the first time. Congrats and enjoy your wedding and honeymoon!.
Dividend Gremlin – $67.45 – Gremlin had an action packed month, seeing his dividend income increase nearly 10%, buying some nice companies during the downturn, and earning a huge new work certification. Don’t forget blogging on top of that. Great month Gremlin and hopefully you enjoyed your trip to the Buckeye State!
Roadmap to Retire – 673 CAD, $508 USD – As I mentioned last month, I love R2R’s monthly summaries as it offers broader passive income update, which consists of website income, dividend income, and any other side hustles. In total, R2R realized 289 CAD in dividend income, meaning over half of R2R’s income comes from other sources. Talk about a diversified passive income stream.
Div4Son – $168.94 – D4S had another very busy month with nearly $6,000 in net purchases. D4S is another individual who is relatively new to the dividend investing game, passing his one year anniversary in August, and is just KILLING it! Congrats on the amazing first year and hopefully there are many more to follow!
For those of you tallying, in total, the two of us and all the other bloggers listed in the article earned over $4,003 in dividend income. The bottom line here is that we are all making AMAZING progress in our relentless pursuit of financial freedom. To steal a quote from Dividend Mantra’s August article, the progress is real. The best part is…this is just the beginning!
-The Dividend Diplomats