Here it is…..the moment we have all been waiting for….time to review the dividend income summaries from all of YOU in the community. But this isn’t just an ordinary dividend review. No, it is a review of THE BEST DIVIDEND MONTH OF THE YEAR. We’re expecting insane growth rates, records to be set, as the fruits of all of our labor and the benefit of crazy mutual fund payouts. We wish we could include everyone in the community in the article, trust us. But unfortunately, time does not allow us to include every summary that we have read of commented on over the last few months (especially as two CPAs in the heart of our busy season). So please don’t take it personally! Without further ado, time to dive in an check our our December Dividend Income Summary from YOU the bloggers!
Passive Income Mavericks – $843.71 – Making moves. Funny that you brought up BHP Billiton (BBL), the name that haunts 2016! Great growth and congrats, keep it up, you’ll cross the 4 digit mark soon enough.
Race 2 Retirement – $1,774.04 – Uhm.. the fact that I had to scroll down quite a bit just to read all of the dividend payers speaks for itself. Just phenomenal. WOW. Congratulations, almost at the $2k for the month! Cannot wait to see how far you leap over $20K in dividends next year. Thanks for the inspiration.
Time in the Market – $2,863.74 – TITM….are you kidding?? Looks like the mutual fund/ETFs came through in a massive way for you as you amassed nearly $7,000 in dividends in 2016. A very interesting take in your article as well about the dynamics of your portfolio!
Passive Income Dude – $2,385 – Talk about setting a new personal record, congrats on the awesome freaking month! You said in your article that you hope this serves as motivation/inspiration for your readers, and all we have to say here is YOU BET IT DOES!!
Dividends Are Coming – 121.48 Euros – DAC, nice month and end to the year! Love the fact that you are receiving dividends from some strong dividend staples. You’ll have to let us know how Shoe Dog is via book review or messages, we are always looking for good books to read!
A Frugal Family Journey – $225.16 – AFFJ, congrats, 22 companies sending checks your way is awesome! Keep it up and you’re on your way to bigger and better dividend checks.
My Dividend Pipeline – $757.09 – Did we read that right? No not the dividend income figure for the month (which is amazing) but the fact that MDP CRUSH IT and added $25,700 to his portfolio in December? ARE YOU KIDDING? Talk about heading into 2017 with a full head of steam.
Investment Hunting – $796.87 (Dividends only here!!) – Great job this month IH, as ~15% growth rate is phenomenal; you are closer and closer to hitting $1K in divvys for a month! Congrats, also, on the option premiums. Good luck into 2017!
Dividend Life – $1,838 – Dividend Life entered the month needing only $1,008 to surpass the 2016 target. Then……DL CRUSHES IS! Oh yeah, and DL posted a 58% increase in income compared to the same month in 2015. We’ve got two words to say about that…..HECK YEAH!
DivHut -$687.19 – A strong month for DH, posting a 35% increase compared to last year. Best part is that Keith’s month pushing him over the $6,000 in actual dividends received during the year! It was a close call, so congrats on the big accomplishment Keith!
Adam @ I Want To Retire Soon – $197.19 – The dividend snowball keeps on rolling for Adam. Before you know it, your forward dividend income is going to blow past the $2,000 in projected dividend income mark. Keep up the great work!
Divnomics – 136.90 Euro – Oh man, only a 73% increase compared to last year?? Congrats on the nice month and that is how you finish the year out strong! Can’t wait to see what will happen to your dividend income once you finally sell your car!
Dividend Lord – $195.48 – We agree, great progress! a 24.2% YOY increase in December and 9.5% increase in YTD dividends in 2016 compared to 2015. Get ready to see some amazing growth in 2017 and see yourself setting some more records!
No More Waffles – $253.41 – The old post my dividend income summary then discuss my 2017 goals in the same article trick! Kidding, kidding. 2016 was an awesome year for NMW, seeing passive income totals increase 50% compared to the same time last year. Congrats on the progress and hopefully you can keep that up in 2017!!
Dividend Pig – $464.13 – You weren’t kidding ,Santa pig definitely brought some bacon for the holiday season (Couldn’t resist the cheesy pig puns). While you didn’t hit your goal this year, which is always tough, you learned a very valuable investing lesson about timing the market that every single investor that will read this article has experienced at some point in their investing career. Keep your head up and CRUSH it in 2017!!
Our Dime Our Time – $125.96 – Posting a strong finish to the year! On the doorstep of $1,000 and will definitely crush that mark by this point next year.
Dividend Income Builder – $82.26 – This is DIB’s second ever monthly dividend update! DIB received dividends from five separate ETFs this December, and while some of the ETFs reduced their dividend, DIB is still building a solid foundation for future years!
Tawcan – $1,185.90 – WOAH! We love the chart in the middle showing your monthly dividend income totals for the last six years. It really shows your progress and the power of dividend reinvesting. Congrats on finishing off 2016 strong Tawcan!
Mr. Tako Escapes – $8,288.35 – You described your dividend income as substantial in December, and we would like to think that is quite the understatement! Gotta respect how you explicitly state here in your article that you don’t chase yield to achieve this amount. A very important lesson for all dividend investors out there!
Two Investing – $785.70 – A 62% year over year increase is one heck of a way to finish the year strong. Congrats on crushing it! It is always nice to see so many common names on a dividend stock listing.
Dividend Niche – $19.34 – A 53% increase and a new dividend record. That is how you end the year Niche! Keep up the great work and that percentage increase will be even greater by December 2017!
Dividend Hawk – $766.10 – That is a lot of money to receive from some amazing dividend growth stocks/Dividend Aristocrats! Oh yeah, it is “just” a 47% increase from last year. Great work Hawk!
We end this article by saying the same thing every month, and that is because you all continue to amaze us. Look at the dollar amounts that were discussed in this article?? No wonder every dividend investor cannot wait until December! The people in this wonderful community are accomplishing some amazing things here. We leave this post inspired by all of the progress and motivated as heck to continue pushing our way towards financial freedom. Now, it is time to conclude with our four favorite words here, and let’s put them into action in 2017….EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR COUNTS!
Thank you all for an amazing year. Cannot wait to see what all of us are going to accomplish in 2017!
-Lanny and Bert, The Dividend Diplomats