December Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

Another month has passed by and you know what that means…time to check out how well us and others in the community performed in December.  This is our favorite month to receive dividends since we get those massive (hopefully) capital gains distributions from our mutual funds.  So we are expecting to see many records here folks!   Let’s have a look at DEcember’s dividend income summary from YOU the bloggers!  Each name has a link to each blogger’s respective income article, so please click the link if you want to read about their month in great detail. 

Capital Dividend – $285.71 – NICE!  I see you made some big moves Capitain, ay ay Matee!  Nice dividend growth from prior year and your total growth of 2015 vs 2014 overall of 32% is astounding!  As you said it – the growth rate as a percentage may be smaller than 2014 from 2013, but the $ is much bigger.  Great finish!

Two Investing – $483.47 – Whoa, whoa, OKAY, Okay.  I see ADM, AFL, EMR, JNJ, KO and TGT in there.  AKA some big dividend aristocrats, some that us Diplomats love.  Heck, that covers Bert’s watch list and the majority of his five “Always Buy” stocks.  Great overall spread as well across quite a few companies, and great triple digit $ growth from last year this month.  You are poised to a great 2016 for sure.

IWTRS (I Want to Retire Soon) – $129.95 – Guess what?  So do we.  Guess who is on track to retire soon?  YOU.  Boom.  That’s all I have to say.  Keep it up, make it happen and don’t look back.

MDP My Dividend Pipeline – $931.67 – Damn.  Wow.  You may have had a drop, but that is still a mass amount of cash coming in.  Don’t worry, 2016 will be your year.  It’ll be okay.

DivHut – $509.69  – WHOA!!!  A 54% increase in total for the year versus 2014.  Congratulations DivHut, great year overall.  Additionally, you had increases across the board for December, perfect.  I see you had a lot from Aflac (AFL) – love them right now at their valuation and as an aristocrat, is hard to beat.  Keep it up into 2016.

Div4Son $403 – Capping off an impressive first year Div4Son set a new record in terms of dividend income and just crushed it in December.   This story is really fun to follow as his dividend income is growing at an INSANE growth rate.    Can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for you!

Dividend Hawk – $1,459.28 –   Holy Smokes!  Great freaking month Dividend Hawk!  Your monthly income report has represented our various “Top 5” stock lists as we see many of the names that have appeared on our screeners over the years.  Those are some impressive, strong companies that will just be pumping out dividend income for years to come.  

Dividend Hustler – $2,867 – The man, the myth, the legend….Ty once again KILLED it in December, receiving just shy of $3,000 in dividend income.  The best part is that Ty just barely crossed the mark of receiving $30,000 in dividend income since his portfolio’s inception.  Congrats Ty!  The best part is that he is already making moves in 2016 and I can’t wait to see where this number is at the same time next year.

Dividend Beginner – $92.01 – Wow!  So close to topping $100 in dividend income received in your first year of investing.  Great month Beginner!  Relatively new to the dividend investing game, Beginner is making moves in year one and is setting the table for his future.  Just wait till the power of re-invested dividends arrives and begins to take over.

Vivianne @Well Rounded Investor – $642.13 – Bottom line…a no-nonsense month right here as Vivianne took care of business.  There is one impressive nugget from Vivianne’s article, her dividend’s covered 47.7% of her expenses in December.  That’s a difference maker right there and shows that she is nearly half way towards achieving financial freedom!  One of the many reasons that we strive to save 60% of our income here (with varying degrees of success).

Cheesy Finance – 365 Euroes or $398 – Another website that shows exponential dividend growth.  Another example of a dividend investor setting the table for financial freedom.   A fun blog that we have stumbled on and started visiting regularly recently!

Investment Hunting – $690.77 –  Finishing out the year strong, IH set a new record in terms of dividend income received.  Check out the name of the companies listed in the article, those are some solid foundation stocks to build a dividend portfolio on.  Way to finish 2015 in style!

The Two of Us – In December, Bert received $1,103 in dividend income and Lanny received $1,708 in dividend income.  It is always fun when the two of us have a close competition and it provides for a great month of smack talking each other!

We say this every time, but man there is some impressive dividend income in this article!   Everyone in this online community are accomplishing great things and setting the table for financial freedom.  2015 was a great year and it seems that we all took care of business and pushed ourselves to invest as much as possible to get the dividend snowball rolling at a young age!  So everyone, LET’S GO and push ourselves even harder in 2016.  For every record you set, let’s aim to break it once again!

-Lanny and Bert, The Dividend Diplomats

27 thoughts on “December Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers!

  1. Really liking these roundups. Some great performance all round from everyone in teh community to ring out the end of the year. Thanks for compiling and sharing Lanny & Bert.

    Wishing everyone a continued success in 2016 and beyond.


    • Thanks R2R! you aren’t kidding, the community has killed it recently and everyone finished off the year in some strong fashion. We are all doing some amazing things here and I love how everyone encourages/pushes each other to the max.

      Best of luck to you in 2016 as well. Take care!


  2. The combine income for the diplomats for December is $3k, that should cover a middle class household expense. Of many years of investing, I finally see keeping track of the dividend flowing in as a way of life, the ticket to freedom. I guess, start early is the key.

    • Checking my income has become a daily ritual for me haha I love the challenge of finding ways to increase it and see just how much of my monthly expenses I can cover. That’s what was so cool about the way you present your article. I’m afraid to calculate what my monthly average is and publish it, so maybe I’ll just calculate it on the side haha

      It is a simple equation though. Dividend Income > Expenses = Financial Freedom. I love it and keep striving/pushing for it.

      Take care!


  3. Hello Gents,
    Great list, there are some very aspiring numbers in there. We have still some growing to do!
    Oh, and many thanks for including us as well, greatly appreciated.

    • No problem Team CF! This list just motivates me and Lanny to keep growing our income to reach the levels of some of our peers and fellow community members. The best part is the love and respect among all of us in the community and how we always motivate and push each other to achieve success. There aren’t too many other communities like this out there.

      Thanks for stopping by!


    • No problem IH. There were some serious dividend income/capital gains figures in December. I can’t believe how well everyone performed and it is amazing to see. Let’s hope we can all keep this momentum alive in 2016.


  4. Another great round up of what we are all earning passively. These updates show, the real power of dividend investing. Always look forward to this report each month. Thanks for including DivHut!

    • Absolutely. We wouldn’t have left you out haha What’s funny is Lanny and I probably expended more energy writing this article than it took everyone on this list to earn their dividend checks. Who wouldn’t want to build a stream that grows (for the most part) and pays you without lifting a finger.

      Take care.


  5. Hey Diplomats,

    Thanks so much for including me in this December Income round-up! I’m honoured. Got to pick up the slack and get past that $100 in dividend income a month; start kicking it with the big leagues.

    Note: Whenever I’ve tried commenting here in the past, it marks me down as spam unless I modify my name. Don’t know if that’s something you guys want to look into. Not a big deal though.

    Best regards,

    • haha you aren’t slacking at all Benginner…COME ON MAN. You killed it this month and worked towards building a larger dividend income stream, that’s all that matters. It doesn’t matter whether someone receives $1, $10, $100, or $1,0000. The important thing is that you get the dividend snowball rolling so that the momentum builds it into an even larger cash generating machine.

      I’m sorry about the spam. No clue why it does that. I’ll see what we can do. Makes no sense to me but I’m sure there is a simple solution. Luckily it seems like adding the extra R works for now. Glad you were able to bust through the security equivalent of Fort Knox and comment on our blog. we’re happy and honored to have you following along.

      Take care,


  6. Hey buds. Thanks for sharing. We appreciate it. Receiving dividend income is such a great feeling. Too addicting. It’s nice to take control of our lives and invest for a better future. Let’s keep it up everyone and move forward and upward. Life’s wonderful and a blessing each and everyday. Cheers my friends.

    • HUSTLER! Sorry, it is just fun to write that in all caps, no idea why haha You are right, this game of dividend investing is extremely addicting and I couldn’t be happier to be addicted to it. So as you said, let’s keep at it and keep on pushing the ball forward. We are achieving amazing things here, so let’s make the most of it all and capitalize on the opportunity we have been presented with.

      Take care,


    • AFFJ,

      2016 will be even better, right? It is fun to see the progress of others in the community and share their successes. Everyone seems to be making some great progress and taking huge steps towards financial freedom. I’m pumped as heck to see what is in store for the next month.

      Thanks for stopping by!


  7. It looks like quite a few investors in the community had record amounts of dividend income in December! It is great to see these results and to find some new blogs out there. Thanks for sharing this roundup. Here’s to a great year in 2016 and to breaking new records!

    • Niche,

      I can’t believe how many people set new records in 2015. That’s the fun of this game that we are all playing. The cool thing is that those same people will continue to set records as their monthly income grows over time. Cheers to a great 2016 and beyond!


  8. It’s always interesting to see what other dividend growth investors are doing. Very cool to see a wide range of dividend income and that people are in different stages of their journey.

    • Agreed. The best part is that this isn’t a competition. Everyone in this community cheers each other on regardless of what stage they are in their investing careers or where they are in their journey towards financial freedom (If that is where there end goal is).

      Thanks for stopping by!


  9. Nice job everyone. It’s definitely worth remembering it isn’t about who earns the most, just that each person has done an amazing month on their journey to FI. I look forward to next month.


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