The hustle and grind continues everyone! January and February were incredible months for dividend investors as a lot of companies decided to provide their shareholders with a nice dividend increase. Even though those results weren’t reflected yet in each blogger’s dividend income summary, that didn’t stop so many of you from posting incredible results during the shortest month of the year. Here is the latest installment of our Dividend Income from YOU the Blogger’s series!
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!
We first published this article in May and decided to bring it back for another installment this July! One of the best aspects of the dividend growth community is the sharing of knowledge, ideas, and motivation that assist each and every one of us in our relentless pursuit of financial freedom. This article will contain a summary of July Dividend Income blog posts throughout the community. They are 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. July was a huge month for the two of us, so let’s see if the dividend investing community shared similar successes!
As it turns out I was not able to sit on the sidelines too long after my purchase of Emerson Electric last week. On Friday I was paid, which means I had $400 readily available to invest since I have a portion of my paycheck automatically deposited into the checking account linked to Sharebuilder. I have been watching a lot of stocks over the last month or so as a result of the Greece turmoil and the general pullback in the market that recently occurred, which has caused a lot of great dividend growth stocks to become discounted. I purchased one of the stocks on these watch lists, the question is…which stock was it?
What a month it has been. The Cavs began their postseason push, the weather was beautiful, I had a nice vacation to New England, and I received some nice dividend checks this month! What could be better. Over the weekend, Lanny put together a rock solid list highlighting the dividend income received by some of you in the dividend investing community. And I must say, that was one impressive list and it was fun to see how well everyone else performed. It helps me focus and continue to push myself to build income streams as large as all of yours. Some great motivation! Anyways, Lanny left one person off of the list…me. What the heck Lanny? So let’s fix that and see how well I stacked up against myself and others during the month of May.
The first quarter is officially in the books and we have completed one dividend cycle for the majority of companies. 2015 has started off with a bang for me, recording record dividend growth rates in the first two months (190% in January and 79% in February), as my portfolio has grown exponentially since the same time last year. I know that rate is not sustainable and surely will decrease to a lower amount – however, my monthly income will continue to grow nonetheless! After all, the amount of capital needed to sustain a 190% monthly dividend growth rate would be insane! But I am not complaining, I am blessed to be in the position I am in and am happy that I have joined this community that pushes each one of us to continue to grow our income, whether that be 1% or 1400%. It is even easier to push yourself when you have a a friend like Lanny who is killing it in terms of dividend income, as he nearly eclipsed $800 in March. What better motivation is there than watching the success of one of your best friends? With that being said, let’s take a look at the dividend income that I received in March!
This has been a great month for dividends and dividend investing I feel. There are quite a few nice stocks going on sale temporarily and if you like the company in a fundamentally sound way and they fit your criteria – then make a decision to investor or not… that is if you have the capital. The month of March has been the busiest month so far for me in terms of contributions or capital going into my account – that is when you add my purchases, my dividends being reinvested, as well as my automatic 401k contributions. A stock that I recently purchased earlier this month, in my eyes, went further on sale and I thought – if I liked it then, I like it even more now. Move out of the way, as I am bulldozing for more Caterpillar (CAT)!