Busy season is two months down and thank God it’s a short month, as these are the dog days of them all. However, what makes this month fun is that we close out a month of dividend income earlier and start to step into the iconic March dividend income. Cleveland has been a bit of a whirlwind as of late – it was 75 degrees and now it’s back into the 20’s. Talk about getting sick with the climate change! On a stock note – the market, this month, has been up almost 3% in the last 30 days, ending February 24th. This has definitely sidelined me from making dividend stock purchases, killing me! Let’s see what February has brought me in regards to dividend income.
We’ve closed the chapter on yet another month of 2016. Time moves so fast…it is unreal. It seems like just yesterday I was typing up my July dividend income summary and feeling excited for what was in store for me in August (probably because we went on our honeymoon!). I received my last dividend of the month a few days ago, so it is finally time to once again share my results and track my progress as I race towards completing my 2016 goals. With that being said, here it is, my August Dividend Income Summary!
Well, well, well. Looks like another month has finally come to a close. We are in the first couple of weeks of a new month, so you know what that means… it is time to post my monthly dividend income update. What seems to be a recurring theme, Lanny beat me to the punch and published his February income summary last week. I want to echo everything the commenters said about his month. He crushed it and increased his February dividend income 43% compared to 2015. That was with KMI’s dividend cut. Congrats on the awesome month Lanny! Internally, I created this competition to defeat Lanny in terms of a dividend growth rate each month. 43% is a high bar to surpass, so let’s see if my dividend income in February grew more than his. Time to check out the results.
So Lanny jumped the gun a little bit when he posted his November dividend income summary last week. Hey Lanny…news flash….November ended yesterday, not last week. Who knows, maybe he had too much turkey on Thanksgiving and forgot that the month wasn’t actually over. Now that November has officially come to a close and we enter the FINAL month of 2015, it is time to take a look at the dividends received in November and check my progress compared to the previous quarter and year. As a community, we have made amazing strides as evidence through our monthly summary of dividend income from around the community. So let’s see if we could keep the momentum rolling in November!
October is more than officially in the books after a quick review of the income & expense breakdown for the month. It was another fun overall month, busy with work, travel, clients and other activities. I wonder if I still am achieving the 60% savings challenge? Only one way to find out, let’s check out my income & expense summary for October!
I have a little capital to invest over the next few weeks and I am looking to make a splash with my next purchase. It has been a few weeks since I purchased my last stock and I am starting to get the itch to invest again. I still have just under $200 to go to achieve my goal of reaching $2,750 in projected dividend income by the end of the year, so I want my next purchase to count. Don’t worry everyone, I’m not chasing yield, I’ve learned that lesson the hard way. My focus is shifting to a company that I am shocked is not in my portfolio by now and I may be the only investor in the dividend growth investing community to not own this stock. It is time to run Realty Income through the Dividend Diplomats’ Stock Screener.
November is underway folks! The market has had a blood bath out there and it was time for me to re-up in a position that I already had a stake in. Let’s just say – it was about time to pump my retirement accounts back up, since I haven’t contributed to that bad boy in months. Let’s see what purchase transaction I had!