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This is my first post i have been investing since 2001 it has been a slow ride and bumpy from time to time but the end results will be worth it when i get there. Of course as allows my life and hopefully my posts will point to my life in Christ. I hope you all will enjoy my journey as we do this together

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November 19 Dividend Review

imageLess than 1 month left in the year.  We have our sights set on finishing out the year strong and finishing this out.  I bought in $446.70 this month. On the monopoly board you go  around the board and collect money except this money is not fake. It is the real deal and the results I have show it. . As the markets turn one day up and the next day down one thing that is basically constant is the dividends hitting my dividend account. One of the goals is to be able to live off the dividends. While i could right now combined with my military retirement and disability, I am not settling and going forward and going to see how much dividend income I can accumulate before I officially call it quits and start using the dividend income. As you can see I was paid 10 times by 10 companies. That comes out to $44.67 per company.  Some dividend reinvestment and additions helped bring this up though it still droopped but that was expected

An addendum to last month I surpassed last years dividend with my last dividend recieved in OCT.

 

If i were to go to my Durango Joes coffee shop at 2.97 a cup times 30 is $89.10.  That would  leave me with a nice $357.6 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in 14.89 a day.  This is a 53.50% increase over last September. Total for year now I have brought in $6402.37 which brings our total per day down to $19.16.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $23165.65. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $6984.40 based on this month, through the end of 2019. You can see the results after time a mix of dividend reinvestment and adding on my own has helped this tremendously. This month would pay 3 of my bills with a little left over, but when I inherit the house I will have more so I want to be able to cover most of those also. Looking at the chart you can see what percentage of  dividend was from each company this month.  You can look at the past dividends page which has now been updated Past Dividends.

With $446.70 brought in this month and a total of $6402.37 I am 87.70 percent of my Bronze level goal of $7300.   I still expect to make my goal this year. My 12 month out  Prospective dividend rose from $7666.06 to $8185.67

I have been making some changes to my Portfolio,  to streamline it into a portfolio that is driven by dividend increases. The portfolio will be better in the long run because of this. The portfolio page has been updated here.

For those that like total return I am  gonna start including it in here, I myself just care about the dividends but some like the total return

Since June 18 when i first moved my money  through Nov 30, 2019 I have a 19.76%  S&p 500 TR is 19.62%  increase. Increase from Jan 1st -Nov 30 27.27%  S&p 500 TR is 27.63%  for the month of November it is 3.14% to 3.63%  to the S&P 500 TR.

How was your month? Let me know in the comments below.

November Buys

November may have been cold but the stock buys were hot. Here are some of my best ideas.

  1. On 11/04/2019 I bought 1 share of SBUX at $82.39 for a total of $82.39. This purchase will add $1.64 to my forward dividends.
  2. On 11/04/2019 I bought 10 shares of CFFN at $14.39 for a total of $143.90. This purchase will add $3.40 to my forward dividends.
  3. On 11/05/2019 I bought 3 shares of KO at $52.34 for a total of $157.04. This purchase will add $4.80 to my forward dividends.
  4. On 11/06/2019 I bought 102.041 shares of USHYX at $7.84 for a total of $800.00. This purchase will add $47.95 to my forward dividends.
  5. On 11/08/2019 I bought 3 shares of DUK at $89.64 for a total of $268.91. This purchase will add $11.34 to my forward dividends.
  6. On 11/11/2019 I bought 2 shares of D at $79.73 for a total of $159.47. This purchase will add $7.34 to my forward dividends.
  7. On 11/14/2019 I bought 115 shares of CFFN at $14.23 for a total of $1,635.94. This purchase will add $39.41 to my forward dividends.
  8. On 11/14/2019 I bought 4 shares of DUK at $88.37 for a total of $353.48. This purchase will add $15.12 to my forward dividends.
  9. On 11/18/2019 I bought 6 shares of LYB at $94.68 for a total of $568.09. This purchase will add $25.20 to my forward dividends.
  10. On 11/18/2019 I bought 1 share of CVX at $119.22 for a total of $119.22. This purchase will add $4.76 to my forward dividends.
  11. On 11/19/2019 I bought 3 shares of DUK at $87.04 for a total of $261.12. This purchase will add $11.34  to my forward dividends.
  12. On 11/20/2019 I bought 6 shares of VLO at $95.41 for a total of $572.48. This purchase will add $21.60 to my forward dividends.
  13. On 11/20/2019 I bought 10 shares of DAL at $56.06 for a total of $560.65. This purchase will add $16.01 to my forward dividends.
  14. On 11/20/2019 I bought 100 shares of CFFN at $14.32 for a total of $1,432.00. This purchase will add $34.00 to my forward dividends.
  15. On 11/21/2019 I bought 4 shares of R at $49.92 for a total of $199.66. This purchase will add $8.96 to my forward dividends.
  16. On 11/21/2019 I bought 4 shares of GIS at $52.55 for a total of $210.19. This purchase will add $7.84 to my forward dividends.
  17. On 11/22/2019 I bought 2 shares of D at $82.58 for a total of $165.16. This purchase will add $7.34 to my forward dividends.
  18. On 11/26/2019 I bought 3 shares of WBA at $59.98 for a total of $179.93. This purchase will add $5.49 to my forward dividends.
  19. On 11/27/2019 I bought 3 shares of DAL at $56.95 for a total of $170.84. This purchase will add $4.83 to my forward dividends.
  20. On 11/27/2019 I bought 2 shares of KO at $53.83 for a total of $107.65. This purchase will add $3.20 to my forward dividends.
  21. On 11/29/2019 I bought 3 shares of GIS at $53.12 for a total of $159.35. This purchase will add $5.88 to my forward dividends.
  22. On 11/29/2019 I bought 2 shares of LYB at 93.25 for a total of $186.51. This purchase will add $8.40 to my forward dividends.

These dividends in my taxable account tallied up to $295.85. I added $8493.98 in buys to this account.

Now I recently opened a Roth also at MerrillEdge so i have started funding that. Since I just work part time put what i can in the account when i accumulate some money.

  1. On 11/06/2019 I bought 20 shares of APTS at $12.99 for a total of $259.78. This purchase will add $21.00 to my forward dividends.
  2. On 11/08/2019 I bought 60 shares of MRCC at $10.93 for a total of $655.80. This purchase will add $84.00 to my forward dividends.
  3. On 11/14/2019 I bought 1 share of V at $179.09 for a total of $179.09. This purchase will add $1.20 to my forward dividends.
  4. On 11/19/2019 I bought 50 shares of AQN at $13.91 for a total of $695.33. This purchase will add $28.00 to my forward dividends.
  5. On 11/22/2019 I bought 1 share of V at $178.67 for a total of $178.67. This purchase will add $1.20 to my forward dividends.

I plan on the Roth being a pure drip account. These purchases added $135.4. In the Roth I added $1968.67 in buys.

Combined i added $10,462.65 and added to my dividends $431.25.A great month as far as money spent and dividends added. Have you bought anything lately? Let me know in the comments.

2 Dividend Increases.

image Another dividend increase. As a matter of fact 2 were received and they get me that much closer to financial independence. That goal is closer and closer achieved with every increase.

The first Increase is Iron Mountain IRM and while it was small it sure is appreciated. As it helps out. You have to scroll down but you can read about the increase here. An increase is and increase and i will take it.

The raise was $.0075 cents a share since i own 43 shares it will add, $1.29 a year.

The second raise was ABBV and yeppers it was a keeper though i would have kept it even if it was smaller. You can read about this 10.2 percent raise here.

ABBV has had a bumpy ride but this dividend raise makes it worth it. I have added a lot this year and it is definitely showing. Since i own 77 shares of this wonderful company It will give me an extra $33.88 a year.

2020 raises

IRM  $1.29

ABBV $33.88

Total for the year so far $35.17

Have you had any raises yet?

The portfolio page has been updated with these changes which you can see here.

Oct 19 Dividend Review

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Less than 2 months left in the year.  We have our sights set on finishing out the year strong and finishing this out. As i looked around the blogosphere and commented on a comment i came to conclusion that once you start getting a nice dividend its like having a part time job without that much work. Review and buy a few stocks and walla next thing you know you have a nice little bit of dividends coming in.

Yes we are done with October and onto November. While it is warm during the day it is cold  at night. $659.82 is what i bought in this month and it makes this the best non quarter ending month ever for me On the monopoly board you go  around the board and collect money except this money is not fake. It is the real deal and the results i have show it. . As the markets turn one day up and the next day down one thing that is basically constant is the dividends hitting my dividend account. One of the goals is to be able to live off the dividends. While i could right now combined with my military retirement and disability, i am not settling and going forward and going to see how much dividend income i can accumulate before I officially call it quits and start using the dividend income. As you can see I was paid 13 times by 13 companies. That comes out to $41.47 per company. 3 new stock and 3 sells throughout the year for this month.  Buys and re investments have helped bring this up. 

If i were to go to my Durango Joes coffee shop at 2.97 a cup times 31 is $92.07.  That would  leave me with a nice $567.75 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in 21.28 a day.  This is a 53.50% increase over last September. Total for year now I have brought in $5955.67 which brings our total per day $19.59.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $22,718.95. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $7146.80 based on this month, through the end of 2019. You can see the results after time a mix of dividend reinvestment and adding on my own has helped this tremendously. This month would pay 3 of my bills with a little left over, but when I inherit the house I will have more so I want to be able to cover most of those also. Looking at the chart you can see what percentage of  dividend was from each company this month.  You can look at the past dividends page which has now been updated Past Dividends.

With $659.82 brought in this month and a total of $5955.67 I am 81.58 percent of my Bronze level goal of $7300.   I still expect to make my goal this year. My 12 month out  Prospective dividend rose from $7600.12 to $7666.06

I have been making some changes to my Portfolio,  to streamline it into a portfolio that is driven by dividend increases. The portfolio will be better in the long run because of this. The portfolio page has been updated here.

For those that like total return I am  gonna start including it in here, I myself just care about the dividends but some like the total return

Since June 18 when i first moved my money  through October 31st, 2019 I have a 15.67%  S&p 500 TR is 15.43%  increase. Increase from Jan 1st -October 31st 22.92%  S&p 500 TR is 23.16%  for the month of October it is 3.14% to 2.17%  to the S&P 500 TR.

How was your month? Let me know in the comments below.

Oct 2019 Buys

Another month has gone and we need to see what the buys we had are and what i bought? when i buy im looking for bargains that give me good value wich can turn into strong dividends in the years to come.

  1. On 10/02/2019 I bought 4 shares of Dal at $53.53 for a total of $214.14. This will add $6.44 to my yearly total.
  2. On 10/03/2019 I bought 10 shares of Dal at $52.88 for a total of $528.75. This will add $16.10 to my yearly total.
  3. On 10/07/2019 I bought 2 shares of XOM at $68.82 for a total of $137.64. This will add $6.96 to my yearly total.
  4. On 10/29/2019 I bought 4 shares of R at $51.76 for a total of $207.04. This will add $8.96 to my yearly total.
  5. On 10/30/2019 I bought 4 shares of R at $49.23 for a total of $196.94. This will add $8.96 to my yearly total.

 

I spent this month $1284.51, on stocks on only 5 buys definatly slower than the past couple of months. These buys add $47.42  total to my yearly dividend. Combine these buys with dividend reinvestment and raises and wow that is starting to add up after awhile. The dividend portfolio page has been updated with these buys here.

Have you bought anything lately?

SBUX Dividend Raise

Image result for sbux Starbucks decided to give me a raise and who would not turn down a raise? On Oct 30th SBUX decided to send me a raise., you can read about it here. Thats right a 14 percent raise from .36 cents to .41 cents.  Where else can i get that type of raise besides investing in a strong company that grows its dividend?

This is my first increase from SBUX and it is nice hopewfully contginues to grow its dividend for years and years. Since i own 32 Shares that comes out to $1.60 a quarter or $6.40 a year. This barring any surprise raises will be my last raise of the year. while we did get over $200.00 we fell short of my goal but it was fun watching those dividend increases come in and next year will be even better.

 

 

The portfolio page has been updated with these changes which you can see here.

SBUX $6.40

MSFT $12.13

O $.230

MO $31.59

MPW $1.60

DAL $5.46

R $3.12

WBA $1.68

DUK $3.99

BAC  $38.32

KR $6.88

O $.228

LYB $2.00

FLO $4.00

Main $6.48 2nd raise

APTS $.35

AAPL $12.90

XOM $27.4

O $.228 3rd raise

MAIN $6.48

KO $1.20

PEG $33.77

WMT $.80

PPL  $.50

CVX $1.96

O $2.052  2nd raise

T $13.45

O .228

ABBV $7.04

IRM $1.034

2019 total increases $226.91

Have you had any raises lately?

September 2019 Dividend Review.

yall-got-any-more-of-them-dividendsYes we are done with September and onto October. While it is still hot during the day it is cooling down at night and feels great in the morning.  That is what we did was we went around the monopoly board and collected money except this money is not fake. it is the real deal and the results i have show it. Of course there are a few disappointments but that was to be expected with some of the dividend cuts and selling. As the markets turn one day up and the next day down one thing that is basically constant is the dividends hitting my dividend account. One of the goals is to be able to live off the dividends. While i could right now combined with my military retirement and disability, i am not settling and going forward and going to see how much dividend income i can accumulate before I officially call it quits and start using the dividend income.

As you can see I was paid 21 times by 21 companies. That comes out to $41.47 per company. 6 new stock and 3 sells throughout the year for this month.  Buys and re investments have helped bring this up. $870.88 is my new record and this record will continue to grow and grow and grow.

If i were to go to my Durango Joes coffee shop at 2.97 a cup times 30 is $89.01.  That would  leave me with a nice $781.78 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in 29.02 a day or $1.20 an hour on a 24 hour day this is the second month getting over $1.00.  This is a 36.40% increase over last September. Total for year now I have brought in $5295.85 which brings our total per day $19.39.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $22,059. 85. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $7061.13 based on this month, through the end of 2019. You can see the results after time a mix of dividend reinvestment and adding on my own has helped this tremendously. This month would pay 3 of my bills with a little left over, but when I inherit the house I will have more so I want to be able to cover most of those also. Looking at the chart you can see what percentage of  dividend was from each company this month.  You can look at the past dividends page which has now been updated Past Dividends.

With $870.88 brought in this month and a total of $5295.85 I am 72.54  percent of my Bronze level goal of $7300.   I still expect to make my goal this year. My 12 month out  Prospective dividend rose from $7490.12 to $7600.12

I have been making some changes to my Portfolio,  to streamline it into a portfolio that is driven by dividend increases. The portfolio will be better in the long run because of this. The portfolio page has been updated here.

For those that like total return I am  gonna start including it in here, I myself just care about the dividends but some like the total return

Since June 18 when i first moved my money  through September 30th, 2019 I have a 12.15%  S&p 500 TR is 12.98%  increase. Increase from Jan 1st -September 30th 19.18%  S&p 500 TR is 20.55%  for the month of August it is 4.44% to 1.87%  to the S&P 500 TR.

How was your month? Let me know in the comments below.