My favorite time of the month is here when we start reading peoples dividend reports and see how great you guys did and compute mine so we can see how I did. This month is no exception September is here Pumpkin spice coffee is already at SBUX and is probably best thrown in the trash after you order it but none the less another month is in the books.
August was the first full month that my sharebuilder account had been transferred over to Merrill Edge. So now while its hard to say its now a Merrill Edge account.
Along with my bigger purchase of KDP earlier in the month which I wrote about I alo purchased a smaller amount of VOD on August 20th for 5 shares with a price of $22.97 for a total of $114.85, commission free. This buy adds $8.75 to my forward dividends. Small buys count also and I want every dollar to count so we are. smaller buys we will describe here unless i make a few of them throughout a week.
Now it is time to see how well i did this month
Additions to T was the big driver this month plus the additions of Gis and newly bought Starbucks. Looking at the chart you can see what percentage of dividend was this month.
As you can see i brought in $545.16 from 12 different companies. 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 $453.09 to put towards my bills with 31 days in August . But i am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, we brought in $17.58 a day. This is a 70% increase over last August. Total for year now we have brought in $3713.85 which brings our total per day $15.28. This also put us ahead of last years total. Total lifetime tracked dividends is $14,524.01. Definatly seeing the results as our estimated income for this year stands at $5570. Dollars for this year. The 12 month rolling estimated dividend stands at $6262.41. You can see the results after time a mix of dividend reinvestment and adding on my own has helped this tremendously.
How was your dividend haul? Did you do better than expected? Let me know in the comments below.
Looking at the chart you can see what percentage of dividend was this month.