$50,000 Dividends Received.

Since I started investing the total amount of dividends I have received is over $50,000. I started investing in stocks in 2001 right before 9/11. It’s been a journey I took some years off and did not know what I was doing when I started.

It hasn’t been easy no decision made when a dividend cut is announced or a dividend stopped is. Even mergers and acquisitions are tough to think about when it comes to keeping that stock.

$50,000 in cash could buy a lot. Down payment on a vehicle, house, home repairs, vehicle repairs. But alas they got all reinvested back into other stocks.

I know it won’t take me nearly as long to get my next $50,000. I achieved this milestone in June. With my forward dividends getting ready to hit $12,000 it will take a little over 4 years by the time 4 years hit I should be at my second $50,000.

In about 2 years barring a economic collapse I should be bringing in close to $1000.00 a year in dividend raises.

How much dividends have you collected since you started?

April 22 Dividend and Portfolio Review

Another month finished and another month I get to report my dividends and read all of yours. I enjoy sharing my dividend journey with you.

April was a month that saw the markets go up and down but ended the month down. Down markets are good for those in the accumulation stages as your cash can buy more stocks. I love buying more stocks.

Ticker Dividend
PPL $31.88
KO $38.28
MGIC $25.26
MPW $30.04
MAIN $32.09
KDP $29.81
AQN $40.26
SPKKY $84.87
USHYX $67.85
CHRYY $58.00
NRZ $163.51
MO $279.48
ONL $0.50
Total $881.83

Another month another great haul of dividends. I sold Main and bought Goog, and R along with smaller purchases of other stocks. I sold NRZ in my taxable and bought it back in my Roth.

My portfolio dropped a bit at the end of April. But that’s okay because money i add will buy more stocks. Just some spot swap in my top 10 no newcomers. I currently have 33 dividend paying assets. I am looking forward to what May brings.

Total portfolio value $369,222.73
Forward annual dividend $11,399.98
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $10,393.38 Expected dividend as of 2022 $11,928.63
Net worth as of MAR 22 $600,434.42
Sells Main, NRZ
Bought GOOG, NRZ, R, MO, WBAand DHI. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises.
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $400000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $750,000
This month I went over $48,800. in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

March 22 Dividend and Portfolio Report

Here we are end of month 3 and quarter 1 of 2022. The market has continued to be up and down but I like that as I buy when I have cash so it doesn’t matter if the market is up or down. Even with the market being down in the last day of the month my Portfolio Value closed at a record high.

When I wasn’t working I bought some reits and BDC and was content with them in my taxable. Then I got a job and opened a Roth. The plan was to just sell each individual stock and move the money into the Roth then buy back that stock or something in the Roth. Well GOOG announced a split so I hurried that plan along and am currently selling them and buying GOOG and other dividend stocks though I did move some of one into the Roth. After next month I will only have 1 more to sell but it will be going into the Roth. But it will be sold at different times to put into the Roth.

My Networth crossed over the $600,000 mark. My Portfolio is closing in on $400,000 mark, sooner or later I will hit it. Over all I’m very pleased, building this up stock by stock.

Ticker Dividend
KR $47.46
V $6.43
VLO $80.36
CVX $122.12
XOM $156.07
MSFT $39.09
WBA $48.71
NEE $29.75
MAIN $32.09
LYB $64.41
DUK $100.47
Flo $37.05
R $52.20
USHYX $66.29
RILY $102.00
BAC $66.36
FDUS $100.80
FDUS $47.60
MAIN $11.19
PEG $252.56
MRCC $47.35
Total dividend $1,510.36

First time going over $1500.00 a month. FDUS will drop as that is reduced and transferred 101 shares to the Roth. My portfolio will be more tax effective going forward RILY usually pays in the middle month but this quarter pays in the last month. This month is 20.4 percent higher than last March. Q1 22 is 26 percent higher than Q1 21.

Total portfolio value $384,334.82
Forward annual dividend $11,529.51
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $12,145.51 Expected dividend as of 2022 $12,377.92
Net worth as of MAR 22 $600,434.42
Sells FDUS
Bought FDUS, SBUX, GOOG, WBA, KO. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises.
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $400000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $750,000
This month I went over $46,400.00 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

Feb 22 Dividend and Portfolio Review

February has ended that means we are 2/12 of the way done with the year. Bring a shorter month means it ended faster and the report can get out sooner.

Ticker Dividend
T $214.05
APPL $76.30
ABBV $256.59
MAIN $32.09
O $13.24
OMF $152.95
USHYX $71.00
DHI $15.98
SBUX $50.96
Total dividend $883.16

As you can see this was a great month. T won’t be on the next time as I sold it with no regrets. 9 dividend payouts ABBV is a monster and should continue to grow at a nice pace. This will be my last payout from O till I rebuy it in my Roth. I used the proceeds to buy a share of Goog. With them announcing a 20-1 split I’d like to up my amount a bit so some plans have changed. I am still a dividend growth invested and will continue to be.

This was a good month for dividend raises as I received 5 of them the bad side is 1 cut to PPL.

AAPL, PEG, GOOG, MSFT, USHYX, MO, XOM, BAC, CVX, and KR are my top 10 stocks all over 10k in each one. A few years ago my goal was to just get stocks to 10K now with that obliterated I keep adding. 11 stocks over 10K and another 1 knocking on the door. Most of the top 10 is down a little which allows me to add and collect more dividends. Even though my portfolio value dropped again I know it will rise again and higher than my previously highest close. Time is on my side.

Total portfolio value $364,535.48
Forward annual dividend $11,713.38
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $11,888.76 Expected dividend as of 2022 $9504.12
Net worth as of DEC 21 $583,000.49
Sells O
Bought NEE, WBA, GOOG, AAPL, BAC, CHRYY and XOM. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises OMF, PEG, KO, MPW, and NEE. Cuts PPL.
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $400000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $750,000
This month I went over $46,400.00 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

September Dividend and Portfolio Review

Summer has ended the third quarter is over and I am ready to see how many dividends I have collected this month. The one thing we should all notice even though the market is down those dividends keep rolling in.

Ticker Amount
KR $38.22
V $5.47
VLO $73.50
LYB $64.41
MSFT $34.62
CVX $68.34
XOM $154.29
WBA $47.29
MGIC $27.36
NEE $25.41
O $12.65
MAIN $29.80
DUK $91.61
FLO $34.37
R $52.20
USHYX $74.91
BAC $65.94
FDUS $89.60
FDUS $28.00
MRCC $45.21
PEG $234.76
Dividend $1,297.96

What a month. This marks the second straight month over $1,000. This is exciting. Dollar by dollar this was built and it is starting to really grow. The $1297.96 is the highest amount I’ve ever received. This was without HBI which paid last month.

This month was 15.1 percent higher than last September. This quarter is 38.8 percent higher than last year. Year over year is 28.64 percent higher. My portfolio value dropped by but my Net worth went up so all is good as those dividends came in and will keep coming in.

Total portfolio value $323,470.89
Forward annual dividend $11,396.67
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $10,937.05 Expected dividend as of 2021 $11,139.62
Net worth as of Sept $536,983.98
Sells
Bought ABBV and RILY. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises MSFT, O, SBUX
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $400000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $750,000
This month I went over $40,300.10 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

August 21 Dividend Review

August is in the books and I have calculated the results. One thing that is good about the market when you are dividend investing is those dividends come in wether the market is up or down. The market has been on a tear lately, which is good for my portfolio. Ticker Dividend
T $214.05
APPL $75.19
MAIN $29.66
O $12.65
OMF $72.80
OMF $364.00
ABBV $227.54
DHI $3.80
USHYX $57.89
Rily $8.50
Rily $25.50
SBUX $31.50
HBI $36.45
Total $1,159.53

You can see the results for themselves. OMF and Rily both paid special dividends which helped me get to $1,159.53 in dividends this month. HBI paid this month instead of September. This is first off month to go over $1,000.00 so I’m pretty excited about these results. 3 payments over $200.00 is pretty good.

This was a good month. Dividend increases this year has been kicking it. I won’t get as many next year. Almost half my rise from $10,000 in forward dividends to where I am now was driven by dividend increases. But I still should get quite a bit. I still have a few stocks that haven’t given an increase in awhile. This month was 104 percent higher than last year. Year over year I am 31.4 percent higher.

In my portfolio the top 10 stocks make up over 50 percent of my portfolio. The 10 spot is battle between DUK and XOM with DUK winning right now SBUX and KR are not that far behind.

Total portfolio value $338,427.37
Forward annual dividend $11,307.57
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $10,766.75 Expected dividend as of 2021 $10,585.14
Net worth as of March $531,103.33
Sells
Bought Rily, SBUX, CVX. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises MO, MGIC, NRZ, FDUS
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $400000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $750,000
This month I went over $40,300.10 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

June Dividend and Portfolio Review

June is done and in the history books. What a month it was. I will look at my dividends Portfolio and Net worth, and give you a synopsis of everything.

Ticker Dividends
KR $32.40
VLO $71.54
HBI $36.45
V $5.14
CVX $68.34
XOM $148.20
MSFT $34.54
WBA $41.14
MAIN $29.37
O $12.62
NEE $25.41
DUK $89.75
R $50.40
LYB $64.41
USHYX $64.14
FLO $34.37
BAC $56.52
FDUS $86.80
FDUS $22.40
PEG $232.77
MRCC $43.46
Total $1,250.17

What a great month for dividends. You can see this is firing on all cylinders. Twenty companies 21 payouts. This month is 18 percent higher than last June. Quarterly is up 30 percent. Total brought in so far this year is $5236.66 which is 23 percent higher than last year at this time. If I can keep the yearly above 25 percent I would be ecstatic.

My net worth I figure up quarterly and this last quarter it fell just shy of rising by about $30,000 dollars the main drivers of this are my portfolio and TSP which is now over $90,000. Since I started tracking this at the end of Q3 2016 my Net worth has grown 107 percent. Since last quarter it has grown 5.5 percent.

My overall portfolio has risen nicely the last quarter the value is over $316,000 dollars right now hitting that mark was great in early April. Top ten stocks have not changed much as they are the same all over $10,000. Except for a couple of position switches.

Total portfolio value $316,985.35
Forward annual dividend $10,895.80
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $10,064.06 Expected dividend as of 2021 $10473.32
Net worth as of March $531,103.33
Sells
Bought AQN, OMF, KR. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises KR, BAC, O.
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $400000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $750,000
This month I went over $37,300 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

May Dividend and Portfolio Review

May has ended and it is time to look over my portfolio and dividends I received.

As far as the portfolio goes it was a bland month with it being up by less than $1000.00 dollars. I did add one new position. Bringing my total to 39 wonderful stocks. 38 of those stocks currently pay a dividend. The one new stock was RILY capital. It is my smallest allocation so far at .31 percent of the portfolio. The largest allocation is AAPL at 13.6 percent.

Ticker Dividend
T $214.05
APPL $75.06
ABBV $225.05
MAIN $29.22
O $12.62
SBUX $31.50
USHYX $60.96
OMF $65.80
DHI $3.80
RILY $6.50
RILY $32.50
Dividend $757.06

As you can see I had a fantastic month. 10 companies paying me 11 times. Most of my income comes from ABBV and T but some others are not to shabby.

This months dividend is 41.7 percent higher than last years May dividend. Total dividend for 5 months is 24.8 percent higher than last year

Total portfolio value $313,233.19
Forward annual dividend $10,779.68
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $9869.75 Expected dividend as of 2021 $9567.57
Net worth as of March $503,169.05
Sells
Bought CVX, OMF, RILY, HBI Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises LYB, FLO, KDP
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $400000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $750,000
This month I went over $37,300 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

April Dividend and Portfolio Review

4 months down now and things are starting to warm up. When I look at my portfolio and look at the gains it is making it brings a smile to my face. Earlier this month my total Portfolio went over $300,000 and has continued to skyrocket upwards. Dividends are on fire also.

Ticker Dividend
PPL $51.88
KO $30.66
IRM $30.93
MGIC $24.56
MPW $22.96
MAIN $29.08
O $12.62
KDP $18.45
AQN $26.68
SPKKY $86.57
USHYX $69.31
CHRYY $35.15
NRZ $100.70
MO $240.40
Total $779.95

As you can see this was a great dividend month. Edged out last October by a smidgen. I think the 30th was my highest payday ever with MO and NRZ both paying out that day. YOY this month was 42.71 percent higher than last April. For the total dividend YOY I am at 21.43 percent higher.

Interesting portfolio facts, when OMF raised its dividend, the dividend rank jumped from 20 to 13. MO is now my highest payer at over $1000.00 a year. Top ten facts 9 of my top ten pay dividends. 9 of my top 10 are over $10,000 dollar value. 9 are stocks and 1 is a mutual fund. This months dividend raises added $123.67 to my yearly total. The dividend raises were led by OMF which had a monster dividend raise. Total dividend raises this year is already $360.87 I should hit $400 easily.

Total portfolio value $312,269.72
Forward annual dividend $10,629.57
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $9646.6 Expected dividend 2021 $9688.29
Net worth as of March $503,169.05
Sells
Bought MO, DHI, . Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises OMF, APPL, CVX
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $400000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $750,000
This month I went over $36,557.19 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

March 21 Dividend and Portfolio Review

Starting the second quarter of the year, and the 4th month. Hard to believe how times flies when the stock market is going up. It is starting to warm up outside and my portfolio is about to heat up also.

Ticker Dividend
KR $32.40
V $4.17
VLO $71.54
SBUX $31.50
HBI $34.65
CVX $59.34
XOM $146.10
MSFT $34.46
WBA $41.14
NEE $19.64
MAIN $28.92
O $12.59
LYB $59.85
DUK $89.75
Flo $32.17
R $50.40
USHYX $68.67
BAC $56.52
FDUS $86.80
FDUS $19.60
MRCC $42.41
PEG $230.81
Dividend $1,253.43

As you can see this month was a great month and it was the highest ever. Compared to last March this month was 24.9 percent higher. My current yearly dividends are 14.9 percent higher than the first quarter last year. Nothing to complain about except I want more money and I know the solution to that problem. Buy great stocks.

Delving into the stats I was paid 22 times by 21 companies. My portfolio is growing by leaps and bounds. This month it my portfolio went up by $17,400. That is just a little shy of what my military retirement brings in a year. My total portfolio value just fell shy of $300,000. So it will pass that real soon. The last portfolio update I did was with my Merrill Edge account but since then I added my non dividend stocks into my tracker. It took 7.5 months or so for my Merrill edge account to add $50,000 in value. My net worth crossed the half a million mark this month. I have updated to the next level I want to achieve. I love to update these as it shows I am moving forward.

Total portfolio value $296,405.78
Forward annual dividend $10,393.04
Trailing 12 months of Dividends $9413.16 Expected dividend 2021 $9797.92
Net worth as of March $503,169.05
Sells
Bought FLO, KDP, DHI, NEE. Those were my main buys this month.
Dividend raises O, MGIC
Future goals
Future portfolio value of $300,000.00
Forward annual dividends of $15,000.00
Future net worth $750,000
This month I went over $35,700 in lifetime dividends.
As I wrap this months report up I’m very pleased with everything. This shows that no matter what you can do the same as I have done and the earlier you start the better off you will be. Just constant buying good quality stocks that raise their value and raise their dividends.

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