December 2018 Buys

December the buy continued a little  as the markets continued to slide and it was a wild ride but the object is to get great companies at great prices.

12/06/2018 bought 12 shares of GIS for $475.32 at $39.61 a share adding $23.52 a year in dividends

12/07/2018 Bought 14 shares of KR for $406.98 at $29.07 a share adding $7.84 a year in dividends

12/10/2018 bought 14 shares of BAC for $346.92 at $24.78 a share adding $8.40 in dividends

12/17/2018 bought 15 shares of NRZ for $235.05 at $15.67 a share adding $30.00 in dividends

12/21/2018 bought 5 shares of GIS for  $200.40 at $40.08 a share adding $9.80 in dividends

12/21/2018 bought 12 shares of MGIC for $91.80 at $7.65 a share adding $3.72  in dividends

12/24/2018 bought 12 shares of KR for $320.94 at $26.75 a share adding $6.72  in dividends

12/26/2018 bought 13 shares of HBI for $152.75 at $11.75 a share adding $7.80 in dividends


Total  spent was $2230.16 which added to my dividends a total of $97.80 a year. while big spending will slowdown we will still see some nice buys this year. Have you bought anything lately?


Balance of the Portfolio

In this we will look how healthy or not my portfolio is. this gives us a rough glimpse into the portfolio minus ETF and mutual funds and non dividend payers in these sectors


Financials went up due to Merrill edge classifying Mreits as financial so to keep it the same i moved them over there. Even with some nice money going in couldnt stop the downslide but thats ok this will someday it will balance out more hoprfully i just like buying stuff on special and have no respector of where it goes or falls into.


How is your portfolio balanced?

2018 End of Year Net Worth

As we begin 2019 it is time to look at my net worth for the end of the year. Markets had been choppy then started dropping down.

I have never had a quarter that was negative. Well till the 4th quarter of 18. But that is ok because in the long run I’m still collecting dividends and from where I first started I’m still positive.

Being down is ok because i know it will go back up. Being down in this market allowed me to re-balance my TSP so hopefully i get some better gains in the coming years or there might be more re-balancing in the future. Other than that a nice short and sweet update.

2 Dividend Raises

image yes that is right 2 dividend raises.  i love it when a company decides to send more money my way.

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Realty Income Corporation (Realty Income, NYSE:O), The Monthly Dividend Company®, today announced its Board of Directors has declared an increase in the company’s common stock monthly cash dividend to $0.221 per share from $0.2205 per share. The dividend is payable on January 15, 2019 to shareholders of record as of January 2, 2019. The ex-dividend date for January’s dividend is December 31, 2018. The new monthly dividend represents an annualized dividend amount of $2.652 per share as compared to the current annualized dividend amount of $2.646 per share.

That was the first raise i had it is not alot but it is important not only to me but i believe this is the 25th straight year they will have raised the dividend.

Now since i own  38 shares this will add .228 cents a year nothing to write home about but when you take all the raises O has throughout the year it is about 4 percent higher than last year.

The second one is ATT

Quarterly Dividend Increases for the 35Th Consecutive Year, Reflecting Strong Cash Flows and Confidence for 2019

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The board of directors of AT&T Inc.* (NYSE: T) has approved a 2.0% increase in the company’s quarterly dividend.

AT&T’s quarterly dividend will increase from $0.50 to $0.51 per share. The annual dividend will increase from $2.00 to $2.04 per share.

“Our healthy cash flows and strong outlook for 2019 give us the confidence to raise our dividend for the 35th consecutive year. The dividend is an important way we provide value to our shareholders, and I’m proud that we are able to continue our history of annual increases,” said Randall Stephenson, chairman and CEO, AT&T Inc.

The dividend is payable on Feb. 1, 2019, to stockholders of record at the close of business on Jan. 10, 2019.

I own 336.4126 shares of T this will add $13.45 to my dividends. the new year is looking good already one of the best starts ive had and it will only get better as more dividend increases come in. The goal one day is to have my dividends pay all my current and future bills right now most months would be covered on bills but in the future i will have more.

T $13.45

O .228

ABBV $7.04

IRM $1.034

2019 total increases $21.75

Have you had any raises lately?

November 2018 Dividends


December is upon us and the weather is getting colder but the dividends are heating up. yep those dividends keep coming no matter what the weather does or the stock market through all its up and downs the one constant thing is those dividends hitting my account. Lots of them hit my account this month.

November is a slower month but has been growing lately as I add and it is slowly coming up and as of this month is higher than OCT. The big question will it stay higher? we will see as the year pans out next year.

You can see the November buys here.

As you can see i was paid 12 times by 11 companies. That comes out to $43.22 per company. CFFN paid its extra dividend in NOV instead of DEC which pushed this months up. I wont hit $700.00 in a month this year but should sometime next year.

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 $386.42 to put towards my bills. But i am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, we brought in $15.84 a day.  This is a 98% increase over last November. Total for year now we have brought in $5275.56 which brings our total per day $15.79. This month continued to put last years total dividend in the rear view mirror. Total lifetime tracked dividends is $16,085.72. Definitely seeing the results as our estimated income for this year stands at $5,755. 15 dollars for this year. The 12 month rolling estimated dividend stands at $6,528.85. You can see the results after time a mix of dividend reinvestment and adding on my own has helped this tremendously. Looking at the chart you can see what percentage of  dividend was this month.  You can look at the past dividends page which has now been updated Past Dividends.

How was your dividend haul? Did you do better than expected? Let me know in the comments below.

NOV 2018 Buys

Another busy month of buying but not as busy as OCT  but lots of good buys with some stacking of dividends.

We will start off with…..

NOV 2 ABBV 7 shares at $79.85 for a total of $558.93 this adds $29.96 per year to my dividends.

NOV 6 APTS  35 shares at $14.08 for a total of $492.96 this adds $36.40 per year to my dividends.

NOV 6 CFFN 15 shares at $12.71 for a total of $190.65 this adds $5.01 per year to my dividends.

NOV 23 ABBV 3 shares at $85.75 for a total of $257.25 this adds $12.84 per year to my dividends.

Nov 23 MO 3 shares at $53.58 for a total of $160.73 this adds $9.60 per year to my dividends.

Nov 23 KR 7 shares at $29.76 for a  total of $208.29 this adds $3.92 per year to my dividends.

Nov 30 FDUS 62 shares at  $14.05 for a total of  $871.40 this adds $96.72

This month $2740 was spent on stocks, adding $194.45 in dividends.

Have you been buying? what have you bought or thinking of buying? Let me know in the comments below.


ABBV Dividend Raise.


AbbV is a newer position to the protfolio and it raised its dividend quickly after i bought a few shares. I had bought a total of 16 shares by the time the raise was announced. Some headwinds have depressed the price but im cofident it is a strong company and will continue to pay dividends for years to come.


Now the details 16 shares times .11 equates to $1.76 a quarter or $7.04 a year.    Already getting raises for next year and will help out a lot.   Eventually these raises will help put me over the  crossing point to wear i wont have anything to worry about just kick back and collect the dividend.  This will take effect for the Feb 2019 dividend payment.


ABBV $7.04

IRM $1.034

2019 total increases $8.074

Have you had any raises lately?