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.

July 2019 Dividend Review

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Jumping July dividends are in the books and we are pleased to show them to you. I love sharing my dividends with you and love reading yours. My goal in this adventure is to get enough to pay all expenses when i take over the house from my MOM we have the house split 50/50 right now.

I have been going through selling some stocks to make my portfolio better which in the long run will benefit me better right now as i generally consider myself a buy and hold guy i do not want to fall in love with a stock where i lose lots of money.  I do not consider buying them a mistake its just that changes in what a want to do with my portfolio and those no longer apply. You can read about the buying and selling here.

As you can see I was paid 12 times by 12 companies. That comes out to $38.91 per company. 6 new stocks.  Buys and re investments have helped make up the difference. $466.95 was a nice haul for the first month of the quarter.

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 $374.88 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in 15.06 a day.  This is a 27.57 percent increase over last July. Total for year now I have brought in $3937.94 which brings our total per day $18.57.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $20701.22. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $6750.75 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 $466.95 brought in this month and a total of $3937.94 I am 53.94  percent of my Bronze level goal of $7300.  This quarter it will probably drop a little before surging back in Quarter 4, I still expect to make my goal this year. My 12 month out  Prospective dividend rose from $6941.98 to 7262.14

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.

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 July 31st, 2019 i have a 9.81%  S&p 500 TR is 12.69%  increase. Increase from Jan 1st -July  31st 16.69%  S&p 500 TR is 20.24%  for the month of July it is 1.57% to 1.44%  to the S&P 500 TR.

 

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

July 2019 Buys and Sells

Well July is a about to close and its time to look at what i bought and sold. It is always tough selling as i like all my stocks but sometimes tough decisions to get leaner has to come. I still have some id like to sell but most likely will hold off for now.

  1. 7/1/2019 bought 4 shares of D at $76.64 for a total of $306.56. This will add $14.68 to my yearly dividends.
  2. 7/2/2019 bought 5 shares of R at $56.46 for a total of $282.30. This will add $11.12 to my yearly dividends.
  3. 7/3/2019 bought 4 shares of ABBV at $74.22 for a total of $296.88. This will add $17.12 to my yearly dividends.
  4. 7/3/2019 bought 6 shares of NRZ at $15.33 for a total of $91.97. This will add $12.00 to my yearly dividends.
  5. 7/5/2019 bought 101 shares of SPKKY at $13.18 for a total of $1,331.18. This will add $58.27 to my yearly dividends.
  6. 7/5/2019 bought 3 shares of ABBV at $72.63 for a total of $217.88. This will add $12.84  to my yearly dividends.
  7. 7/8/2019 bought 4 shares of ABBV at $71.27 for a total of $285.07. This will add $17.12  to my yearly dividends.
  8. 7/8/2019 bought 3 shares of DUK at $89.35 for a total of $268.05. This will add $11.01  to my yearly dividends.
  9. 7/8/2019 bought 2 shares of MO at $48.38 for a total of $96.75. This will add $6.40 to my yearly dividends.
  10. 7/10/2019 bought 8 shares of KR at $21.43 for a total of $171.44. This will add $5.12 to my yearly dividends.
  11. 7/10/2019 bought 7 shares of NRZ at $15.26 for a total of $106.82. This will add $14.00 to my yearly dividends.
  12. 7/11/2019 bought 5 shares of IRM at $30.04 for a total of $150.18. This will add $12.20  to my yearly dividends.
  13. 7/16/2019 bought 4 shares of KR at $22.00 for a total of $88.00. This will add $2.56 to my yearly dividends.
  14. 7/16/2019 bought 102 shares of NRZ at $15.41 for a total of $1,571.62. This will add $204.00 to my yearly dividends.
  15. 7/17/2019 bought 3 shares of WBA at $54.60 for a total of $163.80. This will add $5.49 to my yearly dividends.
  16. 7/22/2019 bought 12 shares of MO at $49.58 for a total of $594.96. This will add $38.40  to my yearly dividends.
  17. 7/25/2019 bought 6 shares of LYB at $85.15 for a total of $510.92. This will add $25.20  to my yearly dividends.
  18. 7/29/2019 bought 8 shares of PPL at $29.88 for a total of $239.03. This will add $13.12 to my yearly dividends.

 

I had 18 buys this month for a total of $480.73.

For the sells i sold on July 3rd out of my VOD position selling 138 shares at $16.51 for a total of $2279.07 which includes a fee of $.05 this set me back $139.38. On July 10th i sold CIM  and put the shares into NRZ I sold 101 shares at $19.12 for a total of $1931.2 this set me back $202.00. Total from both sales set me back $341.38.

Total additions to my yearly dividends was $139.35

The portfolio page is updated here

Buys, Sells and Dividend Cuts

I think i did a lot of buying this month every time the market dropped i was buying something it seemed like every time the market dropped.

  1. On MAY 1st I bought 3 shares of XOM at $79.51 a share for a total of $238.53. This buy adds $10.44 a year to my dividends.
  2. On May 2nd I bought 3 shares of VLO at $89.82 a share for a total of $269.46. This buy adds $10.80 a year to my dividends.
  3. On May 2nd I bought 10 shares of IRM at $31.94 a share for a total of $319.45. This buy adds $24.44 a year to my dividends.
  4. On May 6th I bought 6 shares of IRM at $31.14 a share for a total of $186.84. This buy adds $14.66 a year to my dividends.
  5. On May 6th I bought 2 shares of VLO at $86.26 a share for a total of $172.52. This buy adds $7.20 a year to my dividends.
  6. On May 6th I bought 4 shares of D at $75.70 a share for a total of $302.80. This buy adds $14.68 a year to my dividends.
  7. On May 7th I bought 4 shares of WBA at $53.45 a share for a total of $213.79. This buy adds $7.04 a year to my dividends.
  8. On May 10th I bought 4 shares of LYB at $81.78 a share for a total of $572.48. This buy adds $16.80 a year to my dividends.
  9. On May 13th I bought 3 shares of SBUX at $76.49  a share for a total of $229.46. This buy adds $4.32 a year to my dividends.
  10. On May 13th I bought 5 shares of R at $58.10  a share for a total of $290.50. This buy adds $10.80 a year to my dividends.
  11. On May 13th I bought 5 shares of WBA at $52.50 a share for a total of $262.52. This buy adds $8.80 a year to my dividends.
  12. On May 13th I bought 15 shares of MGIC at $8.84 a share for a total of $132.60. This buy adds $4.57 a year to my dividends.
  13. On May 17th I bought 5 shares of R at $59.11  a share for a total of $295.53. This buy adds $10.80 a year to my dividends.
  14. On May 20th I bought 2 shares of DAL at $54.51  a share for a total of $109.02. This buy adds $2.80 a year to my dividends.
  15. On May 20th I bought 4 shares of SBUX at $77.04  a share for a total of $308.16. This buy adds $5.76 a year to my dividends.
  16. On May 20th I bought 4 shares of XOM at $75.85  a share for a total of $303.39. This buy adds $13.92 a year to my dividends.
  17. On May 23rd I bought 2 shares of CVX at $117.74  a share for a total of $235.48. This buy adds $9.52 a year to my dividends.
  18. On May 23rd I bought 3 shares of VLO at $76.12  a share for a total of $228.36. This buy adds $10.80 a year to my dividends.
  19. On May 23rd I bought 2 shares of VLO at $78.11  a share for a total of $156.23 This buy adds $7.20 a year to my dividends.
  20. On May 24th I bought 3 shares of LYB at $77.65  a share for a total of $232.95. This buy adds $12.60 a year to my dividends.
  21. On May 28th I bought 5 shares of MO at $50.39 a share for a total of $251.95. This buy adds $16.00 a year to my dividends.
  22. On May 29th I bought 5 shares of GIS at $48.22 a share for a total of $241.08. This buy adds $9.80 a year to my dividends.
  23. On May 29th I bought 5 shares of ABBV at $77.63 a share for a total of $388.15. This buy adds $21.40 a year to my dividends.
  24. On May 30th I bought 5 shares of VLO at $73.91 a share for a total of $369.54. This buy adds $18.00 a year to my dividends.
  25. On May 30th I bought 30 shares of NRZ at $15.84 a share for a total of $475.20. This buy adds $60.00 a year to my dividends.
  26. On May 31st  I bought 6 shares of LYB at $75.63 a share for a total of $453.78. This buy adds $25.20 a year to my dividends.
  27. On May 31st  I bought 6 shares of WBA at $49.76 a share for a total of $348.29. This buy adds $10.56 a year to my dividends.

I really did lots of buying this month not every month will be like this. On the Buys I added $368.91

On May 9th due to concerns with the the ongoing stuff with OHI I sold out. I sold all 154 shares which got me $5633.32 and includes a 12 cent fee. This cost me $406.56.

Dividend Cuts I suffered my second dividend cut this year when VOD took 40% off there dividend. It cuts it from based off 138 shares  $254.64 a year to $139.38 a loss of $106.26.

So between the Cuts the sell and the buys I am still heading into the last month and the beginning of the Second half I am in good health and still should be able to hit my goals

The Portfolio page is updated with a new look. you can see it here.

Have you bought anything lately?

April 2019 Dividends

image Awesome April has come and gone and left us with some dividends to count And counting we will do. as we need to figure out how much dividends we got. The best thing about dividends are they come in no matter if the market is up or down.

 

Busy month for buying and 1 sell and a trim off of GOOG which you can read about  here  .

An Awesome total of $502.68, three straight months over $500.00 What is not to like about this? You can compare last years results on the page and also see what percentage each dividend was.

As you can see i was paid 16 times by 16 companies. That comes out to $31.41 per company.

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 $413.58 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in $16.75 a day.  This is a 19.61 percent increase over last April. Total for year now I have brought in $2157.91 which brings our total per day $17.98.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $18921.19. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $6,473.73 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, 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 $502.68 brought in this month and a total of $2157.91 I am 29.56 percent of my Bronze level goal of $7300. I put a some dent in it but i was hoping to be closer to  35 percent there is still lots of time and I am hoping by the end of June to be at 50 percent or higher we will see. My 12 month out  Prospective dividend dropped from $6978.31 to 6930.04

I will be making some changes to my Portfolio, not all at once but over time to streamline it into a poertfolio that is driven by dividend increases. This will take time and will have some sells and hard decisions. but in the end i will have a better portfolio.

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 i through April 30, 2019 i have a 9.52 percent S&p 500 TR is 10.83 percent increase. Increase from Jan 1st -April 30 15.66 percent S&p 500 TR is 17.12 percent for the month of March it is 2.69 percent to 4.05 percent to the S&P 500 TR

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

January 2019 Dividends

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The first Dividends of 2019 and you get to count them up with me. We had some cold weather early in the month but it warmed up for the end. But my dividends never cooled down.

You can see the Jan buys HERE

As you can see i was paid 15  times by 15 companies. That comes out to $29.04 per company.

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 $343.64 to put towards my bills.   I am going to eventually put it all back in the stock market, I brought in $14.05 a day.  This is a 34.56  percent increase over last January. Total for year now I have brought in $435.71 which brings our total per day $14.05.  Total lifetime tracked dividends is $17,198.99. Definitely seeing the results each month. The 12 month estimated dividend stands at $5,228.52, 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 2 of my bills, 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 $435.71 brought in I am 5.9 percent of my Bronze level goal of $7300. It doesnt look good now but lots of months left to go. My 12 month out  Prospective dividend is now at $6692.56.

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