Saturday, December 3, 2016

Dividend Income: November

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. With the arrival of December comes the monthly honor and duty of counting up the dividends received over the past month and recapping the movement that got us here. That being said, overall, the month was a pretty decent month in relation to others. Here's a quick recap of our payers.

  • AT&T - T - $14.88
  • YUM Brands - YUM - $3.57
  • Abbvie - ABBV - $5.70
  • STAG Industrial - STAG - $1.74
    • Total: $25.89
      • Total Dividends for 2016: $269.08
I know it doesn't look like much in the grand scheme of the portfolio but it looks like a lot to me because it shows the building block style of investing. Only a year ago I was looking at less than $100 total dividends for the entire year (it was actually only barely over $50. That means that this year alone has already completely shattered last year's results. If I can continue that trend, the additional investment income that dividends provide start to become a snowball that rolls itself. 

With kids on the horizon, it's important for me and my wife to put away as much as possible right now so it's locked in during the months/years that it will be even harder to find the additional income to invest. Although we have yet to be successful in having kids, it's an almost certainty in the near future and I would be an idiot to not prepare ahead of time for that life adjustment. Anyway, that's all I've got for today. 


  1. Looks like you have that dividend snowball rolling and it's gonna keep growing and growing
    keep it up.

  2. I started DGI investing Aug 2012. I received $22.05 in 2012, and it was not until March 2013 that I received another dividend ($40.75). So I had been investing for 5 months and received $22.05.

    Today, my portfolio throws off $8,750 in dividends annually. Patience and consistent investments is the key.

  3. Looks like some solid companies paying you for the month. Every bit helps coming in so just keep at it and don't quit. It's at these times that many feel DGI is too slow to make any meaningful impact. Just stick with those good payers and down the line your entire family will be better off financially. I hope to see YUMC start a dividend too one day.

  4. Solid dividend income. Agree that it's a good idea for you and your wife to put away as much as possible now before the kid arrives. :)