Hi everyone! Happy Sunday!
March was my best month so far, so I enjoyed listing out all these dividends. I had 30 companies pay out a March dividend and also made a lot of new investments during the month. So here's what I've got:
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM): $12.30
AFLAC Incorporated (AFL): $23.78
Atmos Energy (ATO): $1.26
Boeing Co (BA): $21.80
Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc (CFR): $4.24
Cummins Inc (CMI): $14.63
Chevron Corporation (CVX): $23.54
Emerson Electric Co (EMR): $25.38
Gildean (GILD): $5.16
General Motors (GM): $13.68
HCI, Inc (HCI): $4.50
Home Depot Inc (HD): $6.90
Helmerich & Payne, Inc (HP): $38.50
International Business Machines Corp (IBM): $29.90
iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Index (IJR): $48.65
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): $31.50
Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT): $8.25
LTC Properties Inc (LTC): $4.32
Main Street Capital Corporation (MAIN): $5.40
Metlife Inc (MET): $9.38
3M Co (MMM): $18.87
Marathon Petroleum (MPC): $3.84
Outerwall (OUTR): $3.30
PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP): $7.03
Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC): $8.33
Target Corporation (TGT): $31.36
Tesero (TSO): $10.00
Valero Energy (VLO): $9.00
Travelers (TRV): $5.49
Whirlpool (WHR): $6.30
Month Total: $437
YTD Total: $681
A pretty impressive month for my stocks. It's safe to say I can expect big months like these now on a March, June, September, and December schedule, while I try to build up the other months as well. This also brings my quarterly total up to a whopping $681! While I'm trying to make a conscious effort to investing in the companies I already hold, I have been adding new ones as well. This month is a perfect example of how a lot of small dividends add up to a significant chunk of money. None of my payments were over $50, and most under $10, but they provided enough to make a sizable re-investment.
For those wondering what the hell I've been up to (no posts in a couple of weeks), I've just been struggling to find things to discuss that aren't already out there in the community. I feel I have some valuable insights for beginning investors that are just starting out. I'll certainly be continuing these dividend income updates because I hope it will provide motivation to all of you. I'm still plugging away and investing a lot into the market (while not SPENDING a lot on frivolous wants!). I also decided to take a break from constantly reading twitter, due to the same old things being posted. I keep up this blog for a couple of reasons: 1. to help out others trying to create their own path to success and 2. to maintain my OWN motivation to see the progress I am making (selfish, I know). With these 2 purposes in mind, I never feel the need to post about unimportant things and then relentlessly tweet out the same posts over and over again to get traffic to this site. So don't expect any posts about not writing any posts :). Sorry, just a little rant. If anyone has any questions or topics they are curious about, please leave a comment or send me an email! I'll be happy to help and will respond to anyone who reaches out.
Thank you for reading!
You can see my full income summary here.