Welcome to my favorite section of this site. My passive dividend income stream.
My whole investing career is documented within this section. I began as a cautious investor, choosing to only invest in index funds that paid a small quarterly dividend. These funds were perfect for my start because I could buy them commission free and didn’t have to worry that I was putting my money in the wrong place. Once I developed some knowledge and picked out my strategy of dividend growth investing, I kept one index fund in place, but currently use all savings to buy solid, dividend paying companies. Therefore, I’ll start to see some dividends every single month from here on out, instead of every 3 months. This strategy always starts out slow, and the $5 I made in April 2013 seems insignificant, but it was the start of my financial independence snowball. As I’ve said, anyone who says “but it’s only $5”, doesn’t truly understand what we are out to achieve.
There will be links to short write-ups that document my dividend payout, giving you an idea of what companies paid me that month. Given that I wrote all the stuff for this site starting in October 2015, there won't be any insights for the posts before that date, just the raw numbers so you can see what progression to expect when starting out.
I hope you enjoy these monthly posts about my dividend income and since I’m a little over 2.5 years in, I’m at the beginning of my journey. Hopefully you can start up and replicate this plan, since I’m not too far along!