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!

2013
Month Dividends YTD
January
$0 $0
Februrary
$0 $0
March
$0 $0
April
$5 $5
May
$0 $5
June
$0 $5
July
$8 $13
August
$0 $13
September
$13 $26
October
$0 $26
November
$0 $26
December
$32 $58
Total
$58
2014
Month Dividends YTD
January
$0 $0
February
$0 $0
March
$35 $35
April
$4 $39
May
$0 $39
June
$45 $84
July
$0 $84
August
$0 $84
September
$67 $151
October
$0 $151
November
$0 $151
December
$103 $254
Total
$254
2015
Month Dividends YTD
January
$0 $0
February
$0 $0
March
$92 $92
April
$0 $92
May
$0 $92
June
$84 $176
July
$0 $176
August
$0 $176
September
$0 $176
October
$119 $295
November
$91 $386
December
$275 $661
Total
$661
2016
Month Dividends YTD
January
$77 $77
February
$168 $245
March
$437 $682
April
$106 $788
May
$201 $989
June
$585 $1574
July
$139 $1713
August
$256 $1968
September
$964 $2932
October
$237 $3169
November
$252 $3421
December
$1112 $4533
Total
$4533
2017
Month Dividends YTD
January
$291 $291
February
$306 $597
March
$1393 $1990
April
$426 $2416