Category: Dividends

Like I mentioned in the last post, I’ve been really busy. I, regretfully, have not had the time to post my dividend income updates for the past few months. So in the interest of transparency and tracking my progress, here is a report of the free money I’ve been getting for being a shareholder of these companies.

June

WFC – $7.60
WMT- $6.21
JNJ – $8.12
CVX – $10.12
EMR – $7.95
IBM – $9.89
MMM – $7.82
BP – $32.58
MCD – $10.20
LMT – $8.57

Total: $109.06

July

KO – $9.11

Total: $9.11

August

VZ – $12.71
YUM – $6.01
AAPL – $10.95
SBUX – $3.81

Total: $33.48

September

AFL – $5.74
WFC – $7.66
JNJ – $8.17
WMT – $6.26
EMR – $17.05
CVX – $10.32
IBM – $9.98
TGT – $9.00
MMM – $7.88
BP – $33.21
MCD – $10.28
LMT – $8.62

Total: $134.17

I recently became aware of what a good deal Viacom, Inc. is for a dividend stock. Viacom is an “entertainment content company” and produces, finances, and distributes content in television and film. They work with Disney, MTV, Paramount, Nickelodeon, and more.

Recently, I bought 20 shares of VIA at $48.36 per share, and then after the price dipped, I bought another 22 shares at $44.20.

Currently, Viacom’s PE Ratio is around 8, which is an insane deal considering the dividend yield is over 3.5%. Their dividend growth history only goes back about 6 years, but it has been growing about 20% every year, and with a payout ratio of only 28%, it seems like that will continue.

This puts me at $703.32/$600.00 for my annual passive income goal for 2016, and $58.61/$100.00 for my average monthly passive income long term goal. It seems that I neglected to do the math on my annual dividend income after the last couple of purchases, and didn’t realize that I REACHED MY GOAL FOR 2016!!! I will probably do a mid year review of my 2016 goals soon, it’s exciting to have one of those completed.

I think it’s important to celebrate wins on the path to your ultimate goal, no matter how small. Sharing my dividend income results with you readers gives you some insight to what is possible as you begin your journey.
My ultimate goal is to be able to live off of the passive dividend income from my investments, so I can just stay at home and play video games. Here is the money I made in May 2016 without lifting a finger.

VZ- $12.57
YUM- $5.98
AAPL- $10.88
SBUX- $3.80

Total: $33.23

Compared to last year, I earned $0 in May, so that’s a pretty decent increase! In February of this year, I earned $17.13 from VZ and AAPL. I have, since then purchased YUM and SBUX and increased my stake in AAPL. This goes to show that one of the biggest growth factors early on is simply making new investments.

I think it’s important to celebrate wins on the path to your ultimate goal, no matter how small. Sharing my dividend income results with you readers gives you some insight to what is possible as you begin your journey.
My ultimate goal is to be able to live off of the passive dividend income from my investments, so I can just stay at home and play video games. Here is the money I made in April 2016 without lifting a finger.

KO- $9.04
WMT- $6.17

Total: $15.21

Compared to last year, I earned $14.13 in April, so I’ve made an extra $1.08. In January of this year, I only earned $6.00 because of when the KO dividend pays out. So, WMT paid out $0.17 more in that time, which I believe is because of dividend raise of $0.01 per share.

Apple stock recently took a dip after an unimpressive earnings statement. I took the opportunity to buy 10 more shares of AAPL.

I think it’s important to celebrate wins on the path to your ultimate goal, no matter how small. Sharing my dividend income results with you readers gives you some insight to what is possible as you begin your journey.

My ultimate goal is to be able to live off of the passive dividend income from my investments, so I can just stay at home and play video games. Here is the money I made in March 2016 without lifting a finger.

JNJ- $7.56
CVX- $10.09
EMR- $7.88
IBM- $9.10
MMM- $7.77
MCD- $10.13
BP $31.92
LMT- $8.50

Total: $92.95

Compared to last year, I earned $64.00 in March, so I’ve made an extra $28.95. Compared to December 2015 ($89.60), I made $3.35 more. We’ve made it past the big expenses at the beginning of this year, and I’m now ready to make some new purchases. The problem is that the market has recovered, and I’ve missed the boat on some amazing opportunities. This may just end up being a war chest until something presents itself.

Do you see any good deals out there?

I think it’s important to celebrate wins on the path to your ultimate goal, no matter how small. Sharing my dividend income results with you readers gives you some insight to what is possible as you begin your journey.

My ultimate goal is to be able to live off of the passive dividend income from my investments, so I can just stay at home and play video games. Here is the money I made in December 2015 without lifting a finger.

WMT – $6.00
CVX – $9.97
EMR – $7.80
MCD – $10.05
BP – $31.38
LMT – $8.44
KO – $8.46
JNJ – $7.50

Total: $89.60

Compared to the dividends I earned in September ($71.41), I earned almost $20 more due to compounding, dividend raises, and KO’s dividend being paid out in December rather than . What’s even more exciting is that I can compare this to the results from December 2014. One year ago, I only earned $18.98 for the same period. I’ve quadrupled my December dividend income and then some, after a year I don’t even consider to be that successful.

I think it’s important to celebrate wins on the path to your ultimate goal, no matter how small. Sharing my dividend income results with you readers gives you some insight to what is possible as you begin your journey.

My ultimate goal is to be able to live off of the passive dividend income from my investments, so I can just stay at home and play video games. Here is the money I made in November 2015 without lifting a finger.

AAPL– $4.68

Total: $4.68

This is my first dividend from Apple since purchasing back in August. It’s also my first November dividend, so I don’t have a previous quarter to compare to. December should be a really good month!

This is a bit of a belated post. A couple weeks ago, I purchased 22 shares of VZ at $46.39

At the time, the PE ratio was 18.4 and the dividend yield was 4.8%. Since then, the price has come down, and it is currently yielding over 5%, so maybe you can capitalize on my lack of patience. This investment adds $49.28 to my yearly dividend income, and $4.10 to my average monthly income.

Putting me at $414.44/$500.00 for the annual passive income goal and $34.54/$100.00 for the monthly passive income goal. These numbers are probably a little off due to dividend reinvestment, but I’m getting really close to my $500 per year goal.

I’ve written before about why I like Verizon. You can check it out here.

I think it’s important to celebrate wins on the path to your ultimate goal, no matter how small. Sharing my dividend income results with you readers gives you some insight to what is possible as you begin your journey.

My ultimate goal is to be able to live off of the passive dividend income from my investments, so I can just stay at home and play video games. Here is the money I made in October 2015 without lifting a finger.

KO – $8.39

Total: $8.39

Compared to the dividends I earned in July ($8.32), I made $0.07 more due to compounding, KO should be raising their dividend payment in the first quarter of next year.

I think it’s important to celebrate wins on the path to your ultimate goal, no matter how small. Sharing my dividend income results with you readers gives you some insight to what is possible as you begin your journey.

My ultimate goal is to be able to live off of the passive dividend income from my investments, so I can just stay at home and play video games. Here is the money I made in July 2015 without lifting a finger.

KO – $8.32

Total: $8.32

Compared to the dividends I earned in April ($14.13), it’s actually less money, but that’s because Walmart paid its dividend in a different month. If I was only comparing to KO from April, I’d be up $0.07 due to compounding.