Killing it in August! The dividends just keep rolling in while I look for my next move to strengthen the portfolio.
Life has seemed very busy lately. I am going through a phase of overtime at work so I have been using this opportunity to pay down some debt. While at the same time I have begun taking an online class for electronics which should help increase my yearly salary.
Always keep it moving forward! That’s the name of the game. I am going to keep pushing to better my position in life as I strive for financial independence.
Look for a series of new articles to be published very soon.
Until then lets take a look at how the portfolio performed during August.
I am going to mention a pseudo stock addition. Because of the recent stock split from Apple my share count went up. While this does look like an addition it doesn’t actually affect my cost basis.
I am a true supporter of the belief that the road to wealth is built on compounding interest. This is why I elect to have all of my dividends reinvested back into the company. Overtime, the income stream has continued to grow and will only grow larger as time goes on.
This month I received dividends from 8 different companies.
Let’s take a look at those companies!
Apple (APPL) – $1.71 – Reinvested
General Mills (GIS) – $9.39 – Reinvested
Realty Income (O) – $8.13 – Reinvested
Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) – $29.75 – Reinvested
Procter & Gamble (PG) – $5.85 – Reinvested
AT&T (T) – $37.65 – Reinvested
WestRock (WRK) – $3.24 – Reinvested
iShares National Muni Bond ETF (MUB) – $0.39 – Reinvested
August was the second month of Q3 and accounted for $96.11 of my 2020 Dividend Income.
In total as of August during 2020, I earned $ $826.60 in dividend income!
Dividends Received By Year
As the following graphs will show, August has seen moderate growth over the past couple of years. The last time the growth really popped in August was back in 2018 when I first received my AT&T dividend. I would love to see some more growth created but I’m not willing to chase a stock based on when it’s dividend is paid.
For the most part, there hasn’t been no major shifts in the portfolio allocation in years. Market fluctuations will make small changes and stock additions will affect it as well. This phenom is created simply by the facct that I don’t normally sell stock.
I would be very curious to know what you think of my current portfolio allocation!
The portfolio just continues to grow. As I have matured as an investor I have continued to grow my net worth by diversifying my investments into other areas. Despite that, deep down I will all first and foremost identify as being a dividend investor.
I am proud of how well the current portfolio is looking and I am looking forward to watching it grow larger!
Here are the 3 articles that I posted on MoreDividends.com since the last monthly update from oldest to newest.
Why budgeting is important during COVID-19 and how to do it?
Altria Group Increases Their Dividend by 2.4% in 2020
More Dividends Update from July 2020
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I really feel great about this month. The positive energy is flowing through me and into all facets of life. As I come out of the debt pay down period it is very important to start researching for the next place that I want to allocate some fresh capital in the portfolio.
I have a few companies that I am currently looking at but I haven’t narrowed it down yet.
Plus we are moving into September which means more dividends. I know it may be kind of cliched but I love the last month of the quarter. These months really feel like a big pay off!!!
Let me know what you think about the August update.
As always I look forward to reading all of your comments and questions, until then….. happy investing!
-Jason from MoreDividends.com
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