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November 2016 Dividends

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Happy December Everyone,

Here is my monthly report on how I did last month for dividend income. I am happy to report some good progress was made!

See below for the details:

Taxable Accounts
AT&T (T): $13.12
Verizon (VZ): $1.16
Apple (AAPL): $3.99
Abbott Laboratories (ABT): $9.10
Amerigas (APU): $24.48
Prospect Capital (PSEC): $19.43

Taxable Account Total: $71.28

Roth IRA Account
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD): $9.02
Abbott Laboratories (ABT): $6.54
Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI): $16.47

Roth IRA Account Total: $32.03

Overall Total Dividend Income for November 2016: $103.31

Forward 12-month Projected Dividend Income: $1,341.11



My Thoughts This is encouraging. Back in September, I was celebrating my first month eclipsing the $100 mark for dividend income in a month. Now I have a 2nd set of months where I have exceeded this mark (February/May/August/November). Also as I peak ahead to December I see a nice bump up in income, telling me that I will be well on my way to the $200 mark soon enough…

October 2016 Dividends

Greetings folks,

I'm a bit tardy, but I wanted to continue to show my monthly dividend income, to show my progress since starting dividend investing a few years back, and starting a DGI strategy this past March.

See my numbers for October 2016 below:

Taxable Accounts
Viacom (VIAB) -  $3.20
Cardinal Health (CAH) - $6.73
Prospect Capital (PSEC) - $3.75
Cisco Systems (CSCO) - $4.94
New Residential (NRZ) - $17.94

Taxable Account Total: $36.56

Roth IRA Account
iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF (IJR) - $2.47
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV) - $12.13
Cardinal Health (CAH) - $5.84
Prospect Capital (PSEC) - $15.53

Roth IRA Account Total: $35.97

Overall Total Dividend Income for October 2016: $72.53

Forward 12-Month Projected Dividend Income: $1,285.97

My Thoughts
Unfortunately the January/April/July/October months are my lowest months for dividend income. I've been meaning to contribute more to the companies that pay in these months, to balance it out with the other months, however, these …

September 2016 Dividends

Hello people,

I am happy to report my highest dividend month to date! It was a joy to tally up the numbers for September. Take a look below:

Taxable Accounts
Cummins (CMI) - $8.20
Compass Minerals (CMP) - $1.39
Emerson (EMR) - $3.80
Flowers Foods (FLO) - $12.48
Intel (INTC) - $2.86
Prospect Capital - $19.12
Qualcomm (QCOM) - $22.96
Target (TGT) - $1.80
Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) - $3.63
Vanguard High Yield Dividend ETF (VYM) - $6.30
Walmart (WMT) - $1.50

Taxable Account Total: $84.04


Roth IRA Account
Vanguard Growth ETF (VUG) - $0.75
Vanguard High Yield Dividend ETF (VYM) - $16.91

Roth IRA Account Total: $17.66

Overall Total Dividend Income for September 2016: $101.70

Forward 12-month Projected Dividend Income: $1,226.88


My Thoughts:
I'm beginning to really like these months: March, June, September, and December. These tend to be the spikes in dividend income, as most of my holdings have payouts in these months. Consequently, the low points in dividend income tend to happen in the months: J…

August 2016 Dividends

I'm a bit late on this report, but better late than never. August was a good month, so I'm happy to report on my results.

Taxable Accounts:
Abbott Labs (ABT) - $9.10
Amerigas (APU) - $24.00
Apple (AAPL) - $3.99
AT&T (T) - $13.12
Prospect Capital (PSEC) - $18.97
Verizon (VZ) - $1.13

Taxable Account Total: $70.31

Roth IRA Account:
Abbott Labs (ABT) - $6.50
TD Bank (TD) - $9.26

Roth IRA Total: $15.76

Overall Total Dividend Income for August 2016: $86.07

Forward 12-month Projected Dividend Income: $1,193.07


My Thoughts:
This was a nice bounce-back month for me, as July was the low month of the last quarter. Buying shares of ABT while below $40/share definitely paid off, and it is a joy to see the dividends growing. It was also good to see a TD Bank dividend shortly after starting a position (just before the Ex-Dividend date).

For some perspective, let's take a look at my dividend history:

Month201420152016January$14.38$14.42February$49.07$50.38March$50.22$52.16April$10.83$27.91May…