It is almost the middle of September and I am finally getting around to posting last month's dividends. Boy does time fly when you go to work Monday-Friday and then spend time with your family in the evenings. Once the weekend hits we try to do something fun on Saturday and then Sunday is church and catch up. Sometimes I do miss the days when I was actually bored and had to think of things to do. If I had taken that time in my youth when I was bored and read about dividend investing and saving money things would be different now. The earlier you start investing the better off you are in the long run. Time is an investors best friend.
So there are the numbers. Another good month for the IRA with $136 dollars of income I can't touch until much later in life. I am still including it as seeing those dividends grow is a morale booster for me. My IRA is about 4 times the size of my taxable account so it will always outpace the one I hold at www.sharebuilder.com.
Regarding the taxable account I still debate if I should include that on my income statement. I have it automatically reinvesting right back into the same companies that pay them out. I never see that money but just an ever increasing number of shares. What do you think? Should I include it? In August I did add COP so that will boost it by $8 bucks a quarter down the road. For now it produced a whopping $26.27. That is enough to take the family to McDonald's for dinner. I WILL TAKE IT!
Well I am off to go make some waffles and bacon for breakfast for the family and I. Have a good weekend!
Full Disclosure: Long on COP