Monday, March 16, 2015

February 2015 Dividends

I am trying something new this month by listing out my dividends received by company.  The key thing to note is the Life column.  This represents how reinvesting your dividends has a snowball effect.  I also think it is a good representation of how much of your life you're getting back.

It may start off small but over time you will receive more dividends which will buy more stock which will lead you to the ultimate goal of financial independence.  When you reach that goal 100% of your life and time is again yours (unless you have kids.)  If you have kids like me at least you will get your time back when they are out of the house (kidding/I enjoy my time with them.)


Company
Held In
Dividend Paid (Qtr.)
Amount Received
Shares of Life
Note
AGNC
Taxable
0.66
6.05
0.279

EROC
Taxable
0.07
0.38
0.1532
Div. Cut Feb 2014
EVEP
Taxable
0.5
0.36
0.0217
Div. Cut
HRZN
Taxable
0.345
6.77
0.4515

VNR
Taxable
0.3525
0.46
0.026

KMI
Taxable
0.45
12.73
0.3033
First Div. from KMI
T
IRA
0.47
48.86
1.4842

WGL
IRA
0.4625
45.41
0.8037

NWN
IRA
0.465
47.95
1.0019


This was a good exercise because looking in Quicken I was able to easily see where a dividend cut had occurred and I did not take action.  So I noted them for now.  The two mentioned above are close to worthless now but if they help tax time come next year I may consider reaping them from the DFG portfolio.

Checking out my dividends page I can see the big leap a few investments made (mostly KMI).  I little under $2 to over $26 dollars in dividends in one year.  Nothing new added in February to the portfolio yet I still collected income.  See that is why I like dividend stocks.  You don't have to sell to see a profit!

Happy dividend collecting,

DFG

2 comments:

  1. Shares of life column is a good idea! :-) Too bad for dividend cut! Keep it up!

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  2. Hi DFG,

    I like the Shares of Life column too - is it the number of shares that the dividend purchased? I'm looking forward to watching those numbers grow although it's a shame about the two dividend cuts.

    It looks like you're on a path to easily beat your 2014 dividend income from the graph on your dividends page!

    Best wishes,
    -DL

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