Thursday, September 10, 2015

August 2015 Dividends

Company
Held In
Dividend Paid (Qtr.)
Amount Received
Shares of life purchased
Notes
T
IRA
$0.47
$50.23
1.4459

WGL
IRA
$0.46
$48.51
0.8678

NWN
IRA
$0.47
$48.92
1.1008

AGNC
Taxable
$0.20
$5.67


EROC
Taxable
$0.07
$0.39


EVEP
Taxable
$0.50
$0.37


HRZN
Taxable
$0.12
$6.99


KMI
Taxable
$0.49
$14.01

Penny increase or ~ 2% div hike
VNR
Taxable
$0.12
$0.27



As you can see in the above table an extremely uneventful month.  Stocks I own generate dividends (sometimes increasing them like KMI.)  Reflecting back if I had started investing right out of college I could retire now in my forties and spend all of my time with my new born babe.  My wife gets that privilege now while I go work for the man.  I wonder what it would be like to be your own boss and raise kids for many years.  I get a glimpse on vacations and weekends but I don't know what it would be like if both my wife and I had raised them together.  Right now work stresses me out (even the new job) and some of that comes home distracting me from what is most important in life.  

My noble purpose is to teach my kids the value of money and the freedom it can buy you.  With that knowledge I hope they can lead rewarding and happy lives.

Year over year August was an improvement so I am heading in the right direction!

Happy dividend collecting,

DFG

5 comments:

  1. My KMI is now paying 49 cents a quarter? Sweet, I didn't know yet. Thanks!

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  2. Headed in the right direction indeed. Keep building that dividend snowball and teaching your kids and investing in their future too. Have you considered a custodial account for your kids so they can build their own dividend growth portfolio?

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    1. Yep I have custodial for the kids and have been teaching them about dividends!

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  3. One side note... you really seem to be chasing current yield over buying a stable of solid dividend growers. Those names above look too dangerous for my liking. I know you are wanting to reach FI as soon as possible but these companies may just end up delaying your end goal.

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    1. Yeah most of those were purchased before I knew anything about investing...cant even dump them now as the fee to sell is more than they are worth. Live and learn.
      DFG

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