Dividend Income Update – August 2015

Its time for me to post dividend income earned from my portfolios: DRIP, HID1, HID2, & RothI enjoy sharing them as these passive dividend income provides me great inspiration and encouragement to keep chugging along and hopefully to the readers.

Wow! I scored a triple hundred in total passive dividend Income: $314.87 to be precise. This month, my dividend income was more than 44.27% compared to last May and out of park as compared to last August, over 300%. That’s awesome as my August month has always been slow in last many years and crossing $300 felt great. It only shows the power of Dividend Income engine. I’m that much closer to being Financially Independent (FI) and living a life that I want to live.

Passive Dividend Income – August 2015

1. Dividend Re-Investment Plan Portfolio (DRIP) 
Abbvie Inc. (ABBV): $16.54
AT&T Inc. (T): $13.73
Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL): $5.98
Healthcare REIT, Inc. (HCN): $12.34
Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI): $15.15
Omega Healthcare Inv., Inc. (OHI): $8.46
The Clorox Company (CLX): $14.54
Proctor & Gamble Company (PG): $29.62
Verizon Comm. Inc. (VZ): $15.88

2. High Dividend Income Growth Portfolio 1 (HID1
American Capital Agency (AGNC): $10.00
General Mills Inc. (GIS): $8.80
Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI): $4.90
Realty Income Corp (O): $9.50
Omega Healthcare Inc. (OHI): $38.50
ONEOK Inc. (OKE): $18.15
Prospect Capital (PSEC): $8.33
Pimco Corp & Opportunity (PTY): $13.00

3. High Dividend Income Growth Portfolio 2 (HID2:
AT&T Inc. (T): $7.15

4. Roth IRA
HCP, Inc. (HCP): $15.25
Deere & Comp. (DE): $7.20
Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI): $19.60
Vanguard Natural Res LLC (VNR): $5.29

Total Passive Dividend Income: $324.87

I want to own securities of Blue chip Aristocrats (companies with 25+ yrs of growing earnings) and Dividend Champions. Once the earned passive dividend income covers all my expenses, I will own my time as well and truly free from 9 to 5 tread mill.

I’d setup a goal of earning $3500.00 in total passive dividend income for this year and have received total of $2265.60, 64.73% of target. I’m hoping  my passive dividend income for next month would be blockbuster and cover some more ground to achieve target.

My portfolio value recently crossed $90K last month and total count of securities along with ETFs is getting closer to 50 right now.

Full Disclosure: Long in all above mentioned securities.

How did your Dividend Income come along in month of August. Closing in to target?

8 thoughts on “Dividend Income Update – August 2015

    1. Hi DD,

      Appreciate liking all my stocks! We will be happy shareholders in these companies and you will be receiving fruits of your hard work in future and thank yourself for that. Absolutely, passive income is the name of the game to achieve FI.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  1. Another triple hundred! Awesome result from a diverse group of companies. Looks like we have quite a few names in common for our August income. Always nice to see a fellow shareholder share his income. Looks like you’ll cut it close to getting your 2015 dividend income goal. But we still have two big dividend months September and December which can put you over the top.

    1. Hi DH,

      Glad to receive another triple hundred and onward towards four hundred 🙂 Definitely, we are happy campers in some of the same companies. I’m working very hard to achieve $3500 this year and will be disappointed if the goal is not hit. We will see. Sept and Dec are generally great months for all DGI bloggers and I’m hoping to achieve my goals for 2015.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  2. Nice income stream you have there…income from all four accounts has to be a wonderful feeling! Looks like you are slightly behind your annual dividends goal but through new purchases, you should be able to reach that goal.

    Best wishes and continued success on your journey! AFFJ

    1. Hi AFFJ,

      Yeah. I’m fortunate to get passive income from four portfolios, although, planning to consolidate one of them into other one, resulting into 3 portfolios. Yeah. I’m slightly behind in my goal of $3500 for this year, however, hoping that Sept and Dec quarters cover this shortfall. We will see live here 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

    1. Hi Nuno,

      Appreciate the kind words. Yeah, my current passive income is result of 3+ years of working towards the goal of achieving FI. Higher yields definitely help, however, I’m careful of high yields as it entail higher risk, like ARCP that stopped distributing dividends altogether. So, we need to watch out and try to buy quality companies at fair prices.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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