Dividend Income Update – December 2014

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.

I scored a double hundred plus in total passive dividend Income: $269.39 to be precise, this was 9th time of receiving triple digit dividend income this year and first time crossing $250.00 milestone figure. This month alone, my dividend income was more than 67.99% compared to full last year’s. That’s awesome. 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, be independent and not have to rely on someone else. Isn’t that a powerful motivator!

Passive Dividend Income – December 2014

1. Dividend Re-Investment Plan Portfolio (DRIP) 
Chevron Corp. (CVX): $4.57
ConocoPhillips (COP): $20.86
McDonalds Corp (MCD): $16.59
The Coca-Cola Company (KO): $13.36
Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM): $8.48

2. High Dividend Income Growth Portfolio 1 (HID1)
American Capital Agency (AGNC): $11.00
American Real Estate Cap (ARCP): $14.58
BP Plc  (BP): $12.00
ConocoPhillips (COP): $10.95
iShares Emerg Mkt (DVYE): $0.53
Realty Income Corp (O): $4.58
Prospect Capital (PSEC): $11.06
Pimco Corp & Opportunity (PTY): $13.00
Royal Dutch Shell (RBS.B): $14.10
iShares Mortgage RE (REM): $59.48

3High Dividend Income Growth Portfolio 2 (HID2)
Vanguard Hi Dividend (VYM): $9.84
Vanguard REIT Index ETF (VNQ): $17.23
Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU): $10.23
iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY): $9.60

4. Roth IRA
Vanguard Natural Res LLC (VNR): $7.35

Total Passive Dividend Income: $269.39

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 $1500.00 in total passive dividend income at the beginning of this year and received $1880.57, glad to be surpassing my target :), though, I started out with a small base. So, we will see next year how the growth turns out.

Full Disclosure: Long in all above mentioned securities.

How did your Dividend Income do this month of December. Did you hit your target for 2014?

Thanks for reading.

16 thoughts on “Dividend Income Update – December 2014

  1. Congrats on the impressive month. I had my best month ever for dividend income. I will post my dividend income in a few days.

    Each purchase in a dividend stock along with each dividend payment and dividend increase makes us one step close to financial independence. One step closer to not have to rely on an employer in order to pay expenses is what this is all about.

    1. Hi IP,

      Appreciate the kind words. Glad to hear that you also had best month also and believe that this month was great for most of DGI bloggers! Look forward to seeing your dividends and best for this year 2015.

      Yeah. Each step takes us closer and closer to that magic kingdom of FI 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Hi FutureMillionaire,

      Glad to have you here and appreciate much for liking article. Passive dividend income post is one of the most exciting where progress towards being financially independent is visible and real. Best for new year 2015.

      Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Hi Jason,

      Appreciate your kind words! Haha, I need more capital to invest in many wonderful companies for sure. I’ve several more companies in my watch list: DLR, T, OKE, WPC, DEO, CBRL, APD, DRI, BPL, and list keeps growing 🙂

      To a great New Year 2015!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Great job with your passive income “earned” via that dividend snowball. I see a couple names in common with my portfolio. Look forward to seeing what 2015 will bring after seeing you smash your 2014 dividend income goal. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi DivHut,

      Haha. Love to have “earned” passive income any day of the day 🙂 Glad to be fellow shareholders in same great blue chip companies that hopefully will keep paying increasing amount of dividends. I crossed 2 milestones this year:

      1) 1/2 of a 6-figures portfolio value, was fantastic
      2) Dividend income of more than $250 this month was a significant marker in my FI journey.

      Good luck for new year 2015!

      Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Hi W2R,

      Appreciate the kind words. I hope to crank a compounding machine that builds a snowball that keeps rolling with increasing speed and make me FI soon. I would love to see my portfolio double but passive dividends are the ones we are after all.

      You are doing great there with growth in page views and dividends. All the best for new year 2015!

      Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Hi R2R,

      Appreciate it! Yeah. I did not realize first that my passive dividends really crossed $250 and it took a while for me to digest it fully as it was a big milestone! It only shows power of compounding engine that I setup just a couple of years back and it is a tremendous achievement for me, my first dividend was paltry $0.53. Hope this serves as an inspiration that it can be done, but, you must start for your own sake!!

      You are doing fantastic there with increasing passive income. Good luck for 2015!

      Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Hi Keith,

      Glad to know that you track my progress and that’s why I like posting it. It serves as an inspiration to me and hopefully readers alike. Best for new year.

      Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Hi MDP,

      Appreciate kind words. Would love to add more capital this year to roll down bigger snowball with increasing speed 🙂

      Good luck for 2015!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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