Dividend Income Update – March 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 plus in total passive dividend Income: $341.08 to be precise, this is the first time crossing $300.00 milestone figure. My dividend income was more than 26.61% as compared to last Dec and 299% compared to last year’s Mar. 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.

Passive Dividend Income – Mar 2015

1. Dividend Re-Investment Plan Portfolio (DRIP) 
BHP Billiton plc (BBL): $8.25
Chevron Corp. (CVX): $20.97
ConocoPhillips (COP): $22.83
Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM): $10.45
IBM Inc. (IBM): $3.86
McDonalds Corp (MCD): $17.17
Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.B): $4.53

2. High Dividend Income Growth Portfolio 1 (HID1)
American Capital Agency (AGNC): $11.00
BHP Billiton plc (BBL): $37.20
BP plc (BP): $30.00
ConocoPhillips (COP): $14.60
Digital Realty Trust, Inc (DLR): $17.00
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): $7.00
Realty Income Corp (O): $9.45
Prospect Capital (PSEC): $8.33
Pimco Corp & Opportunity (PTY): $13.00
Royal Dutch Shell (RBS.B): $18.80
iShares Mortgage RE (REM): $30.09
Southern Company (SO): $5.25
Orchids Paper Products Co. (TIS): $5.25
Unilever plc (UL): $4.88

3High Dividend Income Growth Portfolio 2 (HID2)
Vanguard Hi Dividend (VYM): $8.15
Vanguard REIT Index ETF (VNQ): $8.10
Vanguard Utilities ETF (VPU): $10.30
iShares Select Dividend ETF (DVY): $9.33

4. Roth IRA
Vanguard Natural Res LLC (VNR): $5.29

Total Passive Dividend Income: $341.08

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 at the beginning of this year and received $814.28 so far. This month of March is a big one for me and most of DGI bloggers as well. It covered some ground in the shortfall of last low month, that I’m glad to take. However, there is lot of more ground to cover to achieve a challenging target for this year.

Full Disclosure: Long in all above mentioned securities.

How did your Dividend Income do this month of March. Are you moving along the target?

Thanks for reading.

8 thoughts on “Dividend Income Update – March 2015

  1. PIM,

    Congrats on the impressive month and the 300% increase yoy. That is an incredible increase. It goes to show the beauty of dividend growth and allocating capital to purchase dividend stocks over time.

    I am glad I started investing in dividend stocks .

    1. Hi Investing Pursuits,

      Appreciate your kind words. It was a fantastic increase in passive dividend income, though, I’m starting out with a small base. Absolutely, it shows the power of DGI and how in few years, you can have a snowball machine running.

      You are doing good there with $240+ in dividends!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Looking good PIM! That is some fantastic year of year growth. If only we could keep that up for 5-10 years and we’d be free before we know it.

    Dividend investing is truly a gratifying style of investing when you start seeing results like yours.

    Keep up the great work!

    1. Hi ADD,

      Yeah. I’m glad to take this growth and if continues in future, we’ll be FI before we even realize 🙂

      Could not agree more. My journey a good example of dividend growth investing and how in few years, it snowballs into a hefty chuck of green bugs and pennies.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Awesome year over year growth. These are the best posts to read and write. As usual we have a few names in common and why not? High quality dividend payers belong in everyone’s portfolio. Thanks for sharing. Look forward to your next update.

    1. Hi DH,

      No doubt about that. These are the most interesting posts to read and write, that shows the progress we are making towards being FI. I set a goal of 12 yrs and I’m into 4th year. So, we will see how it goes. Right now, it looks like a high climb uphill.

      It is easy to find same securities in most DGI bloggers portfolios and they have been analyzed over and over again. There are only few companies that can fit the criteria. You are doing great over there with $300+ in taxable account. Keep it up!

      Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Hi DivGuy,

      Mar was a great month and grateful for that. I need similar months like this in order to achieve the dividend income target of $3500 this year. Appreciate the sentiments, hope we can have blockbuster months like Mar 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

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