Dividend Income Update // August 2017

August Dividends

  • Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) – $3.50
  • Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) – $8.25

Total dividends received for the month of August: $11.75

Another month means another chance to tally up my dividend total. This month’s published total is 16% higher than August 2016. Even without adding a single share to either of my holdings, I’ve started to see the compounding effect of growing dividends – and I am thrilled!

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Dividend Income Update // May 2017

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  • Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) – $3.50
  • Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) – $8.25

Total dividends received for the month of May: $11.75

Here we are at the beginning of a brand new month…which means we have a chance to look backwards and count up all of the wonderful dividends that were deposited in our accounts! The rent may be due at this time but this is still the most wonderful time of the month, in my opinion!

May is always a slow month for me but I still managed to make nearly $12 bucks just from holding onto shares. Not a bad way to make a few dollars!

Thanks for reading.

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Dividend Income Update // February 2017

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February Dividends

  • Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) – $3.50
  • Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) – $8.25

Total Dividends received for the month of February: $11.75

This represents a 80% yoy increase over last year’s published dividends – I’m loving how the dividends keep on rolling in!

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Dividend Income Update // November 2016

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November Dividends

  • Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) – $3.50

Total Dividends received for the month of November: $3.50

This update is a short one, folks. Due to Starbucks moving its dividend pay date to December, Kinder Morgan is the only position that paid out a dividend in November. November has (and likely always will be) a low dividend paying month for me but I’m looking forward to a fruitful December!

Thanks for reading.

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Dividend Income Update // August 2016

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August Dividends

  • Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) – $3.50
  • Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) – $6.60

Total dividends received for the month of August: $10.10

So, July marks one year since I started my investing journey but August actually is the first month where I received dividend income. As part of my journey, I’ve been keeping this blog to record my steps along the way and chart my progress and I’m hoping that it will be easy for me to compare year over year my portfolio balances and dividend increases.

As you can tell, I received less income this August versus last August. This is due to the fact that KMI decided to slash their dividend by 75% back in December 2015. While it was certainly disappointing, the dividend reduction was definitely necessary in order for KMI to keep their credit rating and reevaluate their heavy reliance on debt to finance their capital ventures.

So, why am I sharing all of this? Basically to show that there can be minor setbacks sometimes. Would I have loved to report how much my dividend income has grown since last August? Absolutely! However, even with this minor setback, I still have received more in dividend income this year than I have all of last year and we’re only a little more than half way into the year. I consider that a win in my book!

Thanks for reading.

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Dividend Income Update // May 2016

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May Dividends

  • Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) – $3.50
  • Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) – $6.60

Total dividends received for the month of May: $10.10

May is another low dividend paying month (like February, August and November); however, I still received $10 that I didn’t have to go to a job and “work” for. $10 today can probably only buy lunch but I am excited to see how this small amount grows over the years and contributes to my financial freedom!

Thanks for reading.

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Dividend Income Update // February 2016

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February Dividends

  • Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) – $3.50
  • Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) – $3.00

Total dividends received for the month of February: $6.50

Annnd, February. Admittedly another low paying month. However, when you keep in mind that I received $0 in dividend income last February, $6.50 doesn’t seem so bad! That’s enough to buy a few coffees from Starbucks or a quick lunch on the go – all because my past self decided to invest in companies that would pay me while my shares appreciate in price.

Thanks for reading.