Sunday, November 2, 2014

October Progress

I started tracking my passive income this summer.

My June passive income was $261.00
My July passive income was $209.67  
My August passive income was 235.62
My September passive income was $212.97

It looks like October was a slow month for me.

I bought shares of F and BBL.

I didn't sell any stocks.

I received dividends:


It was a decrease from a previous month but I am still happy. 

I earned an interest of $30.77
$5.16 in points on my Discover card
$1.26 in points on my Amazon card
I received $10.00 gift card from my Palais Royal card

My total financial passive income for the month of September was $140.37

At this moment my goal is to have $1k in passive income from dividends and other financial institutions.

This month pleasant extra - 

Rainbow Rainmate Illuminate Air Purifier w/ 2 LED Lights

We went to Home and Garden Show and entered info different giveaways.

So at the end I won this Air Purifier/Air Freshener ($75.00). 



  1. How come your dividend total was lower than last quarters? Did you sell some positions ?

    Grats on the air freshener :-)

    1. Hey Captain Dividend! Thanks for stopping by! yes, I was rebalancing in September, so I sold WIN and this is why my dividends went down for October.
      yes, this air freshener/air purifier is very nice. :)

  2. That's a solid month of passive income. I like all the cash back rewards and it really helps to have that extra money on purchases that you make. Ford seems like a risky play. Even though they have recovered nicely I still remember when the big 3 car industries tanked back in 2008. The car industry is too competitive for my liking. But if I had to pick one I see HMC as a decent value. 10.49 P/E and 2.55% dividend yield

    1. Hello Dividend Mongrel! I don't know for some reason I like Ford. I think a little of Ford stocks is ok. :) I am thinking to sell my pharmaceutical stocks though due to my unacceptance of lots of their policies... Thanks for your thoughts!

    2. oh and on cash back rewards... I am tempting to open another credit card with American Express because their rewards look too good to pass by... :)

  3. I see a couple names that we have in common for October dividends. Curious to see how you'll deploy your money in the remaining two months of the year. Have you decided about your ARCP shares as well? From the dividend blogs I have read all three positions. Some sold, some hold and a few actually bought more. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I will keep ARCP for now. I am thinking if I want to buy more shares but not sure because I already have too many in my portfolio. What about you? At this moment I am kind of confused what else I want to buy, so I am just sitting and watching market. :)