Monday, April 17, 2017

March 2017 Dividends and Passive Income Progress


I am sorry that it takes me a while to write my March update. I am still in process of studying for Texas Real estate licence. Plus I helped my mom to move from Florida to Texas. Finally she is living close to us. And I got engaged. :)
As much as I didn't want an expensive ring, my fiance did a great job shopping at Blue Nile online, researching on diamonds. My ring looks beautiful and I know he got a great deal as well. :)

Back to my March stock update. I am being really inactive this year with my stocks investments. But...
March was my best month ever! I finally reached more than $500 in dividends. Since my dividends reinvest automatically, it means what even when I am inactive, I still automatically invested more than $500 this month!

Dividends received March 2017
BMO$17.65
BBL$57.23
CCL$7.15
CNP$44.05
COP$6.61
GILD$13.68
ESV$0.31
F$52.76
GSK$20.21
FTR$80.52
HOG$6.08
JNJ$16.83
KR$3.85
KHC$0.38
MAT$34.52
MCD$33.27
NEA$6.26
PEP$17.37
PFE$17.80
RYAM$1.24
RYN$14.16
ENB$18.72
TGT$12.65
UL$18.34
VLO$15.17
WIN$2.83
WFC$19.69
GM$20.21
Total$559.54
I am super excited to reach over $500! I know it will not be like this every month but it still looks great!
It's 25.7% increase comparing to March 2015.

Here 2014/2015/2016 vs 2017:
2014
JanFebMarchAprMayJuneJulyAugSeptOctNovDec
$48.61$12.44$63.58$90.04$65.67$126.98$122.68$118.36$185.28$93.18$123.70$263.68
Year to date$1,314.20
2015
JanFebMarchAprMayJuneJulyAugSeptOctNovDec
$78.69106.39333.50150.77128.34298.21118.30122.05361.36184.44113.44316.17
Year to date$2,311.66
2016
JanFebMarchAprMayJuneJulyAugSeptOctNovDec
$183.80104.48445.07240.49104.10327.53213.41113.56396.05262.97122.31422.44
Year to date$2,936.21
2017
JanFebMarchAprMayJuneJulyAugSeptOctNovDec
$220.12128.03559.54
Year to date$907.69
Additional passive income or free money from various financial institutions:

Chase Freedom(I forgot to report it last month)                                            $186.00
I opened this card because they offered 0% for 15 months
plus $150 bonus and I wanted to use it to pay for my crown.

Amex points                                                                                                  $17.35
Discover points                                                                                             $13.52

My total financial passive income for the month of March was $776.41

I am getting closer to my $1K a month goal!

I started tracking my passive income Summer 2014
June           $261.00
July            $209.67 
August       $235.62 
September  $212.97
October      $140.37
November  $207.05
December   $377.91
Total         $1644.59

 2015 Passive Income
January      $167.44
February    $279.29
March         $397.80
April           $202.48
May            $229.70
June           $368.21
July            $205.56
August       $254.16
September $494.20
October      $231.18
November   $268.28
December   $458.46
Total         $3556.76

2016 Passive Income
January     $298.49
February   $332.39
March       $500.67
April          $360.27
May           $249.71
June          $414.51
July           $278.08
August      $164.45  
September $441.78
October     $335.86
November  $218.30
December  $506.91
Total         $4101.42

2017 Passive Income

January   $270.26
February  $207.60
Total         $477.86 
Thanks for reading and please share your thoughts and progress.

2 comments:

  1. Good job studies have found that those that leave their stocks inactive for various reasons do quite well.

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  2. Happy times. Congrats on getting engaged. Enjoy the time. Looks like March was a great month for passive income as well. Well over $500 coming in passively (dividends) is a very real number that can cover a lot of your monthly expenses. Keep focusing on those dividends as those other passive income streams are not as consistent, like bonus offerings. Great job overall!!!

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