Dividend Income Update – September 2017

I’ve completed 870 days of freedom race and it has been awesome with great support of DGI bloggers. I’m truly blessed to be posting it from a country where Statue of Liberty stands. It stands for freedom and I hope to achieve my own financial freedom in 3000 days when I complete my race.

I crossed figure of $1500 in passive income and little over last monthI’m excited to write about my passive dividend checks that I received in month of September. They pour into my account without lifting a finger. So far, I’ve got 38 fantastic companies in my Portfolio

I hope that this passive income report provides inspiration to all the readers out there that even when you are starting out fresh, you can still do it. Although, it is a long race: slow and steady, we can win it on our terms and time. Without further ado, here are dividends received:

BHP Billiton ADR (BBL): $352.6
BP plc (BP): $192
Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT): $77
EPR Properties (EPR): $34
Eaton Vance Fund (EXG): $38
Main Street Capital Corp. (MAIN): $101.75
New Mountain Fin Corp. (NMFC): $170
Realty Income Corp. (O): $37.01
Royal Dutch Shell, Inc. (RDS B): $282
Southern Company (SO): $58
STAG Industrials, Inc. (STAG): $58.75
Target Corp. (TGT): $21.7
Vector Group Ltd. (VGR): $300
Ventas Inc. (VTR): $100.75

Total passive dividend income for September: $1823.56

Instead of getting a single salary once a month, I got paid by above fantastic companies throughout the month, simply by owning a tiny sliver of a slice. Imagine that there are thousands of people hired by those companies and that they are working for you, rather than, you working for them. This feeling of achieving financial freedom over 3000 days, is what drives me to keep racing and I’m sure readers alike!

Full Disclosure: Long on several of above mentioned stocks.

How was your passive dividend income in the month of September?

Recent Stock Purchase I – September 2017

I added positions in 3 existing companies in month of September. After selling over last few months, this is my third purchase in a while. Stock market is still at peak levels and that makes it difficult to find good values in such an environment. But, as they say, show must go on, rain or shine.

Below are the companies where I put my capital on towards my race for earning $3000 per month in 3000 days. Last month, I completed 840 days of my freedom race and it was nice to have crossed $1800 in passive income. Below is the company:

1) The AES Corp. (AES): 50 positions at $11.24 on 9/15
2) Target Corp. (TGT): 10 positions at $59.45 on 9/15
3) Ventas Inc. (VTR): 20 positions at $69.36 on 9/15

Total count of companies is now 38 in my portfolio and will be adding to my portfolio once there is some decent pull back. 

Full Disclosure: Long on above mentioned stocks.

Dividend Income Update – August 2017

I’ve completed 840 days of freedom race and it has been awesome with all the support. I’m truly blessed to be posting it from the country where Statue of Liberty stands. It stands for freedom and I hope to achieve my own financial freedom in 3000 days when I complete my race.

I crossed over $1500 in passive income, although it was slightly less than last quarter. I’m excited to write about my passive dividends received in month of Aug as they flowed into my account even without me lifting any fingers. Now, I’ve got 34 fantastic companies in my Portfolio.

I hope that this passive income report provides inspiration to all the readers out there that even when you are starting out fresh, you can still do it, like my journey just short time back. Although, it is a long race: slow and steady, we can win it on our terms and time. Without further ado, here are dividends received:

AES Corp. (AES): $18.00
Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT): $77.00
EPR Properties (EPR): $34.00
Eaton-Vance In. (EXG): $38.00
Gov. Properties Income Trust (GOV): $129.00
HCP, Inc. (HCP): $185.00
Hospital Properties Trust (HPT): $117.00
Main Street Capital Corp. (MAIN): $101.75
National Healthcare Inv., Inc (NHI): $95.00
Realty Income Corp. (O): $37.01
Omega Healthcare Inv., Inc. (OHI): $352.00
Sr. Housing Properties Trust (SNH): $214.50
STAG Industrial, Inc. (STAG): $58.75
AT&T, Inc. (T): $147.00
Verizon Com. Inc. (VZ): $202.13

Total passive income for Aug: $1,806.14

Instead of getting a single salary once a month, I got paid by above companies throughout the month, simply by owning a tiny sliver of a slice. Imagine that there are thousands of people hired by those companies and that they are working for you, rather than, you working for them. This feeling of achieving financial freedom over 3000 days, is what drives me to keep racing and I’m sure readers alike!

Full Disclosure: Long on above mentioned stocks.

How was your passive dividend income in the month of August?

Recent Stock Purchase – August 2017

I added positions in one existing company in month of August. After selling over last few months, this is my second purchase in a while: a welcome change. Stock market is still at peak levels and that makes it difficult to find good values in such an environment. But, as they say, show must go on, rain or shine.

Below is the company where I put my capital on towards my race for earning $3000 per month in 3000 days. Last month, I completed 810 days of my freedom race and it was nice to have crossed $1500 in passive income. Below is the company:

1) Target Corp. (TGT): 5 positions at $56.54 on 8/22

Due to sale of several companies over last several months, total count of companies is now 36 in my portfolio. I’ll be re-building my portfolio once there is some decent pull back. 

Full Disclosure: Long on above mentioned stocks.