Dividend Income Update – April 2017

I’ve completed 720 days of freedom race and it has been awesome so far. 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.

Wow. I edged past a milestone figure of $2000 in passive income. I’m super excited to write about my passive dividend checks that I received in month of April. They come into my account like a clockwork without lifting any fingers. 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. 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:

Apollo Inv. Inc. (AINV): $45.00
Baxter Intl. Inc. (BAX) : $3.25
BCE Inc. (BCE): $161.95
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS): $112.08
Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT): $77.00
Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS): $5.80
EPR Properties (EPR): $34.00
Eaton-Vance In. (EXG): $38.00
General Electric (GE): $24.00
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK): $171.35
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST): $40.00
Coca-Cola Company (KO): $18.50
Main Street Capital Corp. (MAIN): $101.75
Altria Group, Inc. (MO): $61.00
Merk & Co. Inc. (MRK): $21.15
Nike Inc. (NKE): $4.50
Realty Income Corp. (O): $35.87
Occidental Pet. Corp (OXY): $38.00
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB): $76.00
Phillip Morris Intl., Inc. (PM): $104.00
PennantPark Investment (PNNT): $54.00
Reynolds American Inc. (RAI): $96.90
STAG Industrials, Inc. (STAG): $58.34
Starwood Property Inc.(STWD): $336.00
Telus Corp. (TU): $107.45
Walmart Stores (WMT): $12.75
W.P. Carey, Inc. (WPC): $298.50

Total passive dividend income for April: $2137.14.

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 did your passive dividend income come along in this month of April?

23 thoughts on “Dividend Income Update – April 2017

  1. Of course it’s inspiring to see these incredible results you have achieved in such a short amount of time. Always love reading these updates and following your journey. Keep the race going with your remaining 34 companies!

    • Hi DH,

      I could not be more happy if my post provides inspiring to you and other readers alike, appreciate the kind words. Yeah, $3K race is still on with lesser number of companies now 🙂 Thanks for stopping by as always and commenting.

  2. Simply amazing! Well done to you for breaking the 2k a month mark, lets hope that can continue to climb and be a more common thing for many months to come. Well done to you!

    • Hi BHL,

      Thank you for the nice words. As I sold many companies over last several weeks and months, my passive income will take a hit in coming months and the challenge will be to grow it again. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi IWTRS,

      It was great to see crossing $2K last month and March was an all-time high. I’m sure you will be there in no time, just keep at it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi DP,

      I’m glad to hear that my post provided some inspiration to you and others as well, its truly humbling to hear that. My goal is $3K in 3K and still long way to go. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi IH,

      Appreciate the kind words. I probably would have set a new record in June, but, for all the sales made, my passive income will be down over next few months. It will be a while before income is ramp’ed up to my record March level again. Thanks for stopping by as always and commenting.

  3. I’ve been following your blog steadily. I’d have to say “Wow,” only 1/3 of the way and you’re 2/3 of the goal. That’s the way to do it.I’m sure you’ll meet you’re 3000$ mark before 3000 days though. Best of luck to you! Cheers!

    I crossed the $3000 mark last month, but I had to sell the stocks to buy rental property. It was a difficult decision, but it’s paying off for me. Dividend growth is a little bit slow for me. But I like the total passive aspect of it, so I’m getting back into the game and start slowly building up my portfolio again.

    • Hi Vivianne,

      You put it so beautifully, could not say any better. Thank you for the wishes and congrats on crossing the $3K last month: raise the champagne bottle high in air and spray it all around 🙂 Keep it up! Thanks for stopping by as always and commenting.

  4. Man, over $2k in April (which is usually a lighter month)! Way to go! I’m always impressed by your progress. What’s your age again? To be trying to finish in 3000 days, if you don’t mind sharing?

    • Hi Dan,

      Thank you. I think important thing is not my age, its about starting the journey. If you start at 30, you can be FI before 40 and if you start at 40, you can still be FI before 50, and even at 50, before 60: way better than lot of folks. Good luck in your journey. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi Bert,

      Appreciate the kind words. Glad that my post is able to inspire you and many others: very humbled for that. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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    • Hi Doug,

      I’m definitely happy to have the results last month, however, due to many sales made over last months, I expect that full impact will be felt in next few months. Its a journey and will take it in stride. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  6. That is a very impressive list of companies paying you. $2k in one month is amazing. It is still early in your journey and you are crushing your goals. You will easily hit your goals sooner than later. Keep up the great work!

    • Hi DD,

      Thank you for the nice words. I think $3K in 3K will still be challenging, as I’ve made several sales and passive income will go down over next few months, before it starts growing again. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi Muki,

      My portfolio has been fluctuating quite a lot over last several months, to the point where I stopped worrying about size or position. Now, I like to track passive income rather than the size or even how many positions are owned. My goal is $3K in 3K. Still, I’ll try when I get some free time. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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