Dividend Income Update – December 2015

I’ve completed 240 days of freedom race and it has been awesome with the great support of DGI bloggers. 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’m super excited to write about my passive dividend checks that I received last month of December. They are now pouring into my account without me lifting any fingers. So far, I’ve got 65 fantastic companies in my growing 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:

Avista Corp. (AVA) : $9.90
Bank of America (BAC): $2.50
BP plc (BP): $72.00
Care Capital Properties Inc. (CCP): $1.14
ConocoPhillips (COP): $29.60
Chevron Corp. (CVX): $42.80
Emerson Electric (EMR): $11.88
Gilead Sciences (GILD): $2.15
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): $7.50
Main Street Capital Corp. (MAIN): $26.45
Microsoft Inc. (MSFT): $3.60
New Mountain Finance Corp. (NMFC): $17.00
National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV): $4.60
Realty Income Corp. (O): $19.05
Pfizer Inc. (PFE): $2.80
Royal Dutch Shell, Inc. (RDS B): $84.60
Southern Company (SO): $27.12
STAG Industrials, Inc. (STAG): $5.18
Vector Group Ltd. (VGR): $8.00
Ventas Inc. (VTR): $36.50
Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC): $7.50
Exxon Mobil (XOM): $7.30

Total passive dividend income for December: $429.17. I received $1,896.78 in passive dividend income and meeting target of $1,500.00.

Instead of getting a single salary once a month, I got paid by 22 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 above mentioned stocks.

How did your passive dividend income come along in December?

Thanks for reading!

8 thoughts on “Dividend Income Update – December 2015

    • Hi DS,

      Glad to know that we are fellow shareholders in VGR, which is little over-valued right now in my opinion. But, I wanted to initiate some positions in VGR and add over time. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi Sharon,

      Appreciate much the greetings and wish you a great new year as well. Yeah. I’m happy to have achieved my 2015 target and looking forward to 2016. I’ll be completing 600 days this year and need to achieve $600 in order to be on track, we’ll see. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi IH,

      Appreciate liking the portfolio: now that it contains growing list of 65 companies. I probably will be adding few more in the diverse sectors where I’m thin in. Once I’ve determined this list, I’ll add to them. The portfolio construction is a journey to achieve my goal of earning additional $1 per day. 3000 days are still few years away 🙂 You are doing great over there as well and congrats on your nice income. Thanks for stopping by as always and commenting.

  1. Congrats in having a good year and surpassing your goals. I am happy I hit a new best record as well in dividends. Looking at your holdings it seems you are over weight in the energy sector any concerns with that going forward?

    • Hi EL,

      Appreciate much your kind words. Achieving my 2015 target was a big deal and more importantly, I was able to keep on track by adding $1 per day, awesome! It will be crucial to keep doing it consistently so that I get to my ultimate goal of $3000 per month in 3000 days. Market has become volatile recently and we need to keep steady at it. Congrats on achieving your milestones in 2015 with $4500. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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