Dividend Income Update – January 2017

I’ve completed 630 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 came close to a milestone figure of $2000 in passive income, but did not quite hit it this month. I’m super excited to write about my passive dividend checks that I received in month of Jan. They come into my account like a clockwork without lifting any fingers. So far, I’ve got 97 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): $15.00
Baxter Intl. Inc. (BAX) : $1.95
BCE Inc. (BCE): $83.57
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS): $101.48
Chatham Lodging Trust (CLDT): $55.00
Walt Disney Comp. (DIS): $3.90
Digital Realty Inc. (DLR): $44.00
Dow Chemical co. (DOW): $6.90
Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS): $5.30
EPR Properties (EPR): $28.80
Eaton-Vance In. (EXG): $20.32
General Electric (GE): $24.00
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK): $115.18
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (HST): $50.00
JP Morgan Chase & Co,. (JPM): $14.40
Main Street Capital Corp. (MAIN): $75.86
Altria Group, Inc. (MO): $115.90
Merk & Co. Inc. (MRK): $18.80
National Healthcare (NHI): $36.00
Nike Inc. (NKE): $2.70
Realty Income Corp. (O): $27.34
Occidental Pet. Corp (OXY): $26.60
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB): $64.60
Pepsico Inc. (PEP): $15.05
Phillip Morris Intl., Inc. (PM): $208.00
PennantPark Investment (PNNT): $84.00
Reynolds American Inc. (RAI): $71.30
STAG Industrials, Inc. (STAG): $44.02
Starwood Property Trust (STWD): $240.00
Sysco Corp. (SYY): $3.30
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD): $48.46
Telus Corp. (TU): $71.43
U.S. Bancorp (USB): $14.00
Walmart Stores (WMT): $7.50
W.P. Carey, Inc. (WPC): $247.50

Total passive dividend income for Jan: $1992.16.

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 first month of the year: January?

29 thoughts on “Dividend Income Update – January 2017

    • Hi Doug,

      Thank you. With right company raise, I’ll be able to crack $2K. Its still early in the race and the FI journey is a long one: $3K in 3K. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi DD,

      I’m glad this post motivated you and many other fellow bloggers and that’s exactly the purpose of these posts to be mutually inspiring each others. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  1. Damn awesome stuff with nearly $2k in dividends. Especially since Jan is a slower paying month. Looks like 2017 is going to be a big year for you.

    • Hi JC,

      Yeah, I worked very hard to be in a position where I can generate such income. However, most of my capital is deployed and there will be fewer purchases going forward, we will see. I’m also excited to see how 2017 turns out. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi BHL,

      I’d loved to crack that milestone in the very first of the month, but, it did not happen. We will see if it happens next month or later. My goal is still $3K in 3K. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi DP,

      Yeah, it was close to 2k, but, did not quite break that barrier 🙂 hopefully next month. Once it happens, I would have travelled 2/3rd of my FI journey. Appreciate the follow. Good luck in your journey as well. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  2. Wow, you crushed it once again. I only hit $2k in one month once a year (DEC), and I imagine you will hit it several times this year! Great job,

    • Hi Dan,

      Hitting $2K is a simply wow, congrats on your milestone. I’m so happy for you, as we keep inspiring each other and fellow bloggers towards our FI path. Thanks for stopping by as always and commenting.

  3. As always, an impressive total especially for a month of relative quietness. Almost hitting $2k in Jan. is very inspirational and keeps motivating me on my own journey. Nice long list of companies paying you too. Very diversified indeed. Keep it up!

    • Hi DH,

      Appreciate the kind words. Absolutely, it was very motivating to add these totals and come up with a figure so close to 2k. I’d initial target of about 50-75 companies but gradually bumped a bit to achieve proper diversification. I know Warren’s portfolio is concentrated towards few companies, however, I do not yet have an elephant gun like him to fire anyone soon 🙂 Thanks for stopping by as always and commenting.

    • Hi DD,

      I’m glad that you found the post inspirational, and that’s the purpose to be mutually inspired and keep chugging along towards our path. Tough and slow work though but nothing is easy. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi DIB,

      Happy to know that post inspired you. If we want to be free from rat race of 9-5, we have no option other than to generate passive income, be it real-estate, entrepreneurship, dividends or other part-time side gigs. Everyone finds their calling: it takes lot of hard work and patience to achieve such. Good luck in your journey. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  4. My goodness, my goodness R2R!!! What an incredible month. I love the progress. You are one or two increases away from blowing past that $2,000 per income mark in January. Keep up the amazing work and you will get there before you know it.


    • Hi Bert,

      Indeed, it was an incredible month, looking forward to the day when I really hit $2K, that will be awesome and deserve a small champagne to take out 🙂 Appreciate much kind words. Thanks for stopping by as always and commenting.

    • Hi D4F,

      Truely, it was a massive month for me, would have liked to cross the hurdle of $2K, that’s for another month. We will see when it finally happens. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi ED,

      Thank you. Same here, I think Feb month will be just ok, since, HCP moved out payout from Feb to March. I think it will be March month that hopefully, can cross that big barrier. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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    • Hi TCF,

      Ha! Appreciate the nice words: its a compounding gear that’s doing the magic, not me 🙂 You too, enjoy your weekend. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  6. Wow that’s an awesome portfolio. I started my own portfolio and right now my annual dividends is sitting at about $78. I will definitely hit the $100 annual threshold this year. I am going to try and increase my contribution rate to supercharge my portfolio, but until then, I’ll just keep getting inspired by awesome portfolios as yours. Keep it up. 2k threshold is exciting.

    • Hi DL,

      A small step taken is all it takes to reach many more milestones.You are getting closer to your goals, my friend. Appreciate the follow. Good luck in your journey. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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