Dividend Income Update – May 2017

I’ve completed 750 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 a figure of $1500 in passive income, though it was less than last month due to many sells made. I’m excited to write about my passive dividends received in month of May 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:

Abbvie Inc. (ABBV): $38.40
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): $35.87
Omega Healthcare Inv., Inc. (OHI): $346.50
Sr. Housing Properties Trust (SNH): $195.00
STAG Industrial, Inc. (STAG): $58.33
AT&T, Inc. (T): $147.00
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD): $52.69
Verizon Com. Inc. (VZ): $202.13

Total passive income for May: $1,870.67.

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 May?

18 thoughts on “Dividend Income Update – May 2017

    • Hi PCI,

      I’m glad to have a nice month and its a race for $3K in 3K: long way to go for that. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi DD,

      Good to know about the common companies and we are in good company with those telecom companies, like the business model. I did came close to $2K however, with many sales made over last few months, it will be less going forward. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  1. Fantastic income for the month. Well done to you. Keep up the good work. Looks like you are well on your way to reaching that beautiful financial freedom we all desire. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi BHL,

      Thank you for kind words. Appreciated much. I think I’ve crossed first step of $1K and getting close to $2K, but, it will take some time before I cross this second big step. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  2. Fantastic month indeed. You are just crushing it. I appreciate you providing me with some ideas as well for companies to invest into to receive dividends in the second month of the quarter. There aren’t nearly as many of them as you would expect out there. Take care and I am pumped as heck to see your June results.


    • Hi Bert,

      Glad to hear that my post is providing some ideas, truly humbled. This is what makes this community so inspiring and motivating to each other. I’m also excited to see what June results will be: likely expect less as full impact of all these sales will be felt. Thanks for stopping by as always and commenting.

  3. Yes…. these posts inspire me and I know others to press on their DGI journey. Keep posting! Real incredible results for the month of May. Looks like the REITs/BDCs are pulling almost all the weight for the month. You brought in a very serious total passively. That is a monthly salary for many who work. Congrats on the super job. Keep it up!

    • Hi DH,

      Appreciate the kind words. Many of the companies are selling at multi-year highs including utilities, telecoms, reits and others. Its becoming tough proposition to buy companies and that’s why I’ve selling many. Agree, this is a serious income, however, I expect it to go down in next few months and keeping fingers crossed for next month. Thanks for stopping by as always and commenting.

  4. Wow, congrats for reaching nearly 2k in may!! that’s awesome. Recognize some holdings which are in my portfolio too (Main Street Capital, AT&T, Realty Income, Omega…). My dividend income total in may was 711$…
    With 2k per month (or 24k per year) FI is within reach in my opinion. And with that monthly income stream your snowball will get bigger fast. Keep it up!!


    • H DS,

      We are happy campers in those companies and I’m sure you will cross $1K soon. $2K will be an awesome milestone. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  5. That’s an awesome month for dividends – you my friend are killing it. Looks like your portfolio is heavy on telecoms, REITs and BDS – any worries about interest rate bumps?

    • Hi TIM,

      Appreciate the kind words. I do have concern regarding the rate rise next week and their likely impact on reits and bdc prices. As long as our portfolio is fairly diversified, we should be fine in long haul. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  7. That is quite a bit of money. Congrats on getting over halfway the required income when you are now halfway the race. You are ahead of schedule 🙂

  8. R2R, this post is definitely an inspiration to me. I’m just getting started. I started my blog a year ago, but just started tracking my dividends about 2 months ago. I made $2.85 in May. So, I have a long way to go. But it’s good to know that others like you have been where I am now. It is a long race, but as you said, slowly but surely.

    Looking forward to more awesome reports. $1800 in passive income is just amazing.

  9. I had my best month yet with $854 AUD. I certainly hope in a few years I can be at those numbers you are up to already. I got a couple stocks from your list, like O and OHI. A few more are on my list to be bought one day, it is no race for me, but I like to think we’re all on a journey!

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