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?

12 thoughts on “Dividend Income Update – September 2017

    • Hi PID,

      Thank you, appreciate kind words. That is awesome, that’s a heck of passive income, keep it up. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  1. R2R –

    Loving BBL’s dividend this year? So strong and I know their industry can cause fluctuations throughout the course of owning them. I know I was loving it this past pay day. I am pumped about what you’re doing and appreciate you being able to post your progress on your journey. Keep it up!!!


    • Hi Lanny,

      Absolutely, love them all 🙂 Appreciate the kind words. You guys are doing fantastic there and posting the income from many bloggers, you also keep it going over there. Thanks for stopping by as always and commenting.

  2. Hey R2R,

    your numbers are in a different league and motivation to grind. 1,8k is not that far away until FI.
    My Sep dividend income stands at 483$. This is a difference maker for me and i’m happy with a yoy increase of 24%.

    Keep it up!

    • Hi DS,

      Thank you for nice words. My target is $3K in 3K: its a challenging target and it happens little early, that will be really awesome a and a feat to celebrate for sure. You are killing with 24% growth, congrats. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  3. R2R,

    Just crushing it out of the park here! I am loving the dividend income you are posting and some of the big hitting dividend checks you receive. These figures are so impressive for only being 870 days into your journey.

    Take care and keep on motivating!


    • Hi Bert,

      I’m going to celebrate the fact that both you and Lanny posted the comment: that’s super exciting for me 🙂 Appreciate the kind words. Beginning of next year, I’ll be completing 1000 days in this journey and will be a huge milestone for me. Thanks for stopping by as always and commenting.

    • Hi BHL,

      Thanks for the confidence. I’ve slowed down quite a bit this year and in fact, selling many companies due to high valuations. I know market is still going up and up 🙂 and that scares me. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  4. Looks like you are still bringing in some serious cash even for a lighter portfolio. Are still looking to sit on a good chunk of cash going forward or plan to deploy and grow that dividend income stream further?

    • Hi DH,

      I believe that market is fully valued and it might be over-valued by many historical standards. At these levels, I’ll wait for market to correct and deploy cash at that time. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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