Saturday, September 26, 2015

Dividend Income - August 2015 Update

Hi Everyone,

It's that time again when we get to post about a favorite topic of ours, dividends! We hope this post inspires other families out there to start saving and investing as soon as they can. The power you feel knowing that you are richer than you were yesterday and you didn't have to work for it is a wonderful feeling. Watching the totals pile in from all the various bloggers out there in this community continues to be a driving force to get ourselves to save and invest more and more.

We realize that our situation is different than every other blogger out there but its not how much you make, its how much you save. We make a middle class income but we live well below our means and this gives us the benefit to invest the surplus month after month and subsequently drive our passive income to new heights!

We want to thank all of you readers out there who have stopped by and congratulated us thus far.  You are the reason these posts keep coming out and continue to get better and better!

So with that being said, lets get down to the numbers.

This month was once again a blowout compared to last years August total!  This months total came in at $331.65 which is an incredible 91.42% higher than last year.  It was 28.96% higher than last quarter as well.

The biggest reason for the increase over May's total was the extra capital I put to work in OHI.  This capital plus the divided dividend for OHI in April/May turned out to be $69.00 more in August.  I am really impressed with OHI as a REIT so they have quietly become a staple of my portfolio, throwing out almost $90.00 per quarter.  The year over year growth speaks for itself.  My wife and I have put a lot of money to work over the past year, $40,000 and reached our goal to be exact, and as such, the gains from last year are incredible.  Six out of Eight months this year we have had over a 90% increase from last year.  Every month has been over 80% gain.

However, we are not slowing down.  We continue to put more and more capital to work and it is truly paying off...  literally.  My wife and I continue to be blessed and this journey continues to inspire us to keep on going.

August Dividend Income:

Total:  $331.65

The chart above shows the increase from the previous quarter.  When looking at the month of May, the -$14.04 was the change from February.  As you look at the charts from month to month, it really shows the power of compounding, dividend increases, new purchases and using DRIP with all the companies.  To think that we had 3 companies pay us over $1.00 more this month than last quarter without doing any work is pretty cool.

In total, we had a $74.47 increase from May.  Like I stated above, OHI was the main driver with that increase.

Jump over to our dividend income page to see the increases month after month.  There is also a nice chart on that page for all you visual learners out there.  On that page, you can easily see dividend income investing at work which hopefully one day will be greater than our expenses and that's what we like to call The American Dividend Dream!  Check out our complete portfolio here updated on 9/18/2015.

How was your August?



  1. ADD,

    Great job on the August dividend income. Looking forward to following your journey.

    Crushing the old totals and increasing dividend income rapidly.

  2. Everything is going in the right direction. A nearly 100% increase YOY is fantastic. Keep up the good work.