Sorry this is so late ya'll... but man, I think it was worth the wait!!
We have not been able to put away as much income this year due to increasing the 401K contributions but I've got a surprise in an upcoming post -- Hint: My wife is awesome!
With that being said, our prior investments and additional compounding growth have allowed us to set new records for the month of April.
This months total came in at $345.53!! which is an increase of 25.88% compared to last year and a 5.80% increase compared to last quarter.
April Dividend Income:
As you can see, there were quite a few new investments along with some one time payouts, along with some respectable compound growth. I sold O (perhaps a bad call since I have not been able to buy it back cheaper yet) and OHI & TROW were one time payouts last year. Those were all the big negatives.
Big positives from last year, I invested heavily into WPC, a purchase of RAI earlier this year, along with new purchases of BNS, CSCO and STJ.
All told, there was an increase of $71.04 from last year, and $18.94 from last quarter! Gotta love the growth!
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.
How was your April?