Monday, October 3, 2016

Financial/Life Update

Good Evening Everyone,

This post is going to be quite extensive so if you do not want to take 10 min to read everything, scroll to the bottom and I'll give you the main points.

So where to begin? First, I would like to apologize to all the readers who have stopped by in the past few weeks and have had no new material to read.  Life is always hectic in the summer time and although we have not had weddings every weekend, something has always seemed to take priority over the blog.

Since my last true post back on August 2nd my life has been quite the whirlwind with regards to everyday life, finances and fun.

My wife and I went on a week long vacation like we do every year in the middle of August.  We had weekend trips to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  My wife started a new job, my work won a much needed contract, the stock market rallied, and dividend checks kept rolling in.  I tried to slow life down a bit by relaxing on the weekends (to no avail), and the blog went silent.  My grandpa past away so the family has been working on his house which took up more time and before you know it, 2 months have passed.

This year has moved faster than any other year previously in my life.  To be sitting here and its already October seems crazy to me.  It still feels like spring was just yesterday, the flowers were starting to grow, the grass needed cutting, and weekends at the pool just around the corner.

With that bit of information out of the way, lets move onto the main topics of the post:

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Dividend Income - September 2016 Update

Hi Everyone,

Once again another killer month for my wife and I!  I might be jumping the gun on posting these results because it is only the first of the month.  Usually I do not see payouts from the 401K funds until sometime after the 1st of the month even though Vanguard counts it towards the month prior.  Check back again for updates!

Getting to the point, Septembers total came in at $548.75!  which is an increase of just 4% compared to last year$527 and a 19% decrease compared to last quarters $674... Bummer.

In the future, you will see my payouts go down pretty drastically so don't get too excited about the larger payouts.  Which is part of the reason I am not taking nearly enough time to write extended blogs for August and September.

Believe me, I am happier than ever with the decisions my wife and I have made regarding finances but dividend posts are not the place to discuss.  A gigantic blog post is just around the corner that will lay out all of the changes.

Hope you all had a great September!


Dividend Income - August 2016 Update

Hi Everyone,

Way late on this post.  Too busy living life recently....  Sorry!

However, those big investments continue to roll in the huge payouts!   Augusts total came in at $529.65!!  which is an increase of 60% compared to last year$331 and a 54% increase compared to last quarters $345!

No chart this month as big changes have been made to the portfolio and we will get into those in future posts.

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.