And Boom! Just like that – January is in the books. Who am I kidding? This was actually a pretty long month. Are you sure there are only 31 days in January? Maybe it just seems long when I spend most of my time avoiding anyone coughing or sneezing like the plague. Stay away Flu! Stay away!
I have successfully (I think) completed one month of blogging, which is very exciting. I must say everyone in the personal finance blogging community seems very friendly, and I’m so happy to have found people with similar goals and interests.
Listed below are the dividends I received for January 2018.
January 2018: I received $70.54 in dividend income.
So, January is my weakest month for dividends received. This is partly due to Coca-Cola (KO) paying out a month early in December. It’s okay, KO, as long as you are back for April!
Also, you can see my income did go down a bit on my bond funds, due to the changes in interest rates. I don’t mind because I need to have some bond diversification in my portfolio.
I did have two new additions with Realty Income (O) and Altria Group (MO) since last year. With the two of these companies paying me, I was able to generate a 30.29% year-over-year growth rate.
The chart below shows my dividends for 2017, and will be a nice visual comparison for when I input my 2018 results.
2018 Dividend Income Goal: Make $4,000 in dividend income.
Goal Progress: $70.54 out of $4000 = 1.76% complete.
Yes, I have a long way to go, but my spirit is not deterred. Time to grind!
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Agatha Christie
How was your January? Comment below and leave your blog post links for me to check out!
Curious about previous months? Check out all my Dividend Income related posts here.