Sunday, August 31, 2014

August Dividend Update

It's time to report on my August dividends and I nearly had my highest dividend total ever at $227.68 which just barely missed beating my June number by 23 cents. My recent purchase of KMI (pre merger news) helped bolster my income as did a couple of dividend raises that I've listed below.

August Dividend Increases

Kinder Morgan (KMI) - From .42 to .43 +2.3%
Clorox (CLX) - From .71 to .74 +4.2%

(The low growth in KMI is misleading as they tend to increase dividends multiple times per year.)

August Purchases
  • Coca Cola (KO) - 20 shares @ $39.38

August 2014 Dividend Income
  • AT&T (T) - $45.08
  • General Mills (GIS) - $22.55
  • WGL Holdings - $29.04
  • Clorox (CLX) - $14.06
  • Realty Income (O) - $18.28
  • Kinder Morgan (KMI) - $39.99
  • Proctor & Gamble (PG) - $21.88
  • Peoples United Financial  (PBCT) - $36.80

Total Dividends For August: $227.68

Looks like I've got that chart back on the right track after a weak July.


  1. Love looking at that chart. It is really something when you compare August from two years ago to now and see the substantial increase you've had since then. Given a similar growth path, in a couple of years you will earn around $450-500 in August. Not too bad at all. Can pay quite a few bills with that sort of passive income, plus the compounding should accelerate as your cash inflows from dividends increases.

  2. Good job on the August dividend amount. The positive trend on your graph is looking great. Good job!

  3. Nice month Captain...and nice chart to match! Looks like you are consistent growing those dividends. Your progress in just a little over year is very impressive...Keep up the great work!

    Wishing you continued success in your journey! AFFJ

  4. Hey Captain,
    $227 in dividend income is awesome. I am hoping I can get to that level in a few years. Every time I see someone report dividends from AT&T I always say damn I need to add them to my portfolio. Lol

  5. Thanks for sharing your recent dividend income. Well over $200 for a month that is not that heavy in dividend payments is awesome. Happy to see we have some overlap in dividend stocks too. Look forward to your next update.

  6. Great to see the positive trend. thanks for sharing your dividend income for August.

  7. Great month for dividends! It is great that you just barely missed your June month considering how many more companies pay dividends during the 3rd month of a Q compared to the 2nd. Based on your chart, it seems that you surpassed your May mark so you are ahead on the comparable month from the last quarter.

    Keep up the great work. Nice purchase of KO!

    Bert, One of the Dividend Diplomats

  8. Great month Captain. 220+ in a month is wonderful.
    Great purchase on KO - you really got it at the low point in this dip. KO was in my watch list for August, but didn't make a purchase.


  9. Thanks for sharing!
    Good job, great month!

    Tobi from moneyneversleeps-blog

  10. Captain,

    Love the way that chart looks. Steadily upward! :)

    I see a few companies we both own shares in. Glad to be a fellow long-term shareholder.

    Keep it up!

    Best regards.

  11. Awesome month Captain! Keep up the great work you are doing great things.

    Stay motivated.

  12. Nice month! maybe next year i can reach for that 200$ dividends/month stream


  13. Great results! I hope to one day achieve that level in a month.


  14. CPT Dividend,

    Great job on making it to $200 a month! It's amazing to see your progress as it unfolds.
    Best of luck!