Sunday, January 15, 2017

December 2016 Dividend Income Update

It's time for my December dividend update! I'm a bit late posting my results as I've become quite lazy with my blog and suffering from a bit of burnout to be honest. I don't know how much longer I will continue posting if it keeps feeling more like a chore than a rewarding experience. Well see how it goes.

Anyway my income for the month of December was $376.56, this is a bit lower than last quarter due to Pepsi not paying this month. Pepsi has an odd payment schedule where their last payment for the year actually falls in early January. 

In other news I received my first dividend payment from Fundrise of $20.03 (prorated) which boils down to an 11.25% yield before taxes. Unfortunately with Fundrise the dividends are not automatically reinvested and instead go into your bank account. I have also made over $800 'working' online this month (nothing related to blogging) most of which will be reinvested in dividend stocks.

December Dividend Increases
  • McDonalds (MCD) - From .89 to .94 (+5.6%)
  • Universal Health Trust (UHT) - From .65 to .655 (+.7%)
December Dividend Income
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - $48.80
  • Unilever (UL) - $19.86
  • Exxon (XOM) - $51.00
  • Compass Minerals (CMP) - $22.24
  • Cullen Frost Bank (CFR) - $9.72
  • Travelers (TRV) - $8.04
  • Avista (AVA) - $19.87
  • McDonalds (MCD) - $32.90
  • Coke (KO) - $21.35
  • Kraft/Heinz (KHC) - $25.80
  • Flowers Foods (FLO) - $74.40
  • Universal Health Trust (UHT) - $32.75
  • Powershares Muni Bond ETF (PZA) - $9.83
Total Dividends December 2016: - $376.56

In the chart below you can see my dividend growth, you will notice in the past 6 months my income has been reduced slightly, that was due to my sale of Realty Income. I used the proceeds to pay off my mortgage and I have now started to reinvest in Realty Income again (this time in a Roth IRA tax advantaged account ).