On a much more positive note, our final car loan was paid off, so massive success there. So with all that said, how did I do?
This month I made several stock purchases this month.
I brought in a total of $128.98 in dividends ($95.43 taxable, $23.25 Roth, and $10.30 IRA). This is an increase from last year (95.72 total) by 34%.
In terms of dividend increases, I realized* three raises from the Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM), and Realty Income (O). The increases ranged from 0.2% to 3%. I have now realized 51 raises thus far this year. I also realized one cut of approximately 33% by KHC.
Next month I will realize 7 raises from the American Express (AXP), My Employer (B**), Eaton Vance (EV), the Royal Bank of Canada (RY), Starbucks (SBUX), Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI), and Verizon (VZ). The increases range from just about 1% to more than 17%.
* I only count increases when realized, because until that money is delivered any statements or declarations are simply conjecture.
The mortgage continues and I am putting extra cash towards the principal monthly - not a huge number, but every little bit counts. Our debts currently outstrip our assets.
I will be doing rolling purchases going forward, but I will likely focus on retirement accounts as in case I need to deal with healthcare costs.
Next month should produce around $347 in dividends, which is a 17% YOY increase.
My portfolio page is currently up to date.
Hope everyone has a great November.
- Dividend Gremlin
- Long all stock tickers