After 34 years of clocking in and out of work and religiously saving 10% annually in my 401K every year, in good times and bad, I have decided to share my monthly dividend income to show what regular saving and investing can accomplish.
For the month of April I made $3,909.49; an increase of 36.23% versus this time last year. I realize the year over year gain is slightly exaggerated as April of last year was the start of many a dividend cut or suspension but this is my largest April payout ever.
On the home front my expenses have remained the same which means my savings rate has stayed steady at 24.9%. I finally got my first dose of a COVID vaccine and will be getting the second shot later in May, glad to finally get this out of the way. I gave myself my 12th haircut in April, this has been one of those COVID things I had to learn how to do myself and now that lockdowns have been lifted this is one of the few things I think I will continue to do even though I can see a barber, I actually enjoy cutting my own hair.
In April I received dividend raises from 8 different companies and so many companies reported great earnings. Hopefully all of you got to experience the joy of getting a raise. As far as a watch list, there are no screaming value plays that jump out at me so I’ll continue to monitor a little over 50 dividend stocks for any opportunity that arises. Unless there is a pullback, I plan on staying with small $200 buying lots for the foreseeable future.
|4/1/21||BEPC||BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE CORP||66.52|
|4/6/21||IRM||IRON MOUNTAIN INC||480.3|
|4/7/21||BLV||VANGUARD BD INDEX FDS LONG TERM BOND||31.97|
|4/7/21||MRK||MERCK &CO. INC||123.62|
|4/7/21||VCLT||VANGUARD SCOTTSDALE FUNDS LONG-TERM COR||15.77|
|4/8/21||HYG||ISHARES TR IBOXX HI YD ETF||17.92|
|4/8/21||MPW||MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST INC||179.68|
|4/8/21||PFF||ISHARES TR PFD AND INCM SEC||51.47|
|4/15/21||APTS||PREFERRED APARTMENT COMMUNITIES INC||82.97|
|4/15/21||AQN||ALGONQUIN PWR UTILS CORP||180.89|
|4/15/21||KBAL||KIMBALL INTERNATIONAL INC||2.38|
|4/15/21||LEG||LEGGETT &PLATT INC||69.85|
|4/15/21||WPC||WP CAREY INC||554.17|
|4/16/21||CPT||CAMDEN PROPERTY TRUST||12.73|
|4/22/21||PSEC||PROSPECT CAP CORP||155.54|
|4/28/21||AMNF||ARMANINO FOODS DISTINCTION INC||31.95|
|4/30/21||BGS||B&G FOODS INC||256.47|
|4/30/21||BNS||BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA||25.94|
|4/30/21||CM||CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE||265.04|
|4/30/21||OGE||OGE ENERGY CORP||133.63|
|4/30/21||M1 Finance||M1 DIVIDEND GROWTH ACCOUNT||24.49|