April Dividend Income

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.

DateSymbolCompanyAmount
4/1/21AGRAVANGRID INC23.13
4/1/21BEPCBROOKFIELD RENEWABLE CORP66.52
4/1/21PPLPPL CORP763.54
4/5/21WMTWALMART INC14.48
4/6/21IRMIRON MOUNTAIN INC480.3
4/6/21TUTELUS CORPORATION47.55
4/7/21BLVVANGUARD BD INDEX FDS LONG TERM BOND31.97
4/7/21MRKMERCK &CO. INC123.62
4/7/21VCLTVANGUARD SCOTTSDALE FUNDS LONG-TERM COR15.77
4/8/21HYGISHARES TR IBOXX HI YD ETF17.92
4/8/21MPWMEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST INC179.68
4/8/21PFFISHARES TR PFD AND INCM SEC51.47
4/12/21GSKGLAXOSMITHKLINE ADR203.84
4/15/21APTSPREFERRED APARTMENT COMMUNITIES INC82.97
4/15/21AQNALGONQUIN PWR UTILS CORP180.89
4/15/21KBALKIMBALL INTERNATIONAL INC2.38
4/15/21LEGLEGGETT &PLATT INC69.85
4/15/21WPCWP CAREY INC554.17
4/16/21CPTCAMDEN PROPERTY TRUST12.73
4/19/21BCEBCE INC93.65
4/22/21PSECPROSPECT CAP CORP155.54
4/28/21AMNFARMANINO FOODS DISTINCTION INC31.95
4/30/21BGSB&G FOODS INC256.47
4/30/21BNSBANK OF NOVA SCOTIA25.94
4/30/21CMCANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE265.04
4/30/21OGEOGE ENERGY CORP133.63
4/30/21M1 FinanceM1 DIVIDEND GROWTH ACCOUNT24.49

5 thoughts on “April Dividend Income

    • Absolutely correct, buying on the big down turn last year was the by far the biggest contributor. Of all my payers I do plan on trimming back on PPL by 20% as the concentration is over my limit.

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