May 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 May I made $2,475.74; an increase of 12.16% versus this time last year. This was just a touch below my desired minimum of 12.5% growth.

On the home front my expenses have remained the same which means my savings rate has stayed steady at 24.9%. Not much really changed for me during the month of May with the exception of getting fully vaccinated for COVID.

There was no major movements in the overall stock markets other than which spin doctor did the occasional brief of if inflation is transitory or worse. But for the most parts markets must have it priced in as their were no violent swings. I did add three new positions with Broadcom (AVGO), Investors Bancorp (ISBC), and Kimberly Clark (KMB) and I consistently keep adding to my Algonquin (AQN) and Merck (MRK) positions. 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
5/3/21GISGENERAL MILLS INC$84.20
5/3/21TAT&T INC$613.84
5/3/21VZVERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC$57.87
5/6/21BLVVANGUARD BD INDEX FDS LONG TERM BOND$14.08
5/6/21VCLTVANGUARD SCOTTSDALE FUNDS LONG-TERM COR$15.09
5/7/21HYGISHARES TR IBOXX HI YD ETF$18.00
5/7/21PFFISHARES TR PFD AND INCM SEC$53.32
5/10/21APDAIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC$33.65
5/14/21ABBVABBVIE INC$188.00
5/17/21HASHASBRO INC$34.46
5/17/21OHIOMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS INC$722.72
5/17/21PGPROCTER AND GAMBLE CO$113.48
5/20/21PSECPROSPECT CAP CORP$155.54
5/21/21ARTNAARTESIAN RES CORP$193.62
5/25/21FASTFASTENAL$11.35
5/28/21ODCOIL DRI CORP OF AMERICA$17.28
5/28/21SBRASABRA HEALTH CARE REIT INC$84.60
5/28/21WSMWILLIAMS-SONOMA INC$10.69
5/28/21M1 FinanceM1 DIVIDEND GROWTH ACCOUNT$53.95

5 thoughts on “May Dividend Income

  1. Pingback: Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers! – May 2021

    • Financially for the most part of my life I wasn’t in a position to contribute a large percentage of my paycheck so a decent amount of patience and commitment was my best investment to make (lol). Thanks for stopping by.

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