After 34 years of clocking in and out of work and religiously saving at least 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 August I made $2,641.65; an increase of 25.12% versus this time last year. This is well above my required 12.5% and hopefully it continues in the months ahead.
In August I received two large dividend raise announcements from First American Financial (FAF) 10.86% and Williams-Sonoma (WSM) 20%. The WSM raise was particularly sweet because they already issued a double digit raise back in March.
On the home front my expenses have remained the same which means my savings rate has stayed steady at 24.9%. Our backyard movie nights ran into a snag when a critter that looks like the one below decided to crash the party. Wish I had a video of 4 adults running in the dark to get away from the skunk with a movie playing on the background.
We also took some time out to visit the mansions in Newport Rhode Island. This was my first time touring a mansion and I was floored by the size and lavish finishes. We toured the smallest of the mansions which came in at 30,000ft2 complete with polished marble, massive chandeliers and 6ft fireplaces. The most impressive thing to me was the massive veranda over-looking the ocean.
Overall, another great month for dividend raises, a few stock buys, and fun with the family.
|8/2/21||GIS||GENERAL MILLS INC||$88.25|
|8/2/21||VZ||VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC||$62.92|
|8/5/21||BLV||VANGUARD BD INDEX FDS LONG TERM BOND||$14.46|
|8/5/21||VCLT||VANGUARD SCOTTSDALE FUNDS LONG-TERM COR||$15.83|
|8/6/21||HYG||ISHARES TR IBOXX HI YD ETF||$17.50|
|8/6/21||PFF||ISHARES TR PFD AND INCM SEC||$51.97|
|8/9/21||APD||AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC||$33.82|
|8/13/21||OHI||OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS INC||$722.72|
|8/16/21||PG||PROCTER AND GAMBLE CO||$113.48|
|8/19/21||PSEC||PROSPECT CAP CORP||$155.54|
|8/20/21||ARTNA||ARTESIAN RES CORP||$194.89|
|8/25/21||ISBC||INVESTORS BANCORP INC||$37.70|
|8/27/21||ODC||OIL DRI CORP OF AMERICA||$21.12|
|8/30/21||NUSI||NATIONWIDE RISK-MANAGED INCOME ETF||$12.98|
|8/31/21||SBRA||SABRA HEALTHCARE REIT INC||$86.04|
|8/31/21||M1 Finance||M1 DIVIDEND GROWTH ACCOUNT||$63.76|