August Dividend Income

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.

DateSymbolCompanyAmount
8/2/21GISGENERAL MILLS INC$88.25
8/2/21TAT&T INC$624.04
8/2/21VZVERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC$62.92
8/5/21BLVVANGUARD BD INDEX FDS LONG TERM BOND$14.46
8/5/21VCLTVANGUARD SCOTTSDALE FUNDS LONG-TERM COR$15.83
8/6/21HYGISHARES TR IBOXX HI YD ETF$17.50
8/6/21PFFISHARES TR PFD AND INCM SEC$51.97
8/9/21APDAIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC$33.82
8/13/21OHIOMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS INC$722.72
8/16/21ABBVABBVIE INC$190.12
8/16/21EPREPR PROPERTIES$77.71
8/16/21HASHASBRO INC$34.70
8/16/21PGPROCTER AND GAMBLE CO$113.48
8/19/21PSECPROSPECT CAP CORP$155.54
8/20/21ARTNAARTESIAN RES CORP$194.89
8/24/21FASTFASTENAL$11.41
8/25/21ISBCINVESTORS BANCORP INC$37.70
8/27/21ODCOIL DRI CORP OF AMERICA$21.12
8/27/21WSMWILLIAMS-SONOMA INC$10.69
8/30/21NUSINATIONWIDE RISK-MANAGED INCOME ETF$12.98
8/31/21SBRASABRA HEALTHCARE REIT INC$86.04
8/31/21M1 FinanceM1 DIVIDEND GROWTH ACCOUNT$63.76

6 thoughts on “August Dividend Income

  1. Another solid month with a huge % gain considering the high $ amount of your monthly payments. Got to get my ABBV,T, VZ, OHI payments up in your range. Those Newport Mansions are something else –the breakers– I was there the summer prior to covid — we didn’t tour any but did the cliff walk.

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  2. Congrats on collecting some impressive dividend income in August. Over $2.6K on 25% YoY growth… whoa! Those are some huge T and OHI dividends, too.
    A couple of strong double-digit raises just capped off a terrific month. The one from WSM was especially sweet.

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