After 34 years of clocking in and out of work and religiously saving at least 10% annually in my 401K every year, my countdown to financial independence is in sight. Each month is a step closer and lets take a look at how this past month is getting me there.
For the month of October I made $3,310.23; a decrease of -5.96% versus this time last year. Not every month is going to be positive and this is one of those times. I had two payments that opted to pay me in November instead of October. On the bright side, November’s payout will get a nice bump.
In October I received two dividend raise announcements from Phillips 66 (PSX) at 2% and AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) at 9%. I was expecting a third raise from Pinnacle West Capital (PNW) but they moved their quarterly meeting to early November and anticipate the announcement then.
On the home front my expenses have remained the same which means my savings rate has stayed steady at 24.9% but there may be a change coming. My oldest daughter’s car died and she had to buy a replacement. Since her old car was in my name I was paying the taxes and insurance but the new car is in her name and she got her own insurance. This is going to free up some money and the bulk of it I will redirect to my investing accounts. Hopefully next month my savings rate will go up.
Enough of me droning on, let’s see the things we all love to see…charts and dividend payouts:
|10/29/21||AMNF||ARMANINO FOODS DISTINCTION INC||$39.05|
|10/15/21||APTS||PREFERRED APARTMENT COMMUNITIES INC||$82.97|
|10/15/21||AQN||ALGONQUIN PWR UTILS CORP||$232.62|
|10/6/21||BLV||VANGUARD BD INDEX FDS LONG TERM BOND||$13.92|
|10/29/21||BNS||BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA COM||$26.59|
|10/18/21||CPT||CAMDEN PROPERTY TRUST||$12.73|
|10/7/21||HYG||ISHARES TR IBOXX HI YD ETF||$18.02|
|10/6/21||IRM||IRON MOUNTAIN INC||$495.46|
|10/15/21||KBAL||KIMBALL INTERNATIONAL INC||$2.41|
|10/15/21||LEG||LEGGETT &PLATT INC||$83.30|
|10/14/21||MPW||MEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST INC||$184.51|
|10/7/21||MRK||MERCK &CO. INC||$137.08|
|10/25/21||NUSI||NATIONWIDE RISK-MANAGED INCOME ETF||$12.74|
|10/29/21||OGE||OGE ENERGY CORP||$139.42|
|10/7/21||PFF||ISHARES TR PFD AND INCM SEC||$51.71|
|10/21/21||PSEC||PROSPECT CAP CORP||$155.54|
|10/6/21||VCLT||VANGUARD SCOTTSDALE FUNDS LONG-TERM COR||$15.91|
|10/15/21||WPC||WP CAREY INC||$572.04|
|10/29/21||M1 Finance||M1 DIVIDEND GROWTH ACCOUNT||$32.06|