October Dividend Income

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:

DateSymbolCompanyAmount
10/1/21AGRAVANGRID$23.51
10/29/21AMNFARMANINO FOODS DISTINCTION INC$39.05
10/15/21APTSPREFERRED APARTMENT COMMUNITIES INC$82.97
10/15/21AQNALGONQUIN PWR UTILS CORP$232.62
10/19/21BCEBCE INC$170.08
10/6/21BLVVANGUARD BD INDEX FDS LONG TERM BOND$13.92
10/29/21BNSBANK OF NOVA SCOTIA COM$26.59
10/18/21CPTCAMDEN PROPERTY TRUST$12.73
10/15/21EPREPR PROPERTIES$77.71
10/11/21GSKGLAXOSMITHKLINE$170.72
10/7/21HYGISHARES TR IBOXX HI YD ETF$18.02
10/6/21IRMIRON MOUNTAIN INC$495.46
10/15/21KBALKIMBALL INTERNATIONAL INC$2.41
10/4/21KMBKIMBERLY-CLARK CORP$16.49
10/15/21LEGLEGGETT &PLATT INC$83.30
10/14/21MPWMEDICAL PROPERTIES TRUST INC$184.51
10/7/21MRKMERCK &CO. INC$137.08
10/25/21NUSINATIONWIDE RISK-MANAGED INCOME ETF$12.74
10/29/21OGEOGE ENERGY CORP$139.42
10/7/21PFFISHARES TR PFD AND INCM SEC$51.71
10/1/21PPLPPL CORP$489.49
10/21/21PSECPROSPECT CAP CORP$155.54
10/5/21TUTELUS CORPORATION$54.15
10/6/21VCLTVANGUARD SCOTTSDALE FUNDS LONG-TERM COR$15.91
10/15/21WPCWP CAREY INC$572.04
10/29/21M1 FinanceM1 DIVIDEND GROWTH ACCOUNT$32.06

6 thoughts on “October Dividend Income

  1. I enjoy seeing how your dividend income is growing year over year. Seeing others, like yourself, doing what I am trying to do keeps me motivated. I look forward to watching your progress going forward.

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    • It is interesting to see as all of us our on the same journey just some have been at it longer than others. Not all progress is positive though, I was down a little over 5% this month. I think it is important to share the downs as much as the up months.

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