May Dividend Income

After 35 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 let’s look at how this past month is getting me there.

For the month of May I made $2,821.76; an increase of 13.98% versus this time last year.  Not too shabby considering this was the first month of AT&Ts lower payout.

In May I received 8 dividend raises from AQN, BNS, CM, CTO, LEG, PKG, PSX and TU.  A solid month for raises that should add an additional $221 to my annual income going forward. 

On the home front it has just been busy as I take care of maintaining property for two homes (mine & my father-in-law’s).   The good news is all this yard work is making me loose some of the winter fat and hopefully I’ll be slimmed down to my usual summer weight.

My middle daughter graduated from college this month and already started a full-time career in corporate accounting.  Down to just one child left in college and fingers crossed he will be graduating early in December of 2023.  Next milestone is to get all three kids out of the house and on their own. Here are the charts we love to see:

DateSymbolCompanyAmount
5/2/22BGSB&G FOODS INC$273.24
5/2/22GISGENERAL MILLS INC$95.60
5/2/22TAT&T INC$333.02
5/2/22VZVERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC$102.01
5/5/22BLVVANGUARD BD INDEX FDS LONG TERM BOND$14.05
5/5/22VCLTVANGUARD SCOTTSDALE FUNDS LONG-TERM COR$16.16
5/6/22HYGISHARES TR IBOXX HI YD ETF$19.46
5/6/22PFFISHARES TR PFD AND INCM SEC$43.65
5/9/22APDAIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC$67.51
5/13/22OHIOMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS INC$722.72
5/16/22ABBVABBVIE INC$217.27
5/16/22EPREPR PROPERTIES$85.49
5/16/22HASHASBRO INC$46.01
5/16/22IBCPINDEPENDENT BK CORP MICH$48.94
5/16/22PGPROCTER AND GAMBLE CO$120.53
5/19/22PSECPROSPECT CAP CORP$155.54
5/23/22ARTNAARTESIAN RES CORP$207.60
5/25/22FASTFASTENAL$12.83
5/27/22ODCOIL DRI CORP OF AMERICA$33.16
5/27/22WSMWILLIAMS-SONOMA INC$14.14
5/31/22NUSIETF SER SOLUTIONS NATIONWIDE NASDQ$17.65
5/31/22SBRASABRA HEALTH CARE REIT INC$87.16
5/31/22WMTWALMART INC$14.75
5/31/22M1 FinanceM1 DIVIDEND GROWTH ACCOUNT$73.27

4 thoughts on “May Dividend Income

  1. OHI is just a cash machine now, Its investments in the UK staved off div cuts from a down US market so all is good. Enjoying the dividend raises for now as I won’t have anymore decent months until September and the cycle starts all over again.

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