Saturday, 31 October 2015

October 2015: Dividend Update!

    October is ending this Halloween night, and with the months conclusion I have had many treats in the form of my monthly and quarterly dividends. With a new months high of $213.53 in dividend income! A modest $5.13 more than the last comparable quarter, or almost half an hour of working at a minimum wage job.

    I love being able to literally see the results of my hard work; putting the money I save every month to work for me. Having dividend paying stock reward me every month or quarter, steadily growing and increasing my future buying power of even more shares. And these monthly posts allow me to see, compare and highlight where my dividend growth is coming from. Usually in the form of a dividend increase, or having had bought additional shares in a company.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Portfolio Update: As of October 24, 2015

    Its been about a full Quarter since my last Portfolio Update at the start of June. Since that time the markets have been quite turbulent with a lot of worrying and speculation on the affects of slower growth in China, low oil prices, interest rates and elections. (Click here for my post on that)

    I have also since then added to a few of my positions, as well as initiated a new one with my Recent Buy of Manulife Financial last month. As well as increasing my positions in Bank of Nova Scotia, Veresen and eliminating my holdings of ZDV, my BMO exchange traded fund.

Friday, 16 October 2015

September 2015: Income & Expenses

    It feels like I only just wrote about what I earned and spent in September, but apparently it has been an entire year since! I find it interesting to compare how I am fairing from year to year, seeing the changes in where my income is coming from and where I spend my money. From the snapshots between September 2014 and 2015 it looks like I worked less, made about the same in Other/Bonus income, but more than doubled my dividend income!

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Recent Buy! October 2015

    In the past couple of weeks I have been fortunate enough to build up enough cash to do one of my more favourite activities, purchasing more shares of dividend paying companies! Now, I had the money in my account for a couple of weeks, waiting to see how the markets settled with all the recent volatility. Well, last week I pulled the trigger and put that capital to work with a new position in my portfolio!

Saturday, 3 October 2015

September 2015: Dividend Update!

    September is one of my quieter dividend months, but just like every other month the dividends come in nice and steady with no effort or early mornings on my part! Every third month of a quarter is my lightest month, with the monthly distributions forming the base of the income, with a helping hand from Suncor. I am also very excited that for the first time this year, the on average lowest paying month just exceeded the highest single month of dividend income that I received in October 2014, just short of a full year ago!