It’s finally here. The first day of 2018. Well, it’s time for the final dividend income report for 2017. For simplicity, I will only focus on the dividend income in this post. I will discuss the extent to which I’ve achieved my goals in 2017, as well as my goals for 2018, in a different post. However, the one thing I will say is that I’ve been very proud of the consistency at which I’ve invested. Basically, every month, I have a set amount of money that I invest and it’s been pretty steady throughout the past year. So, let’s see how the final month shaped up.
In December, I received a total of $76.51 in dividends broken down as follows:
- GWW —– $5.97
- JNJ ——– $10.55
- KO ——– $10.58
- MMM —- $7.20
- O ——— $6.35
- PFE ——- $8.29
- SBUX —– $5.10
- XOM —– $22.47
Amazing. This is the most dividends I’ve gotten in any single month and from the most number of companies. This is also the first time that GWW has paid me dividends. I am very excited and encouraged by these numbers. And, I expect them to get bigger in 2018. In fact, I hope to hit the triple digit mark in the New Year.
Forward Annual Dividends
As of right now, the meter shows that my forward annual dividends is $658.30. It’s still a long way to go but I am aiming straight for the $1000 mark. As you will see in my next post, I will be working on increasing my monthly contributions to my dividend portfolio so that I can get to my goals faster. But, I love updating my portfolio and seeing this number rise.
Finally, no new stocks were added to my dividend portfolio in December.
How was December for you? Let me know by commenting below.