October has come and gone. I know it’s only 31 days, but it just felt like a long time waiting for the month to be over. However, the past month was an interesting one. I had a moment to reflect. I took a look at where I was in life and where I was headed. After much consideration, I introduced the inspirational quotes of the month. That’s where every month, around the 15th, I will post an inspirational quote to help motivate my readers. But, it’s a community affair. So, I will also re-post quotes that were posted in the comments section on that page. That way, the community helps motivate each other. There’s still time to get your quotes in by the way. Just head on over and leave a quote in the comments section of the inspirational quotes of the month post. Finally, Halloween was yesterday, and for me, it was quiet. I thought about dressing up, but got lazy. There’s always next year, I guess. Alright, enough stalling. Let’s see how much dividends I earned in October.
In October, I received a total of $23.21 in dividends broken down as follows:
- CSCO – $7.68
- KO —- $9.68
- O —– $5.85
Notably, in July, only KO and O paid me dividends and the total at that time was $5.99. So now, I added CSCO and this is the first time I’m being paid by CSCO. As a reminder, I won’t be able to start making yearly comparisons until March of next year because I only started tracking my dividends March of this year.
Finally, the dividend tracker has been updated accordingly. And, you may notice that I crossed the $100 mark in actual dividends received this year from the date I started tracking dividends.
Forward Annual Dividends
As of today’s writing, my forward annual dividends is $599.83. Are you kidding me? I am $0.17 away from breaking the $600 mark!!! That is going to happen with my next investment in a day or so. I’ve stated this several times but the way I choose to invest is through dollar cost averaging (DCA). So, I contribute the same amount every month to my portfolio. My DCA amount right now is about $800. Unfortunately, I don’t have the means to raise that because I’m also trying to pay off my 20k in student loans. And, I’ve remarkably failed at that goal due to life’s circumstances, which I’ll talk about in a later post. But, you can expect my next post to be the fact that I broke the $600 mark. So, exciting.
Finally, no new stocks were added to my dividend portfolio in October.
Although October felt like a long month, it was relatively quiet. That included Halloween. I didn’t dress up or anything. Hopefully, your October was more exciting than mine was. So, how did you do in October? Was it a scary month? If you did dress up for Halloween, what costume did you wear?
Let me know by commenting below.