I thought I would do another dividend income share in conjunction with the PF blog posts. Next PF Blog update will be something different. It’s nice to shake things up a bit.
This one is definitely not as exciting as last month’s dividend calculation (which was over $600, yippee!).
I notice there’s a lot of monthly dividend updates and they’re great fun to look at, a peek inside the portfolio of dividend enthusiasts. I usually do my dividend updates on a quarterly basis, and when I do, it is quite the process as I review each dividend paying stock or ETF for increases or decreases. Here’s a look at last quarter’s Dividend Update.
My goal was to receive $6000 in dividend income for the year of 2017, and it doesn’t look like I’ll be getting that this year but if you count my forward dividend yield, I will have more than $6000 and will have achieved my goal (technically). Last month (September) was a nice month for dividends, though it doesn’t beat the time when it was over $800. I’ll look forward to the day it is over $1000.
Here’s a look at the dividends I received in October 2017:
- REI- Riocan Real Estate Investment Trust $23.50
- ZPR- BMO Preferred Shares Laddered ETF $16.91
- ZDV- BMO Canadian Dividend ETF $16.76
- T.TO- Telus Corporation $49.25
- VUS- Vanguard US Total Market ETF $35.67
- KEG- Keg Royalties and Income Fund $9.18
- CLF 1-5 Year Laddered Bond ETF $16.14
- VAB- Vanguard Aggregate Bond ETF $46.02
- NLY- Annaly Capital Management REIT $30 USD
For the USD dividends I converted it on a 1:1 basis to make it straight forward. The CAD is forecasted to go down further, so if you have some USD you want to convert to CAD, you can review Norbert’s Gambit.
As you can see this month is super depressing compared to September’s dividend count. Nothing too exciting here. Let’s move along lol.
On to a more uplifting topic, there were lots of great posts around the blogosphere in the past few weeks. Fincon 2017 happened too- I bet the energy in Dallas was just buzzing from all the PF bloggers! I didn’t go but lived vicariously through the tweets and the instagram pictures and stories!
Here are 5 PF Blogs from around the Blogosphere that I highly recommend reading:
My Favorite Credit Card Perk You Might Not Know About by The Luxe Strategist shares a credit card perk that I really didn’t know about, called Return Protection. You can buy something on final sale and get your money back if you’re dissatisfied with it, and you get paid back from the credit card company. I wish I knew about this earlier, now I’ll have to scour my credit card welcome packages to see if I have this. Return Protection definitely seems like a game changer!
Gabe from The Shiny Dollar shares his 7 Streams of Income for September. I’m a huge fan of having multiple streams of income. When you feel down about one stream, the other stream is there to perk you right back up. It gives you a feeling of invincibility in a way when you know that you’re not 100% reliant on the sole income. That’s why dividend investing and passive income is so appealing to me.
Ms. FAF from Frugal Asian Finance talks about Housework- The Financial Decision of a Family. Unfortunately the division of labour seems to be resting on Ms. FAF because her husband makes more- which ties into our discussion on this blog last week about splitting finances when there is income inequalty.
Leo from I Saved $5K shares some personal finance horror stories, and boy are these seriously scary. Especially the $22,000 roaming charge when the parent thought his child was using WIFI the whole time while on vacation. Scarier than watching Friday the 13th or “Carrie” (which I have never watched- I can’t watch those kind of movies), perhaps?
Finally for some vicarious travelling through pictures (other than the pictures in Dallas from FinCon of course), Mr. Tako shares his Japan Trip Report, to Okinawa. I have always wanted to go Okinawa, because Okinawa is one of the places where there are lots of older adults who are 100 years old and older, and this is thought to be mainly attributed to the Okinawan diet. They eat mainly tofu, seaweed, and vegetables, as per Mr. Tako’s observations. Okinawa is known to have beautiful beaches, like Hawaii. It’s super high on my bucket list except it’s a little out of the way from the main island of Japan.
Readers, how did you do with your dividends this month? Did you go to #FinCon17 and if so, what was one ‘pearl’ of financial wisdom that you learned?