Wednesday, February 1, 2017

January Dividend Income

I have collected $38.20 in dividend income so far this year!  This month I received income from SIX different sources. This is fewer than December, but I expected January to be a slow month. Compared to 2016 my dividends in January increased by 674.85%.  This is purely due to me not investing in dividend stocks at the beginning of last year when I earned only $4.93. Clearly, my slow but steady buying throughout the year has transformed my portfolio over this short period of time.  It is definitely not yet where I want it to be, but I know I'm on the right track.  There is a new investment paying out a dividend to me this month and it is no other than REITs from my Fundrise Account.  This allows me to invest in real estate and diversify further while earning a solid return.  I hope to eventually write a short blog post about my experience with it and how I am doing.  Thus far, I have received dividends from it in two quarters.  The next quarter will be the first time I receive my full dividend allotment as I have held some of its REITS for only a short period of time.

** See more charts below thanks to my friend at Two Investing.  If you have not visited his site yet, I strongly recommend you do so. I found his Dividend Spreadsheet extremely useful.  The Screenshots below are from his workbook, which give a good overview of the direction I am headed in.

I appreciate everyone who has viewed and commented on my blog.  As always, I strongly encourage you to comment even if you are just messaging that you have visited.  I'd like to hear your thoughts and views.

Also, I finally crossed 5k views in a single month on my site!  THANK YOU! 2017 is off to a great start!






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12 comments:

  1. Great job continuing to grow your passive income stream. Curious to know how you like Fundrise going forward. I know others use Lending Club or Prosper to diversify their passive income stream. Love seeing that year over year growth! Keep it up!

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    1. I had looked into LC but actually haven't heard of Prosper - will have to check it out. I was concerned with the tax filings for these as many of the loans would be small and I did not want to get bogged down by too much information. So would like to hear more on that. I do like fundrise so far. This will be my first quarter that I will be invested for the whole period, so I will surely post the dividend return as it is paid out! Definitely would prefer to own real estate, but since I did not have enough for a down payment I figured this is an easy way to earn some passive income with a much smaller investment.

      -TDM

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  2. Great job on the growth, curious about FundRise, have seen on a couple of other bloggers, how do you like it so far, can maybe you throw up a little review of your thoughts?

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    1. Dividends 4 Future,

      I like it so far - not much for me to do on my end. I like that its not traded and tempting me to trade as I see fluctuations in stock prices as well as the fact that my main investment in the Growth eREIT has projected about 8% annual dividend as well as doubling equity over the anticipated term.

      -TDM

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  3. 674% - Wow! That is one amazing growth even-though the amounts were small. Keep it up!

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    1. As long as I continue to invest smart and consistently I only see these numbers growing next year!

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  4. Even though you only had $4.93 last year, it is fun writing that you had such a large increase. I know I enjoy writing large increases.

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    1. Not going to lie.... felt great typing 674%!

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  5. Great job Mogul. I am very interested in hearing about Fundrise. Would you mind emailing me or replying specifically about that? Keep it up!

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  6. Congrats on a strong start to the year. Its going to be great when those REITs starting throwing off their dividends. Look forward to watching your progress.

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  7. Nice start to the year TDM! Love the upward trend. And thanks for the mention of my site! Count me in as someone interested in a post about Fundrise as well.

    Scott

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