Monday, July 9, 2018

2018 1st Half Update

Dividends Received

Total dividends received during the first half of the year were $10,430


1st half purchases ($14,025)
  • $1000 of ABBV at $93.38
  • $275 of AFL at $43.86
  • $300 of BDX at $216.17
  • $200 of BP at $40.25
  • $800 of CLX at $123.40
  • $625 of DIS at $105.44
  • $1100 of GE at $15.93
  • $300 of GILD at $75.45
  • $1150 of JNJ at $124.76
  • $150 of KMI at $16.35
  • $600 of MMM at $196.98
  • $2575 of MO at $59.66
  • $1200 of PEP at $103.09
  • $1200 of PG at $78.84
  • $2250 of PM at $87.83
  • $200 of RDS.A at $63.23
  • $100 of V at $132.99
$24,493 in total new capital added (including reinvested dividends)

Dividend Increases

Total: $1308 from 17 different companies.

Annualized Dividend Income

All together, annualized dividend income increased $2,202 from Jan 1 total of $19,595 to $21,796. This means my dividend stocks will pay $21,796 in dividends over the next 12 months.

Keep Feeding The Fire

Note:  Have not posted in some time but keep plugging away.  Was disappointed in hearing Capital One Sharebuilder is being sold to eTrade and discontinuing the Sharebuilder program. I have been using Sharebuilder for 7 years and have built a portfolio of over $500K with the program.  Program ends next week and it will be sad day for me.

Personal highlight of the 1st half of year was summiting Mt Ranier (pic at top of post).  14,411 feet.  It was one of the best experiences of my life and put a fire in me to climb higher and experience more.


  1. Wow what a nice forward dividend income. Keep up the great work.

  2. Thanks Buy Hold Long. Ive been working on this for a while.

    cheers, AA

  3. Thanks for the update.I thought you had abandoned this blog.

  4. As if reaching over 500k isn't amazing enough, you climbed Mt. Ranier. I can't say enough about the consistency. I've been watching since you started and your dividends have grown tremendously. Keep up the good work, you'll be FI before you know it.

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