I love dividends. What’s not to love. I collect mini paychecks that someday will grow to massive paychecks from 46 companies on a consistent basis. February is one of my smallest dividend income months, but it’s still a great monthly paycheck. This month I collected $270.39 in dividends from Realty Income Corp, Omega Health Investors, AT&T, Kinder Morgan, Costco, Apple, and ONEOK.
February was a better market month than January. I finished February in the black. I also hit a milestone; actually I hit it last month but forgot to write about it. My portfolio has crossed over the $200k mark. I finished February with a portfolio value of $207,395. So far this year, my dividend total $797.50.
My dividend income collected in February 2016 were as follows:
Dividend – Year-Over-Year
The chart below tracks my monthly dividend income on a year over year basis. 2015 numbers are red and 2016 numbers are orange. YOY charts help me to see where I’m headed, and they give me sense of pride that I am one step closer to my goal.
My dividends in February went from $88 in 2015 to $270.39 in 2016.
Since 2014 when I became serious about dividend investing, I’ve made $5,504 in dividends. This averages out to $239 a month in dividends that gets reinvested into my retirement accounts. I look forward to the day when I get to add a zero or two to the end of $239 on a monthly basis. The growth of my dividends has been fantastic. The chart below shows that in 2-months this year I almost reached my 2014 annual dividends income mark.
Full Disclosure: Long O, OHI, T, KMI, COST, AAPL, OKE
What was your February dividend income? Do you DRIP your dividends or do you save them and make new stock buys?