We're almost done with May, but I still have to report on my dividends in the month of April. Let's see how many companies sent me a dividend check for my ownership. These checks are the results of decisions I made earlier in life, sometimes years ago, where I decided to purchase shares in these companies. Nowaydays I still collect these checks but I have to do absolutely nothing to receive them. They just get deposited in my brokerage account, no questions asked. Isn't that great?!
I received € 44 after taxes. This is a slight increase from last year. I got paid by 5 different companies, I guess April is a slow month for me. If I look at my progress based on the cumulative dividend income this year I am about 32% ahead compared to last year. That sounds perfect, especially during these rough times! However, I expect this growth percentage to come down during the year because of the dividend cuts I received in the last two months.
Current forward divided is around € 1.700,-. I just keep doing what I've been doing in the last years: work, earn my wages, deposit into my brokerage as much as I can and keep buying income producing assets to enhance my financial situation. Rinse and repeat.