We're done with September! 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?!
Compared to last year my dividend income remained fairly in place, what isn't exactly a great thing to be honest. I received about € 180 after taxes, compared to € 190 last year. In total I got paid by 15 different companies. Most of my holdings showed some dividend growth albeit small. Too bad I had two nasty cuts earlier this year (RDS and BBL). But I am happy with my new dividend payers JNJ and BIP , and increased dividend payments by Unilever and Aflac because of purchases earlier this year
I am still ahead compared to the cumulative total I received last year till now. However the trend is not in the right direction. I still aim for an increase this year, but it won't be a growth of 40% as targeted but maybe something like 10%. We'll see what happens! In the meantime, I just keep grinding away, putting money to work and reap the rewards down the line.
How was your month? Do you see values in the current marketplace?