Monday, November 28, 2011

Monthly Progress Review: November

It is time again for my Monthly Progress Review.

Two cool things happened to me this month that I'll highlight in this article: one with my portfolio, and one in my personal life. 

Listed below is a summary of the dividends I received, as well as the purchases I made for the month of November in my Dividend Income Portfolio:

Dividends Received
I received dividends from five companies this month: AT&T, Abbott Labs, Paychex, Proctor and Gamble, and Realty Income.  Listed below are the details for each:

*AT&T (T) - $19.35
*Abbott Labs (ABT) - $52.32
*Paychex (PAYX) - $47.17
*Proctor and Gamble (PG) - $45.88
*Realty Income (O) - $21.92

Therefore for the month of November my dividend income total was $186.64.  This is a new monthly high for my dividend income portfolio, which I was excited about. :)  I have been slowly building my positions over time, and it is nice to reach a new milestone.  I am patiently awaiting the day when I break into the $200s/mo.  Hopefully that will be a frequent occurance next year perhaps.

Again, as stated in my August Update, I have stuck to the plan and made no new purchases this month.  I have continued to pay down debt, build cash reserves, and prepare for my upcoming home purchase. With the addition of November's dividends to my Progress Tab; however, I now have earned $1,520.89 this year in passive dividend income.  Praise the Lord! 

In other news, I also celebrated my 26th birthday, so that was cool as well.  My wife and I spent a wonderful day together; we went bowling for a few games, watched the Bronco's play, and then we each had 8oz filet's at a great local steakhouse and brewery for dinner.  Overall, a very nice day.  It is weird to think though that I have now lived over a quarter of a century and that 25 is behind me forever.  Time is moving by!

As I close this post, I am reminded again how thankful I am for all of the blessings in my life.  How wonderful is it for us to have a God who blesses us and does not treat us as our sins deserve.  Take a moment and reflect on the message to us from Psalms 103:

Psalm 103
Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, 
and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel: The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children—with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts. The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all. Praise the Lord, you his angels, 
you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word. Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will. Praise the Lord, all his works everywhere in his dominion.  Praise the Lord, my soul.

Well, that's all for now.  As always, I appreciate your thoughts and insight.

Thanks for reading. 


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  1. Congrats on the new monthly passive income high. I don't like it when you refer to a quarter of a century. It makes me feel so much older now.

  2. Cashflowmantra,

    Thanks for the note. Sorry about the century comment. :)
    Time does move quickly it seems sometimes! Take care,


  3. Great progress DP! Keep up the great work! =)

  4. Henry,

    Thanks for stopping by. I'm enjoying your blog as well when I have time to check it.

    Take care,


  5. what are value of the stocks you own? Are you ahead on those? WHat's the NET difference between the value vs dividend?

  6. Anonymous,

    Most of my holdings are still in the green, despite the crazy drops the market has recent experienced. All of my return comes from dividends since I have yet to ever sell any position. Take care,


  7. Enjoy still being in the midst of your 20's brother. I'm turning 30 next year and I feel like I'm getting old! Time flies by.

    Great job on the dividend income progress. You're creeping up close to that magical $200 number. Keep it up man!