Monday, December 31, 2012

Investing Milestone

In December I passed $300 in monthly dividends received.  Granted I would have fallen about $10 short had Medtronic and Caterpillar not accelerated their 1Q 2013 payouts to 4Q 2012, but I'll take it.  It's great to see the progress that I've made in just the short time I've been striving for FI and building up my DG portfolio.  The next goal will be to reach $400 in dividends in a month.  That should come next year, most likely in the September or December payout, although since most companies pay on that schedule it might creep up into June.

I also updated my portfolio page to Google spreadsheets instead of manually updated tables.  This will help make that page run a little smoother and give more up to date information for everyone following along.  Check out the new page here.

8 comments:

  1. Congrats on clearing the $300/month milestone. I reached the same milestone this month as well. Feels great, doesn't it?

    Here's to an even better 2013!

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    1. FI,

      It's does feel great to scratch some milestones off the list. I almost doubled my 3Q 2012 dividends which is even better. And the best part is that in 4Q I averaged $135.52 per month in passive income for an average expense coverage of 9.54%. It's great to keep track of the progress and follow along with my fellow blogger's progress to stay motivated. Best wishes in 2013!

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  2. Good job on getting $300 in dividends in a month. Best wishes in 2013!

    I am also thinking about changing my tables to Google spreadsheets, although I haven't used them before, so I'll need to look into how to do it.

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    1. DGM,

      I was surprised how easy it was to use Google spreadsheets and incorporate it in the blog. You end up getting a link to post in the html for that page/post. It makes it a lot easier since you can pull in the stock prices, but as far as I know they still haven't made it so you can pull in the current dividend so that's a bit of a pain. If you have any questions feel free to ask. Have a great New Year's Eve and 2013!

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  3. I'm a fan of the Google spreadsheet. It takes a bit of effort to set it up, but after that initial bit of work, it's pretty hands-off after that (save the occasional tweak when buying or selling).

    I also added a link on my portfolio page to allow the spreadsheet to be opened in a full-page view. Viewing spreadsheets in tiny embedded windows isn't always the easiest way to get the big picture.

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    1. I'm becoming a fan of it. I still prefer Excel for all of my official records, it seems like I can do a lot more stuff with it. Although, I haven't played around enough with Google Spreadsheets so it might be just as good. I like the idea adding a full page view, so I'm probably stealing that from you. Hope you don't mind. I'll probably end up adding some more stuff to my Google Spreadsheet to give more detail of the cost basis/dividends.

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  4. Pursuit,

    Great job. You're making tremendous progress. I've noticed that since you've paid off your debt your purchases have been skyrocketing. You're going to be blowing the doors off milestones pretty quickly here. Keep up the fantastic work. Your progress is inspiring!

    Best wishes.

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    1. DM,

      It's amazing to see how quickly it can grow. And it's growing so much faster now that most of my free capital can go towards DGI. I'm glad that it's inspiring, that was one of the main reasons that I started the blog to help other people and keep them motivated as well as myself.

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