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May was a good month. The weather was mostly good, I got some stuff done that I had been aiming to do, my expenses were a little lower than usual, and yeah, my dividend payouts arrived like clockwork and were better than ever. 🙂

So how was my dividend income for May? Well, let’s do the numbers:
BGY $ 49.00*
CFP $ 71.45*
CIK $ 22.00*
DHY $ 42.00*
DMF $ 10.50
DSM $ 22.83
EXG $121.95
FGB $ 86.25
HHY $ 37.50
HTR $ 28.50
NCV $ 63.00
OIA $ 4.10
PFN $ 36.00
VFL $ 19.50
TOTAL $668.58

* Includes Return of Capital.

Wow! It seems that May’s total payouts of $668.58 set a new monthly dividend income record for me!! Sweeeeeet! The only downside is that as dividend income grows, so too does the amount of money I pay out of pocket for my little matching program experiment. As I said in a prior posting about matching, the sustainability of matching dollar-for-dollar becomes less tenable as my dividend income rises faster than my salary. On the bright side, there’s a good chance that a $700 month will happen this year.

I’m rather amazed at how much monthly dividend income has improved over the past year. As a comparison, for May 2014 I earned $406.86. Which makes May 2015’s $668.58 a 63.5% increase over May 2014!

May’s dividend income exceeded $600 by a pretty good margin, but projected average monthly dividend income is at a “so-close-I-can-taste-it” $596.72 <sigh>. My next stock buy will certainly lift me over the $600/month milestone, so achieving my 2015 dividend income goal well before the end of the year is a certainty.

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  1. DivHut

    Awesome totals for the ‘quiet’ month of May. Great year over year improvement as well. I think I’ll have to review those holdings of yours. They are all insanely high yielding. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Dividend Quest

    Yep, it was a pretty good month. I look forward to June’s payouts, as HQL and RSO should be paying out this month. While most of my positions have high yields, I do try to avoid or minimize my exposure to the truly insane yields of 14% or more (yes, there are some stocks out there that get such yields). I got burned a bit by taking a chance on CTCM this year, so I learned a lesson in risk. Thanks for dropping by DivHut.

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