First Buy of 2017

New Year started and Here is the first buy of the season and its a well known company in the Dividend World,recent buyers include mydividendpipeline inspired by them i decided to add some shares of this company.It was either VFC or KMB.

I added 52 shares of VFC @52.65 +7.95 in commission.

This will add another $87.36 dollars to my annual dividend.
This year i set a high goal for dividend income .

2017 Goals

2016 is gone and 2017 is here.
I started documenting my financial journey in early April of 2016,i was investing before but not in dividend world and not regularly.So i just had 2 goals for 2016.

Goal 1: Was to achieve at least $5000 in dividends across my portfolio.
Final tally was above that and i am happy for it.

Goal 2: was increase net worth at least by 7% .
Result: Final increase was double of it.It was helped by nice run in Market and some good savings.

2017 Goals:
Dividend Income: Increase my dividend income from all accounts to $8000 a year.This is really pushing it.I expect some of it from dividend increases and Drip buys and mostly from new investments .

Net worth Increase: After last year performance,i would like to push for a 10% growth in it.

Health Goals: This is a new one for me and i would like to seriously try this one.loose atleast 10 pounds of weight for the year. Improve my average step count for the year.My Current 28 day average is 7k steps ,I would like to achieve an additional 1k Average for the year.

December Dividend Income

Final income post of year 2016.Its a Good month for December 2016.

TradeDate Symbol Amount
12/2/2016 SBUX 6.25
12/6/2016 SO 14.56
12/6/2016 V 4.13
12/7/2016 adm 5.7
12/8/2016 MSFT 6.05
12/12/2016 CVX 27
12/12/2016 TGT 17.23
12/15/2016 ko 7.2
12/15/2016 O 5.05
12/16/2016 KHC 4.98
12/16/2016 NOV 2.1
12/21/2016 KSS 8.29
12/29/2016 UNP 29.04
12/29/2016 TROW 27.54
12/30/2016 VTR 19.38
12/01/2016 WFC 28.89
12/06/2016 JNJ 52.58
12/08/2016 UL 35.72
12/08/2016 AMGN 25.17
12/15/2016 HSY 18.78
12/16/2016 RDSB 47
12/16/2016 FLO 22.4
12/16/2016 RDSA 0.98
12/29/2016 GILD 15.04

it has been nice year over year growth.

Final Buys and sells for 2016

This would be final buys and Sell post of the year 2016,As mentioned in my previous posts i am eligible for employee 401k ,even though there is no match i am willing to put money in it and the fund options seems to be all right. I picked Vanguard for their low expense ratio.
I eliminated a non dividend paying stock from positions to compensate for some gains in other sells.

12/27/2016 BOJA Sold 43 Shares of BOJA at $19.122 $815.24
Total loss on this stock is $360.

Some of the buys are scheduled are
$750 worth of Vanguard 500 Index Fund Admiral Class.
$750 worth of Vanguard Small Cap Value Index Fund – Admiral Class.

lets hope everyone will keep continuing their dividend journey.

Happy New Year.

Weekly Buys

Merry Christmas and happy holidays ,how quick did we get the year end,
This month i am still investing in the funds rather than individual stocks.The buys for this month are the same 2 funds i invested earlier.

9 shares of Vanguard Small Cap Value Index Fund – Admiral Class at 53.22
2.3 shares of Vanguard 500 Index Fund – Admiral Class at 210.70

Buys for past week.

Starting from this Month i qualify for my company retirement plan and i decided to do some investing it.
Here are my first buys for this month.
4.92 shares of Vanguard Small Cap Value Index Admiral VSIAX for $258.
1.2 shares of Vanguard 500 Index Admiral VFIAX for $257
so in total i invested 516 this month.

I see that the buying has slowed down in DGI community ,maybe due the end of year .

Novermber Dividend Income

Time is flying off and  one more month in the books.This month i received  dividend income from following stocks.

CAT     38.94
DE       15.12
PG       16.74
O          5.05
aapl     1.24
AXP     2.47
T             19.2
YUM     4.69
VZ      14.44
TIS          0.7

This  month i received a total of 118 .59.

Weekly Buys and Sells

This week after some time i selling 2 of my non dividend paying stocks. I made small buys this week.

11/16/2016 T Bought 1 Shares of T at $36.387 ($36.39)
11/16/2016 BTG Bought 11 Shares of BTG at $2.3576 ($25.93)


I made some profit on both these stocks.


This will add another $4 to my annual dividend.

Drip Buys and Stock Split(YUM)

This friday after a long time i dripped  and averaged down on 1 company and slowly increasing the count in other company.
11/4/2016 T Bought 1 Shares of T at $36.4298

11/4/2016 BTG Bought 3 Shares of BTG at $2.9668

YUM company split into 2 separate companies and  started trading.

with new purchases this will add another $1.96 to my annual fund.