Wednesday, July 7, 2021


 2021 is the year of recovery.  Most of the nation is opening up.  People are out again and spending money that like it's Christmas all year.  

One of the side effects of this is a giant boom in the stock market.  Dividend increases.  All time highs.  And looks like it will grow even more once the transportation logistics work itself out.  In short, it's a good time to be a dividend growth stock investor.    So how did I do?

Not too shabby at all.  Now one of life's ironies is that right when it is time to snatch u as many shares as possible, I am in an extended holding pattern for free cash flow due to a family caretaking situation.  It will clear up and I will be able to make up for time lost.  But in the meantime, I will take my dividends and have a nice big pile to spend at a later date.

June brought me 48 dividend payments for a grand total of $1275.00.   Pretty steady flow of income.  More than 1.5 per day makes for an exciting month!   

It is a gain of 10.56% over 2020's $1,153.18.   That's the pace I want to see.

My big gain was from the amazing Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index Fund  (VYM).  whenever I cannot choose what to get, I pick up some VYM.  It's basically a mirror of much of my own portfolio.  

Also loving my payout form T. Rowe Price. (TROW).  It paid it's usual quarterly dividend, but at the time of writing, I just received a special dividend of about triple this amount!

Here's the breakdown:

I will have about one or two more months of figuring out my personal situation, but after that clears up, I will be on a huge roll.   See 'ya soon!


  1. 48 different payouts is fantastic. That special TROW dividend was a sweet bonus for July. Looking forward to your next update.

    1. Thanks! I really like the fat TROW bonus. IT really cam in handy

  2. Nice... 10 dividend payments on 6/15 alone! 48 for the entire month is incredible, too.
    I like how the payments are pretty evenly distributed. Would you say that's something you are striving for, or just how it played out?
    Congrats on receiving the TROW dividend. I got to share in that as well. It was definitely a wonderful surprise when the announcement came.
    Keep putting together more 4-digit dividend months!

    1. THanks so much. I never planned on it. So when ever I got a chunk of divs to spend, I'd look and see which ones have an upcoming ex-div date, find the best bargain, and get some. And I try to keep it $4K per holding. Over time, it all kind of evened out. And since I do not plan on selling, I could care less about equity growth.
      Thanks for posting! BTW I dig your site


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