Another month has passed and it is time to write a post. A post about my favorite topic, dividends! I hope this post inspires other people out there to start saving and investing as soon as they can. The power you feel knowing that you are richer than you were yesterday and you didn’t have to work a minute for it, is a wonderful feeling.
In total I received € 275.75 ($ 299.44) in passive income in December. My Vrijheid Fonds had three dividend increases. Aflac raised its dividend with 5.1%, McDonalds with 5% and Microsoft with a whooping € 16.1%! I really love this kind of increases.
If we take a closer look, the dividend was coming from:
- Royal Dutch Shell A (RDS) € 92.16
- Unilever (UN) € 60.58
- AFLAC (AFL) € 7.70
- Chevron (CVX) € 30.15
- Coca Cola (KO) € 20.66
- Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) € 17.61
- McDonalds (MCD) € 14.63
- Microsoft (MSFT) € 9.02
- Realty Income (O) € 7.46
- Target (TGT) € 15.78
That makes a total of € 275.75. This is an increase of almost 32% from last years December. This increase was mainly due to the new buys I made this year.
This is great!
For an update of my Dividend Income click the hyperlink.
In 2015 I received a total in passive income of € 1,773.58
If we take a look at my Vrijheid Fonds (Freedom Fund), you can see that due to my installed drip in RDS and UN the number of shares have risen.
My total portfolio value at the end of December is $63,965, which is an increase of 1.3% over last month November (€ 63,883).
Again this month I made a nice step in my journey.
Thanks for reading!
Because all figures I give are in Euro’s. Because the exchange rates is not constant (duh…) my passive income changes per month (even if the dividend stays the same). For the record: I only post my passive income from dividend the month I received it on my brokers account. And it is after taxes.