May is already behind us. And it is time to tell how much passive income I have received last month.
Normally the month of May is one of my biggest months for my Vrijheid Fonds. However Ahold Delhaize (AD.AS) paid, in contrast to previous years, its dividend in April of this year.
That is why it is a ‘normal’ month this year.
This is a blog 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 €216.92 ($243.41) in passive income in May. My Vrijheid Fonds had two dividend increases this month! Omega Healthcare Investments raised its dividend with 1.8% and Procter & Gamble with 3.0%.
If we take a closer look, the dividend was coming from:
AT&T (T) € 22.27
Omega Healthcare Investments (OHI) € 68.72
Procter & Gamble (PG) €19.85
Realty Income (O) € 7.99
Mutual Funds € 98.09
That makes a total of € 216.92.
As already mentioned, Ahold Delhaize paid their dividend a month earlier than last year. Furthermore one of my Mutual Funds dividends just missed May. So that makes two deviations from last year
If we adjust my dividend income accordingly, my Vrijheid Fonds had a 14% increase from last years May. To be complete: without the adjustments I had a decrease in my monthly dividend of almost 41%.
For an update of my Dividend Income click the hyperlink. In 2017 I received a total in passive income of € 1,172.38
If we take a look at my Vrijheid Fonds (Freedom Fund), we can see it was a good month.
My total portfolio value at the end of May is $83,498, which is an increase of 0.90% over last month (€ 82,757). This increase was mainly due to the new buys I made last year. This is great! DGI at work!
I again donated € 413.09 of fresh capital to my Vrijheid Fonds and I bought € 200 worth of mutual Funds for my “Safe-haven-sleep-well” part of my Vrijheid Fonds.
Again this month I made a nice step in my journey.
Thanks for reading!
Because all figures I give are in Euro’s. And 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.