August 2017, Month review of my Vrijheid Fonds

My month review of my Vrijheid Fonds.

The month August was a great month for me personally. I spend some quality time with my family. We had 3 incredible weeks of holiday. And that’s why I didn’t post very often. Heck, we didn’t even have Wi-Fi.


Month review


Okay lets see how much passive income I have received in August. The month is over and it is time to update my Vrijheid Fonds once again. And of course to write 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.

The markets were reasonable flat, so no surprise here. I had just one dividend increase. Omega Healthcare Investments raised its dividend with 1.60%. It was the third!! raise this year already for $OHI.


Lets take a look at the numbers and tell you the status of my Vrijheid Fonds and report my passive income for this month. In total I received whooping €231.99 ($276.31) in passive income.

If we take a closer look, the dividend was coming from:

AT&T (T) €20.98
Omega Healthcare Investments (OHI) €65.77
Procter&Gamble (PG) €18.70
Realty Income (O) €7.55
Mutual Fund €118.99


YoY Increase

That makes a total of €231.99, this is a 13.1% increase from last years August. My Dividend Factory is working for me! Wow what a great feeling!




For an update of my Dividend Income click the hyperlink.

In 2017 I received a total in passive income of € 1884.59


Vrijheid Fonds

If we take a look at my Vrijheid Fonds (Freedom Fund), we can see that the value is slightly lower than last month. My total portfolio value at the end of August is $ 81,851, which is a decrease of 1.06over last month (€ 82,726).




As you readers know, the exchange rate of the Dollar has a big influence on the value of my Vrijheid Fonds. This because 53% of my Vrijheid Fonds consists of US-stocks. In August we saw a further decline of the value of the Dollar, and therefore a decline in the value of my Vrijheid Fonds. The plus side is that I get more Dollars for my Euros 😉

I again donated € 400 of fresh capital to my Vrijheid Fonds and € 133 in 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.


12 thoughts on “August 2017, Month review of my Vrijheid Fonds

  1. KeithX

    Nice job, Pollie! It’s good to see your progress from month-to-month and year-to-year. Must have been nice to have a long vacation.

    My wife and I have the same 4 stocks that you mentioned. We don’t have any mutual funds or ETFs, but our portfolio has been growing for 30 years. We had ETFs for the first 25 years to get more diversity and because it takes less time than tracking individual stocks (and the companies performance). I have a little more time since I retired. 😉
    Be blessed,

  2. catfishwizard

    OHI has increased their dividend for 20 consecutive quarters!

    It’s pretty amazing.

    Sometimes I wonder if it’s too good to be true. They’re pushing an 8% yield now…

    Nice month!

  3. Dividend Daze

    Those are some nice, steady gains. I share the payments of T and O which are nice to see. Nice when a mutual fund hits it’s dividend as well. Big numbers there. Double digit growth is awesome. Keep it up!

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