December 2017, Month review of my Vrijheid Fonds

My month review of my Vrijheid Fonds

First of all, I hope everyone has enjoyed the most beautiful holiday season filled with quality time with the loved ones!


Month review


The year 2017 is already behind us. So it is time to report my dividend income again. Spreadsheet day is behind us and I can now start writing my favorite post, my dividend income!  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 € 427.81 ($ 513.45) in passive income in December. My Vrijheid Fonds had three dividend increases. Aflac raised its dividend with 4.7%, McDonalds with 7.4% and Microsoft with € 7.6% I really love this kind of increases.

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

  • Royal Dutch Shell A (RDS) € 150.33
  • Unilever (UN) € 74.35
  • AFLAC (AFL) € 7.65
  • Archer-Daniel-Midlands (ADM) € 9.29
  • Chevron (CVX) € 27.54
  • Coca Cola (KO) € 20.96
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) € 26.77
  • McDonalds (MCD) € 15.02
  • Microsoft (MSFT) € 9.52
  • Realty Income (O) € 12.76
  • Southern Company (SO) € 20.54
  • Target (TGT) € 30.74
  • Rabobank Certificate € 22.34


YoY increase

That makes a total of € 427.81. This is an increase of 14.25% from last years December. This increase is not as high as last years increase, because of the lower value of the dollar.




For an update of my Dividend Income click the hyperlink.

In 2017 I received a total in passive income of € 3,081.16


Vrijheid Fonds

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 $90,894, which is an increase of 1.96% over last month November (€ 89,184). I again donated € 400 of fresh capital to my Vrijheid Fonds and I bought € 100 worth of mutual Funds for my “Safe-haven-sleep-well” part of my Vrijheid Fonds. This time I bought the Mutual Fund: NN Euro Obligatie Fonds.




Again this month I made a nice step in my journey.

In the coming days I will write my year-review, in which I will dive deeper in to the performance of my Vrijheid Fonds.

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.

One thought on “December 2017, Month review of my Vrijheid Fonds

  1. Team CF

    Nice December Pollie! That is another great increase in both dividend and value of your vrijheidsfonds. All the best for 2018 and I’m rooting for you to crush that €100k barrier this year!

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