January 2017, Month review of my Vrijheid Fonds

The first month of 2017 is almost over. So it is time to tell you the status of my Vrijheid Fonds and report my passive income for this month. January traditionally is a slow dividend income month.

Month review


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 € 55.77 ($ 60.16) in passive income in January. My Vrijheid Fonds had three dividend increases. Franklin Resources (BEN) raised its dividend with a whooping 11.1%, General Electric (GE) with 4.0% and Realty Income with € 0.2% I really love this kind of increases.

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

  • Franklin Resources (BEN) € 7.88
  • General Electric (GE) € 11.35
  • Realty Income (O) € 7.98
  • Vereit (VER) € 10.84
  • Wal-Mart (WMT) € 17.72

That makes a total of € 55.77. This is an increase of 20.13% from last years January. This increase was mainly due to dividend increases and the new the new purchases from last year.



For an update of my Dividend Income click the hyperlink.
In 2016 I received a total in passive income of € 55.77.


Vrijheid Fonds

If we take a look at my Vrijheid Fonds (Freedom Fund), we can see that the value is lower than last month.

My total portfolio value at the end of January is $77,586, which is a decrease of 2.6% over last month December (€ 79,165). We saw a big end-year rally last month and the Trump-effect in the market. The last week the market is cooling down. Maybe a buying opportunity will occur 😉

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.

Furthermore I bought some corporate bonds from the Rabobank. These certificates will give me approx. € 89 of passive income per year. Read this post for some more information about this recent buy.

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.


6 thoughts on “January 2017, Month review of my Vrijheid Fonds

  1. Team CF

    Ah well, as long as your dividend is increasing (which it is!) the value of the portfolio does not matter much. Hope you find some buying opportunities!
    Have fun shopping 😉

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