March is history, and lets see what it brought. March is always a good month. It is the last month of the quarter and a lot of companies pay dividend in March.
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 € 485.14 ($518.47) in passive income in March. My Vrijheid Fonds had two dividend increase this month! Archer-Daniels-Midland raised its dividend with 6.7% and BHP Billiton with a whooping 150%. In total my Vrijheid Fonds has had already 8 dividend raises this year.
If we take a closer look, the dividend was coming from:
- Royal Dutch Shell A (RDS) € 152.09
- Unilever (UN) € 65.57
- Aflac (AFL) € 8.21
- Acher-Daniels-Midland (ADM) € 10.43
- Billiton PLC – ADR (BBL) € 22.46
- Chevron (CVX) € 30.92
- Johnson&Johnson (JNJ) € 28.63
- McDonalds (MCD) € 15.70
- Microsoft (MSFT) € 9.93
- Realty Income (O) € 8.37
- Target (TGT) € 17.18
- Mutual Fund € 93.32
- Rabobank Certificate € 22.34
That makes a total of € 485.14, this is a 21.7% increase from last years March. This increase was mainly due to the new buys I made last year.
This is great! DGI at work!
For an update of my Dividend Income click the hyperlink.
In 2017 I received a total in passive income of € 673.10
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 March is $82,756. This is an increase of 1.46% over last month (€ 81,564). 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.
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.