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Each month I total up the dividends paid to me in the month as a way to track my progress towards financial freedom. The end goal is to have my dividends paid cover my expenses. This is a long term goal, so I have a lot of years to go, but I find it encouraging seeing my dividend income steadily grow over time. This reminds me that I’m on the right track and to stick with it.

My dividend income for January 2013:

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Canadian Dividend Income

  • Bank of Nova Scotia – $75.56
  • Telus – $39.65
  • TransCanada – $37.25

Total Canadian Dividend Income – $152.46

US Dividend Income

  • Pepsi – $62.03
  • Sysco – $22.40

Total US Dividend Income – $84.43

 

My dividend income for February 2013:

Canadian Dividend Income

  • Royal Bank – $14.40

Total Canadian Dividend Income – $14.40

US Dividend Income

  • AT&T – $16.65
  • Proctor & Gamble – $8.73

Total US Dividend Income – $25.38

As you can see my February dividend income is significantly lower than my January income. This is because most of the companies I own pay out their dividend in the first or third month in a quarterly schedule. I expect the dividend payments to bounce back up in March. To see a list of the companies currently in my portfolio check out my portfolio page.

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