I want to explain why I do a quarterly dividend update.
- Track how much dividends I make
- Prove that anyone can become a millionaire
- Prove that FIRE works
I’m by no means a Die Hard Dividend Investor. Yet my simple investing strategy does net me dividends that I just have reinvested to build me more dividends and wealth. It’s honestly the perfect cycle to Freedom. I have seen a few people track their dividends over the years and thought why the hell not? It sounds like it would be fun to see how these grow over the years.
By the way I love Personal Capital to track all my incoming Dividends and my Net Worth!
The Break Down
Here is what funds and the dividends I have received from them.
Taxable Account Vanguard
- VTSAX $504
Roth IRA Vanguard
- VTSAX $194
That is a -$81 loss in dividends since last quarter’s dividend update was $781.
2021 Dividend Total $699
The After Math
Wow, $699 this quarter for the dividend payout. That is almost half of the $1,400 stimulus paycheck I just got from the government. Interesting to think that I get more every year from a dividend payout than how much my government gave me under two different leaders for COIVD relief efforts.
This is why capitalism is a great tool that can help everyone. By being an investor and investing my money I get more opportunities to help others. I get more money in the form of dividends and the value of my stocks going up plus the ability to execute an SWR plan.
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