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.
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The Break Down
Here are what funds and the dividends I have received from them.
Taxable Account Vanguard
- VTSAX $515
Roth IRA Vanguard
- VTSAX $196
That is a +$12 gain in dividends since last quarter’s dividend update was $699.
2021 Dividend Total $1,410
The After Math
Wow, $711 this quarter for the dividend payout. While that is not a ton of money it’s free. I did zero work to earn that money. While I would never focus on dividends as they are very inefficient, it’s cool to see my stocks appreciate as I get dividends every quarter.
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It looks like I might hit around $3,000 in dividends by the end of the year! I always reinvest my dividends to build my portfolio that much bigger and much faster. This is why my wealth strategy has worked so well. I optimize the little things and those have huge impacts on your finances.
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