Dividends | May 2018

I am slowly but surely moving up! Lately I’ve enjoyed looking at how other dividend bloggers started off in their first year. Each month they slowly increased their dividends to what they are today and it shows me that anyone can do it. Even a stay-at-home mom!

TFSA

Laurentian Bank of Canada $3.15
Emera Inc $23.17
Inter Pipeline Ltd $11.48
Transalta Renewables Inc $6.66

Total : $44.46

RRSP

Plaza Retail REIT $5.48

Bringing my dividends to…

2018 Dividend Total: $234.77
2018 RRSP Dividend Total: $19.12

This is definitely motivating me to keep investing and slowly increasing my dividends. The $44 is enough to pay for a coffee almost every day of the month 🙂 Now I just need to double it so I can buy my husband a coffee as well! Hahaha…

Happy investing!
Heather

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3 Replies to “Dividends | May 2018”

  1. Hi Heather! I just came across your blog. It looks like it’s fairly new. I only started blogging in July of 2017 myself.
    Sounds like you have your hands full with a big family, a blog, and dividend investing. It’s tremendous that you are finding ways to invest even with all the other expenses. Keep it up… you’ll be rewarded in the future.
    Being in the U.S. I usually hold only U.S. stocks. There are so many to choose from, and many have an international presence, too. Anyway, I’m not always familiar with all the CAD stocks. However, that won’t stop me from checking in to see what you are buying/selling, and to see your progress. From what I’ve seen of a few other Canadian blogger holdings, there seems to be lots of banks, energy companies and REITs.
    Sounds like you are still playing catch-up on the blog posts after your trip to the UK, so I look forward to seeing your dividend income posts for June & July. Take care.

    1. Thanks Paul! You are officially the first person to comment on my blog since I started it last year. 😀 (I was so proud I told my husband and kids about it at dinner, hahaha) Prior to starting my blog the only other person I would talk to about investing was my father (he was my mentor and got me my first DRIP, and one for each of my children when they were born). Unfortunately, right now for tax reasons I am focusing on Canadian stocks in my Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA), but I am looking at adding some American ‘dividend aristocrats’ to my retirement and non-registered account next year. There are so many good ones to choose from!

      I definitely need to improve how I analyze my stock picks and not focusing to much on one industry (I like gas, pipelines and energy a bit too much), but I’m getting there 🙂

      Heather

  2. Wow! I’m happy to be the first commenter, Heather. I can only imagine you sharing the info at the dinner table… must have been fun.
    You must be a very patient person. I would have gone crazy if I had started my blog and had been posting for months and hadn’t received a comment. However, you probably have blog stats that show you the number of visitors and views. So, I suspect you knew people were visiting the site, even if they didn’t leave a comment. In any case, the comment floodgates are now open!
    I came to know about your blog from the blogroll list over at Dividend Driven. Your blog was a name I didn’t recognize and so I thought I’d check it out…. and I’m glad I did.
    It’s great to hear that your father got you started with investing, and that it resonated with you. I bet some of your kids will get inspired with DGI as well if it’s something you remain passionate about.
    I look forward to watching the growth of your portfolio.
    ‘Til next time…

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