Saturday, June 15, 2024

Dividend Income Update - May 2024


The month of May 2024 is another month of dividend income landing in my accounts. 

Due to becoming debt free, I changed my pay myself model. Starting the beginning of August 2021, I am paying myself 30%, just like before. This will now consist of 24% to investing, and 6% to savings.  The investment portion is going to my TFSA. Any money left over at the end of the month, I put towards investing on top of the money allocated from paying myself first. Hopefully, I can keep this up!

Update on paying myself first. At the start of August 2022, I now pay myself 35%.  This will consist of 25% to investing and 10% to savings. 

At the start of January 2024, I will now aim to allocate 27% to investing and 10% to savings. 

Note: All the dividends and totals below are in Canadian Dollars

I received a total of $509.17 in dividend income for the month of May 2024. This represents a 31.6% increase  from 3 months ago and 46.5% increase  year over year.

I received dividend / distribution income from 9 different companies.

I received $0.00 in option premiums within my investment accounts in May 2024.

Below is a visual of my dividend totals for the last 5 years.

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Most of my dividend income comes from my margin account.  As more investments and DRIPs are made inside TFSA, the percentage of dividend income for the TFSA is increasing.  

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Next, I will show the percentage of total income for each position.

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In first fives months of 2023, I received $3203.80 in dividends. In first five months of 2024, I received $4235.13 in dividends. This is an increase of 32.19% YTD in 2024 over the same period in 2023. 

The graph below shows my total dividend income, as per the blog, since 2012. 

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I will update my dividend income tab with the new amount. I will include my option premium income also. It is great to see money from passive income sources deposited into my brokerage account every single month.

Note: Any activity in my RRSP account is not included in these totals.

How was your dividend income for May 2024?

Disclosure : Long all mentioned securities


I am not a financial planner, financial advisor, accountant or tax attorney. The information on this blog represents my own thoughts and opinions and should NOT be taken as investment or business advice.

Every individual should do their due diligence to make their own financial decisions based on their financial situation and tolerance for risk.

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