Thursday, November 16, 2017


Below is a recap of the dividends/partnership distributions that we received from our family's dividend stocks portfolio –  OCTOBER 2017 (recap).


It's been a few months since we have reported our distributions but things are still progressing. During the past month, our family received dividends/partnership distributions from a total of 12 companies/ETFs/Partnerships!! The total monies received from those 12 companies/ETFs/Partnerships was: $301.32. How did you all do? Hopefully you all continue to see your dividends growth month after to month, year after year! 

Below is a breakdown of the dividends/partnership distributions received this past month:

10/02/17 - GPC (Genuine Parts Co): $3.38
10/12/17 - MLDZ (Mondelez Int'l Inc): $4.40
10/16/17 - WPC (W.P. Carey Inc): $6.03
10/16/17 - VER (Vereit Inc): $61.88
10/16/17 - OXY (Occidental Pete Corp): $30.80
10/16/17 - CAH (Cardinal Health Inc): $3.70
10/16/17 - ARI (Apollo Comm RE Finance Inc): $97.66

10/25/17 - ORCL (Oracle Corp): $2.09
10/25/17 - GE (General Electric Co): $8.40
10/27/17 - TD (Toronto Dominion Bank): $9.20
10/31/17 - BNS (Bank of Nova Scotia): $9.31

10/25/17 - CMCSA (Comcast Corp): $64.45

In case you interested, our family's dividend stocks portfolio 
may be found by clicking on the link below:

Monday, November 6, 2017

AFFJ - Taking a break from blogging.

Hello Everyone. 

As you may have guessed, I've been missing in action the last few months. Although I enjoy blogging and interacting with everyone here in the DGI investing community, I came to the conclusion that the blog simply was not the side hustle I had hoped it would become. Yes, it brought me a little ad revenue from Google Adsense, but when compared to the time I was spending, it just simply did not make much sense to continue the efforts.  After all, time is money they say!

So for my new side hustle, I have been selling on Poshmark and eBay.  I've certainly have a lot to learn but can already see the huge potential.  In roughly 2 1/2 months, I'm already averaging at least twice the amount of money I had made blogging. And it took my over 3 years to achieve the monthly ad revenue I had received before I decided to take my second hiatus (I took my first hiatus last summer after 2 years of blogging).  As with everything, I understand that it takes a little bit of time, and some growing pains along the way, to become successful.  But unlike blogging, which took me at least 6 months before I saw a single penny, I have already begun to discover and experience some success from new side hustle .  I am currently spending about the same amount of time I had previously spent blogging and quite please with what I am getting in return for my time spent.   

As for investing, I still invest in dividend stocks and still do plan to use dividends to help supplement my retirement (in about 9 1/2 years and counting). In fact, I've found myself trading more actively now than I was when I blogging.  Last month, I logged a total of 14 transactions (6 sells, and 8 buys). And in September, I logged a total of 8 transactions (4 sells and 4 buys). I know many here in the DGI community rarely sell, but with the market at near record highs, I wanted to tak some profits of the table and use the money to purchase a few stocks that I felt were good value buys. To name just a few, I have recently purchased GIS, ENB, CAH, and GE.

As for Peer-to-Peer lending, I am slowly exiting P2P.  As payment come in from both my Lending Club and Prosper accounts, I am moving that money each month into my dividend stocks account whereby I plan to invest that money and continue to grow my dividend income stream. 

As for blogging, I still come on and browse around to see what everyone is doing once in awhile. I do miss interacting with everyone. But the bulk of my time is currently spent towards growing the inventory and monthly profits from my new side hustle.  I still plan to share updates on our frugal family's journey from time to time. So for now, it is not a good bye, but a see you when I see you.

Until next time, Happy Investing...Keep growing those dividends!!