My Biggest Dividend Ever!

June was a massive month for my dividends. I made $714.90.

I have tracked every single dividend I’ve received since 2020. June 2023 was the biggest month I have ever had.

If we go back to June 2020, I received $11.19.

That is a 6,288% increase in just 3 years.

Let me show you the stock/ETF that paid me my biggest dividend EVER!

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I have been buying VOO every single week for a long while & have accumulated over 300 shares (& adding more today as I type this).

VOO paid a few days in July, but I like to count it in Q2 so I lumped it into June.

For the latest payout of VOO, I received $477.45 & of course I reinvested all of that.

Of course this monthly number will fall quite a bit next quarter because I sold out of all of my individual dividend stocks, but that is OK. I have been making more money selling options with that money anyways 😉 

With this VOO holding, my goal is to get $1,000,000+ in VOO alone. In due time.

With the VOO dividend, I will increase it every quarter in 3 ways:

  1. Buying more shares every week

  2. Reinvesting the dividend (to buy more shares)

  3. Hopefully VOO has dividend increases (which increases my payout + I own more shares)

I don’t buy VOO for the dividend, but it is a nice cherry on the top to get paid every quarter to hold the shares (which I just use to buy more shares). The real reason I buy VOO is for the share price appreciation. Since the 1970s, the S&P 500 has gained 10-11% per year on average. I will take that on my ~$120,000 in VOO for the next 40 years I have before I am 65.

Tracking your investments

I track all of my investments (both stock options + long term holds) because I like to watch the progress of my journey. It is super easy to get bored or even discouraged in your investing journey because it takes time. Investing $1000s every month still takes years to become a millionaire, so it can be very NOT motivational. So watching the progress step by step (to me) keeps me motivated.

Seeing my $714 in dividends for June is great, but I know I have a long way to get to financial freedom. If I thought only like that, I could get discouraged. However, since I am tracking my investments, I can see that since 2020, my dividends for June increased by 6,288%. That is insanely motivating. Imagine where I could be in the next 3 years. If I were to get just 10% that growth, my dividend income in June 2026 would be $5,600.

So this is a quick message to track your investments if you don’t already. It is a very motivational tool!

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My Buys This Week:

ETFs: $250 in VOO +

Tweet of the Week:

There are no excuses in 2023.

Thank you so much for reading & I will see you next week! Until then, keep buying assets & stacking those dividends. 🙂 

- Decade Investor


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