February 2018 Dividend Income – While Refilling My E-Fund

I received $68.81 in taxable February 2018 dividend income.

I’ve been on the dividend growth investing sidelines for the last two months while I cover the costs of a bathroom remodel and emergency fund refill. What have I learned? Dividend growth investing sidelines are not that bad!

I’d much rather pour contributions in every month and watch my income grow, but I actually get to watch my dividend income grow all by itself. I can thank ABBV for most of this growth this month.

I didn’t make any major purchases this month, but I still picked up a share of PFE and a share of HRL with February dividend income.

For now, I’ll keep my dividend growth portfolio on autopilot. I have to give priority to rebuilding my emergency fund. I’ll make another post, but I also used this time to consolidate an old Roth IRA account from 12 years ago into my Vanguard portfolio. This will knock my expense ratio on that $4,500 down a full 1% (I know, embarrassing, but better late than never).

February 2018 Dividend Growth

ABBV: 10.94% dividend increase, boosting my annual income $4.20.
HRL: 10.29% dividend increase, boosting my annual income $0.70.

Total additional income: $4.90. That is the equivalent of an additional $214 invested at my portfolio’s 2.29% yield that I didn’t have to invest!

February 2018 Taxable Income



Head on over to my portfolio page if you’d like to see what companies pay me in other months!

7 thoughts on “February 2018 Dividend Income – While Refilling My E-Fund

  1. Congrats! You tripled your income in comparison to 2017. I own AAPL and TXN too. I picked up TXN after the post earnings price drop. AAPL in February.

  2. Looking good, Dozer. Gotta like 100%+ YoY growth.
    Smart move to make other financial moves (consolidating the old Roth IRA to lower that expense ratio) while you put new capital into rebuilding the emergency fund.

  3. That 1% lower in expenses will be huge. I’m glad you got that swapped over. Like you said better late than never. Congrats on a great month! Keep that snowball rolling!

  4. Strong results Dozer! You doubled up your income from February 2017…and more. Love the progress and the results you posted are truly inspiring. Cheers!


  5. Dividends seem pretty consistent so far this year. Looking forward to seeing you break the triple digit mark in March. I like the buys also. PFE is on my watch list and I own HRL already.

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