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Dividend Income Update – July 2017

Another month has passed by, and it’s time for me to post the dividends that Skyy earned in the month of July. It’s hard to argue the success of long-term dividend growth investing when you can slowly and surely see dividend income rise over time and get closer to covering your family expenses.

I hope these monthly dividend income reports provide inspiration for any investors out there that are just starting out. It shows that it’s possible to one day pay for monthly expenses with dividends, which would provide an investor opportunities and freedom to pursue other interests than full-time work.

What you’ll see below is a list of every dividend Skyy collected over the prior month, which company paid the dividend and the amount of the dividend.

July 2017 Dividends Received

  • General Electric (GE) – $10.19
  • Montana Dakota Utilities (MDU) – $6.12
  • Cisco (CSCO) – $3.12
  • Coca-Cola (KO) – $3.98
  • Chimera (CIM) – $80.48
  • Philip Morris (PM) – $2.24
  • Realty Income (O) – $6.87
  • Nike (NKE) – $0.54
  • Diageo (DEO) – $2.41
  • Wal-Mart (WMT) – $1.59
  • Aberdeen Income Fund (FAX) – $8.12
  • Cornerstone Fund (CLM) – $38.11

Total dividends received during the month of July: $163.77

Finally markets have taken a hit and Trump just keeps on disappointing from every angle. Now don’t get me wrong I think the bull market will continue at least until 2018, but will be a more volatile one. The overall account has been going down the past few weeks, but as any of us know its all about the CASH flow and as long as the companies my family owns keeps up with the Dividend raises then We Are Gonna Be Alright!

As always we are truly thankful that Skyy was able to earn $163 this month without lifting a finger and continuing to be a great daughter. She did nothing to earn this money except for make great decisions with past Cash Flow!

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Skyy Fund Update – June 2017

Skyy is invested in 35 companies as of June 30, 2017.

Holdings: Skyy Fund

Company Ticker Shares Cost Basis Market Value Yield
Apple Inc. AAPL 10 $1,324 $1,590 2.75%
Bank of America BAC 20 $264 $495 1.14%
BHP Billiton BBL 3 $112 $103 2.92%
Caterpillar CAT 2 $152 $227 3.22%
Chimera CIM 160 $2,340 $3,045 9.52%
Cornerstone Fund CLM 163 $2,516 $2,623 18.52%
Cisco CSCO 10 $298 $338 3.58%
Chevron CVX 2 $166 $226 3.30%
Diageo DEO 2 $224 $254 2.24%
Consolidated Edison ED 10 $695 $887 3.19%
Emerson Electric EMR 5 $260 $318 3.59%
Enterprise Partners EPD 10 $267 $292 4.28%
Aberdeen Fund FAX 230 $1,198 $1,164 8.17%
Frontline FRO 172 $1,546 $1,001 7.67%
General Electric GE 42 $1,180 $1,156 2.19%
Green Plains Partners GPP 12 $259 $234 2.19%
Health Care Partners. HCP 32 $1,013 $1,057 4.16%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 2 $210 $277 2.19%
Kinder Morgan KMI 73 $1,605 $1,401 3.40%
Coca Cola KO 10 $460 $483 3.34%
MDU Resources MDU 31 $670 $843 2.25%
Microsoft MSFT 3 $210 $212 3.14%
Nike NKE 3 $174 $177 1.34%
Realty Income O 32 $1,649 $1,797 3.82%
Old Republic ORI 20 $395 $413 3.40%
Petmed Express PETS 10 $192 $446 3.10%
Pfizer PFE 10 $354 $367 3.70%
Proctor & Gamble PG 10 $920 $949 3.22%
Philip Morris PM 2 $180 $255 4.53%
Quality Care Partners QCP 6 $195 $118 4.53%
Starbucks SBUX 3 $182 $187 2.34%
AT&T T 22 $797 $845 4.20%
Unilever UL 2 $92 $115 2.32%
Waste Management WM 2 $114 $155 2.69%
Wal-Mart WMT 3 $194 $244 2.49% 

Month By Month

January- $ 22,145

February- $ 23,516

March- $ 23,782

April- $ 23,852

May- $24,137

June- $24,294

I have to be honest the past couple of months I have been allocating some cash to my Robinhood account that I opened up late last year. There could have been an extra 1K I could have put in the Capital One account that was put into my Robinhood app that is another trading platform (Free Share Available If You Sign Up). As long as those dividends keep paying out the account will slowly but surely keep moving up.

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Dividend Income Update – June 2017

Another month has passed by, and it’s time for me to post the dividends that Skyy earned in the month of June. It’s hard to argue the success of long-term dividend growth investing when you can slowly and surely see dividend income rise over time and get closer to covering your family expenses.

I hope these monthly dividend income reports provide inspiration for any investors out there that are just starting out. It shows that it’s possible to one day pay for monthly expenses with dividends, which would provide an investor opportunities and freedom to pursue other interests than full-time work.

What you’ll see below is a list of every dividend Skyy collected over the prior month, which company paid the dividend and the amount of the dividend.

June 2017 Dividends Received

  • Pfizer (PFE) – $3.46
  • Wal-Mart (WMT) – $1.60
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) – $1.75
  • Emerson Electric (EMR) – $2.53
  • Chevron (CVX) – $2.30
  • Realty Income (O) – $6.83
  • Unilever (UL) – $0.79
  • Consolidated Edison (ED) – $7.46
  • Old Republic (ORI) – $3.96
  • Microsoft (MSFT) – $1.17
  • Waste Management (WM) – $0.90
  • Frontline (FRO) – $25.14
  • Bank of America (BAC) – $1.53
  • Cornerstone Fund (CLM) – $37.55
  • Aberdeen Income Fund (FAX) – $8.07

Total dividends received during the month of June: $105.04

So, its official half the year is gone and in the History books. Most of the time I wish time would slow down so I can enjoy more Free time with family and friends. Markets are still making all time highs and one has to think when will the gas run out? I honestly think the market will continue to go higher well into 2018, but time will tell once again if that will be true or not.

As always we are truly thankful that Skyy was able to earn $105 this month without lifting a finger and continuing to be a great daughter. She did nothing to earn this money except for make great decisions with past Cash Flow!

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I Have A Dream

I have a dream. I have a dream where my time is my own, and I owe it to no one else. I have a dream where I can wake up when my body is ready, go to sleep when I’m tired and never again live by schedules other than my own. I have a dream where I can be who I really am: an investor, artist, philosopher, friend, brother, son, partner, fitness enthusiast and would-be philanthropist. I want to make the world a better place. I want to read and learn and become a smarter person every single day.

I have a dream where I can travel the world and learn from other cultures. I have a dream where I can help others in need, where I can give a helping hand to people less fortunate than myself. I have a dream where I inspire others to reach for their respective dreams, whatever they may be.

What do you dream of? Is it for more money? I can assure you that it won’t buy you happiness. Instead of dreaming of money, dream of the things that excess capital allows you to have: more time and thereby freedom to do as you please. This blog concentrates a great deal on money, but only because of the control over my life that I believe money will allow me. I’m saving as much of my net income as I possibly can by living frugally so that I can leverage this excess capital into equity positions in high quality companies that pay dividends and raise them on a regular basis.

One day these dividend payouts will exceed my expenses. I could keep working and investing and eventually become a multimillionaire, but once my passive income exceeds my expenses I’m finished, done, finito, kaput. Capiche? Or will I be?

What do you want to be? What do you do for a living? Do these two match? How can you do more of the former and less of the latter if they don’t?

I do my best to cultivate the relationships that are important to me by spending my limited time with the people that mean the most to me. I love being an investor and I do everything I can to be the best investor I possibly can. The point is to become aware of what your dreams are, immediately start reaching for them and not wait for tomorrow. Certainly my overarching goal is to realize 100% of my time here on Earth by no longer having to trade away my most valuable commodity to an employer for a paycheck. But while that goal may still be a decade off, it doesn’t mean that I can’t try to make myself and the world better in the meanwhile.

I have a dream. I have a dream where I’m as free as the day I was born. I have a dream where the only thing I want to own in life, my time, is mine free and clear. Our time is given to us the day we’re born, yet few of us actually own it. It’s a shame. I have a dream where I take my time and life back, and help others to take theirs back too.

Do you have a dream? 

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Skyy Fund Update – May 2017

Skyy is invested in 35 companies as of May 31, 2017.

Holdings: Skyy Fund

Company Ticker Shares Cost Basis Market Value Yield
Apple Inc. AAPL 10 $1,324 $1,596 2.75%
Bank of America BAC 20 $262 $458 1.14%
BHP Billiton BBL 3 $112 $102 2.92%
Caterpillar CAT 2 $152 $222 3.22%
Chimera CIM 160 $2,340 $3,058 9.52%
Cornerstone Fund CLM 161 $2,479 $2,690 18.52%
Cisco CSCO 10 $298 $341 3.58%
Chevron CVX 2 $164 $227 3.30%
Diageo DEO 2 $224 $253 2.24%
Consolidated Edison ED 10 $688 $895 3.19%
Emerson Electric EMR 5 $258 $310 3.59%
Enterprise Partners EPD 10 $267 $288 4.28%
Aberdeen Fund FAX 230 $1,190 $1,152 8.17%
Frontline FRO 167 $1,521 $970 7.67%
General Electric GE 42 $1,180 $1,162 2.19%
Green Plains Partners GPP 12 $259 $228 2.19%
Health Care Partners. HCP 32 $1,013 $1,026 4.16%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 2 $209 $267 2.19%
Kinder Morgan KMI 73 $1,605 $1,370 3.40%
Coca Cola KO 10 $456 $489 3.34%
MDU Resources MDU 31 $664 $865 2.25%
Microsoft MSFT 3 $209 $216 3.14%
Nike NKE 3 $173 $158 1.34%
Realty Income O 32 $1,636 $1,777 3.82%
Old Republic ORI 20 $391 $411 3.40%
Petmed Express PETS 10 $192 $380 3.10%
Pfizer PFE 10 $354 $353 3.70%
Proctor & Gamble PG 10 $920 $948 3.22%
Philip Morris PM 2 $178 $258 4.53%
Quality Care Partners QCP 6 $195 $106 4.53%
Starbucks SBUX 3 $182 $190 2.34%
AT&T T 22 $797 $858 4.20%
Unilever UL 2 $91 $116 2.32%
Waste Management WM 2 $113 $152 2.69%
Wal-Mart WMT 3 $194 $245 2.49% 

Month By Month

January- $ 22,145

February- $ 23,516

March- $ 23,782

April- $ 23,852

May- $24,137

Once again no major updates for the month of May to report. The Skyy Fund has been chugging along but has been flat the past 10-12 weeks. Hopefully things will pick up again like they did after the election, but once again time will tell. Here is to another Great 6 months on the Trump Express!

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