February 2018 Income
Better late than never! There’s been a lot of developments in my life that have taken me away from being able to update the blog as regularly. Foremost, I got engaged a couple of weeks ago. I’m very excited to begin this next part of my life with a wonderful woman by my side.
This has resulted in increases in costs too. I saved up money to buy the ring and have some additional expenses of saving money for the wedding and a future down payment on a house (we’re planning on building). And, to top it off, I started having some car issues so am buying a car as well. I’m not struggling but have not been able to invest as much lately because of this. I also could not be happier!
I will be trying to begin a more regular blogging schedule again, but work and wedding planning are, understandably, taking up a lot of my time.
I received $606.69 in dividends for February 2018. This is an approximately 161% increase from last February when I received $232.81.
Options: I am also back to trading some options again. I closed a couple calls that I had bought on BUD and made $1179.58 after fees. See my options tracker for more details.
Total dividends for February 2018: $606.69
Total cumulative dividend income for 2018: $957.63
Forward 12-Month Dividends: $10,882.74
Hourly wage based on 40 hour work week (2087 hrs): $5.21/hour
Hourly wage based on non-stop work (8760 hrs): $1.24/hour
Total option income for February 2018: $1179.58
Total cumulative option income for 2018: $1179.58
Full Disclosure: Long all the above stocks