March & April 2018 Income

Better late than never. This seems to be the theme lately. I’ve been way too busy with work and wedding planning to keep this up-to-date. I’m going to do my best, but things will settle down after the wedding in September.

The good news is that the investments continue to grow and the dividends keep coming in. Things are on auto pilot as far as the investments go. I’ve also started contributing to my company’s profit sharing 401k, though I’ll save that discussion for another post.

March Income
Dividend Income: $1560.64 (a 49% increase from last March)
Option Income: $318.56

April Income
Dividend Income: $483.58 (a 53% increase from last April)
Option Income: $176.13

Cumulative 2018 Income
Dividend Income: $3001.85
Option Income: $1674.27
Forward 12-Month Dividends: $10,220.18
Hourly wage based on 40 hour work week (2087 hrs): $4.90/hour
Hourly wage based on non-stop work (8760 hrs): $1.17/hour

8 Responses

  1. Amazing income. You are in a very similar situation to myself. Too busy to blog because of work and wedding plans.
    Keep up the great work.
    Buy, Hold Long recently posted…April 2018 – Net Worth UpdateMy Profile

    • scott says:

      Thanks, Buy, Hold Long. We are too busy to blog, but that is okay. Life is much more than keeping a blog up-to-date. Planning a future with my fiancée is very rewarding in and of itself.


  2. Doug says:

    good job that Arril one you knocked out of the park. Over 3,000 for the year isnt bad either. From those humble beginnings in 2011 till now you have really upped the game. keep it up.
    Doug recently posted…April 18 Dividend ReportMy Profile

    • scott says:

      Thanks, Doug. Yeah, I can’t believe the progress since starting the blog back in 2011. That is kind of the reason I started this blog…to be able to look back in 20 years and see where I came from.

  3. David says:

    The graph was really insightful.

    • scott says:

      Thanks, David. It is fun seeing the amount of red of this chart. 🙂 You typically don’t like red on a investing chart, but in this case it is the contribution from options rather than any net loss.

  4. Nice work, Scott. Looks like you already set a record for options income in a year in only 4 months! Your YoY dividend growth in March and April were outstanding, too. Not bad for things being on auto-pilot.
    Engineering Dividends recently posted…Monthly Options Income (May 2018)My Profile

    • scott says:

      Thanks! You are right about the record options income. I guess I hadn’t even realized that yet since it is still so early in the year! I hope the streak can continue. It isn’t amounting to any substantial amount now but should hopefully provide noticeable income and profits in the future.

      With so much time and money taken up with wedding, new car, etc, I have not nearly been investing as much as I had last year. I think much of the year-over-year growth is from the investments I was making before the money was needed elsewhere. Hopefully I’ll get things back on track after the wedding expenses are taken into account.

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