August 2014 Dividend Income

Dividend_Income_MoneyAugust is behind us and it is that time again to post my monthly dividend income. I enjoy publishing these dividend income reports as I have gained a better understanding of how much passive capital is coming in every month and how much it is increasing over time. I have received a total of 9 direct deposits in the month of August. I do have both KMI and KMP in my portfolio, so with the recent news of all Kinder ownerships being combined into one we will see later down the road how that effects my dividend income.

  • AT&T, Inc. (T) – $47.81
  • General Mills, Inc. (GIS) – $18.52
  • Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) – $11.13
  • Apple, Inc. (AAPL) – $13.20
  • Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP) – $15.53
  • American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (ARCP) – $30.00
  • Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) – $49.14
  • Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) – $25.16
  • Realty Income Corp. (O) – $8.66

Total  – $219.15

Happy Labor Day!


  1. AssetGrinder (@AssetGrinder) on September 24, 2014 at 17:02

    all solid companies there as I own many of them. Go Apple go, next quarters numbers will be huge!!!!!!!!!

    • DividendVet on September 24, 2014 at 17:53

      You are right about that my friend. With the new release of new products they will be raking in that money. For the shareholders, I hope they keep treating us right and increase that dividend soon as Apple is becoming a great dividend growth company to be.

      Glad to hear for you.

  2. DividendVet on September 9, 2014 at 09:57

    Thanks, I see you are doing very well yourself. Glad we see eye to eye on our investments.

    Take care.

  3. Dividend Growth Journey on September 8, 2014 at 22:13

    Congrats on receiving over $200 in dividends. I hold KMP and will have to wait and see how the merger affects the dividends. There are 5 stocks that we both hold from this month’s list and I am glad to have a fellow shareholder.

    Good luck to a great September.


  4. Dividend Mantra on September 3, 2014 at 23:48


    Great looking month!

    I’m glad to be a fellow shareholder with you in many of these companies. Gotta love collecting dividends from wonderful businesses. 🙂

    Keep up the great work.

    Best wishes.

    • DividendVet on September 4, 2014 at 09:20

      Thanks Jason! Likewise, it sure beats only having one or two types of incomes. A good analogy is that dividends just pour in like raindrops to form a nice puddle of cash. Let it rain!

      Best wishes to you as well.

  5. FFdividend on September 2, 2014 at 22:38

    Great Stuff!!

  6. DivHut on September 2, 2014 at 02:40

    Over $200 in passive dividend income for a traditionally slow month is awesome. As dividend investors we always get excited about March, June, September and December. Keep up the good work and look forward to your next update.

    • DividendVet on September 2, 2014 at 08:55

      Thank you, yeah it looks like mid months of the quarter are becoming the biggest for me. Though, in time I do think March, June, September and December will be yielding me the most. I will just happily enjoy the ride.

  7. Captain Dividend on September 1, 2014 at 20:17

    I guess it’s no surprise that I own most of these names too. They’re some of the best names you can get mid quarter. Another solid month!

    • DividendVet on September 2, 2014 at 08:51

      I agree, but that is the wonderful thing about investing here in America, having such a variety of great businesses at your arsenal to choose from. Thank you.

      Have a good one.

  8. writing2reality on September 1, 2014 at 17:39

    Another solid month indeed! Going to have a nice chunk of change coming in each quarter once your KMI and KMP positions combine and the projected dividend growth continues for the joint company. I’m certainly glad to be a fellow shareholder of them for the years to come.

    • DividendVet on September 1, 2014 at 17:52

      Hey I appreciate for the support. I hope everything is going well on your end too. Indeed KMI should be great for years to come, I just have to focus on diversifying other positions since KMI position will be a bit overweight in the portfolio.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  9. JC @ on September 1, 2014 at 13:44

    Solid month DV. I received payments from the same companies you did except for KMP, well and AAPL but I just started a position there in my new Loyal3 portfolio. Should have started that a while back.

    • DividendVet on September 1, 2014 at 15:12

      Thanks. You are doing fantastic yourself! You have a few names like SBUX and DE I would like to add.

      Since AAPL split, the stock has been going up nicely, so lets hope dividend raises will come soon as the yield dropped to 1.8%, though I believe it will be a great company for many years to come.

      Take it easy.

  10. Tawcan on September 1, 2014 at 13:20

    Looks like you had a great month just like me. Since you own KMP, doesn’t the Kinder ownership combinations give you more KMI shares? That should provide a nice boost to your dividend.

    • DividendVet on September 1, 2014 at 15:01

      We sure did, any amount of dividend beats no amount. And since the merger to all Kinder ownerships, I expect some more shares in KMI. To be exact, 11 KMP shares, will give me 24.1241 KMI shares and $10.77 for every KMP unit totaling to $118.47.

      Not sure if it really gives me a boost since my KMP shares were earning me $61.16 per year due to higher yield. While now the 24+3(cash)=27 KMI shares will be earning me $46.44 per year. So as you see it is a slight drop in yearly dividend income from this deal.

      Have a good day.

  11. roadmap2retire on September 1, 2014 at 12:12

    Wow…good stuff, DV. Looks like Aug was a great month for you. Keep it up.


    • DividendVet on September 1, 2014 at 14:41

      I appreciate it! The months of February, May, August, and November are the biggest for me. You keep up the good work on your end too and also welcome to WordPress and if you have any questions about anything related let me know.

      Take care.

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