December 2017 Dividend Income

Hundred dollar bills in dividend incomeHappy New Years everyone! It has been a really amazing and prosperous year with the birth of my daughter and acquiring worlds best businesses around the globe peace by peace, fraction by fraction. I am very excited what the new year of 2018 will bring us in terms of stock ownership, life and meaningful opportunities for the longterm. I enjoy publishing these monthly dividend income reports as I have gained a much better understanding in how much of my passive income is coming in every month and how much it is growing over time. For the month of December I have received a total of 20 diversified direct deposits in the form of dividends straight to my brokerage account. Lets check it out!


 Aflac, Inc. (AFL) $26.55
 Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST) $6.50
 Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) $8.31
 Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) $30.08
 3M Co. (MMM) $7.05
 The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) $7.12
 Coca Cola Co. (KO)  $10.36
 Kellogg Co. (K) $9.18
 McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) $22.69
 Realty Income Corp. (O) $18.88
 STAG Industrial, Inc. (STAG) $5.33
 Waste Management, Inc. (WM) $11.35
 V.F. Corp. (VFC) $7.67
 Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.B) $77.08
 BlackRock, Inc. (BLK) $10.14
 Public Storage (PSA) $16.00
 Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) $30.89
 Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) $30.21
 The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) $7.20
 Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index Fund (VYM) $42.43
Total $385.02


When statistically comparing last years dividend income total from December 2016 to December 2017, it represents a positive 27.7% for a year over year increased dividend income growth.

I will DRIP the following upcoming month: BKE, KMI, VIAB & VYM.

The dividend income page is updated accordingly.

*Correction: got a message from E*Trade who mistakenly paid out LAMR dividend in December instead of originally scheduled on January, therefore dividend income has been adjusted for the month.

Thank you for reading & have a great day!


  1. Cameron on January 23, 2018 at 11:49

    Awesome month! Its truly amazing to see the power of dividends! Just found your blog and will definitely follow along!

    I started my own blog to track my progress as well. Check it out and let me know what you think!

    • DividendVet on January 23, 2018 at 19:20

      Sounds like you had a taste of that dividend compounding action, by no means it it fast, but it is sure. Real investing.

      Awesome site!

  2. FiscalVoyage on January 10, 2018 at 17:49

    Congratulations on the new baby! Looks like 2017 was a great year for you! I hope 2018 id the same and even better!!

    • DividendVet on January 12, 2018 at 21:39

      Thank you so much, she is our biggest asset!

      Have a great new year.

  3. Chris on January 7, 2018 at 11:08

    20 direct deposits is pretty nice. You have $20 of passive income headed your way basically every weekday with the nearly $400 that you brought in during December.

    • DividendVet on January 7, 2018 at 12:35

      That is the power of ownership in great businesses that other smart people run for you. Money just shows up in my account just because I am me and it will even get better being me in the future.

      Thanks for your comment.

  4. Engineering Dividends on January 5, 2018 at 22:21

    Just an awesome collection of stocks paying you in December, DV! I have 6 stocks in common with you, and see many more in your list of Dec. payers that I’d like to own. You’re executing your plan well, and deserve the rewards that come with it. Congrats on a successful 2017 with regard to investing and family life.

    • DividendVet on January 6, 2018 at 13:11

      Awesome to hear such great feedback from like minded individuals, I really appreciate it. The plan is fairly simple as it is outline in the strategy page Perhaps in the future I can elaborate on it a bit more, with my criteria. We will see.

      Take care

  5. Dividend Diplomats on January 4, 2018 at 21:45

    Over $400 is a great way to end the year Vet! Congrats on the great month. Cannot wait to see you build on your successes in 2017 and post insane results in 2018!


    • DividendVet on January 5, 2018 at 19:12

      Had a slight correction regarding LAMR dividend, figures have been adjusted and it has been a great month regardless of the brokerage slip up.

      Best wishes to you in the New Year of New Opportunities!

  6. DivHut on January 2, 2018 at 18:21

    Keep this momentum going in 2018! Bringing in over $400 passively is a very solid total from a nice bunch of stocks too! Keep buying and reinvesting when you can and stay in the game. Thanks for sharing!

    • DividendVet on January 2, 2018 at 19:04

      I am a lifer in this game of independence! I really appreciate for the kind motivation and support, consistency is not easy, but now it has become a habit and a passion for me. Love the game of ownership!

      All the best.

  7. dividendgeek on January 1, 2018 at 18:38

    Congrats! Nice dividend increases. Good set of companies paying you dividend.

    • DividendVet on January 1, 2018 at 18:57

      It is all about that dividend, interest on top of interest on top of interest on top of interest on top of…

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