December 2018 Dividend Income

Hundred dollar bills in dividend incomeHappy New Years and with that comes a new and full year of dividends! 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 19 diversified direct deposits in the form of dividends straight to my brokerage account.


 Aflac, Inc. (AFL) $31.72
 Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) $9.16
 Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) $32.47
 3M Co. (MMM) $8.16
 The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) $8.24
 Realty Income Corp. (O) $19.72
 Waste Management, Inc. (WM) $12.41
 McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) $26.06
 STAG Industrial, Inc. (STAG) $5.37
 Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.B) $77.08
 V.F. Corp. (VFC) $8.51
 BlackRock, Inc. (BLK) $12.69
 Public Storage (PSA) $16.00
 Lamar Advertising Co. (LAMR) $29.44
 Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) $33.23
 Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) $37.16
 The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) $7.70
 Vanguard REIT Index Fund (VNQ) $77.53
 Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index Fund (VYM) $77.82
Total $530.47


When statistically comparing last years dividend income total from December 2017 to December 2018, it represents a positive 37.8% for a year over year increased dividend income growth.

I will DRIP the following upcoming month: GIS, KMI, VNQ & VYM.

The dividend income page is updated accordingly.


  1. Dividend Diplomats on January 20, 2019 at 11:56

    Nicely done Vet, nicely done. A 38% YOY increase to end 2018 is a great way to go out on top! I liked your response to the last comment too and that’s why I enjoy this exercise so much. It allows you to take a step back and see what you accomplished on an annual basis, which can be difficult when you are so focused on improving your dividend income on a daily/weekly basis.


    • DividendVet on January 20, 2019 at 16:38

      Thank you Bert! There is a psychological factor towards investing and when properly tracked, the reality is much clearer than the perception. What you don’t clearly see is difficult to continue…

      Good hearing from you.

  2. Doug on January 19, 2019 at 15:29

    Nice job, some good dividends coming in. 38 percent YOY isnt to shabby either keep it up

    • DividendVet on January 20, 2019 at 09:56

      Much appreciated, it was a surprise 38% yoy for me too. It is very important to track these things to see my own perception vs reality. Human mind does not conceptualize very well with multiple variables, therefore math rationalization is the key to seeing progress.

      All the best!

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