March 2015 Dividend Income

Hundred dollar bills in dividend incomeWell, spring is officially here as we are finally getting some really great weather out here in the Midwest. I just wish it stays the same, it has been unpredictable lately just like the stock market. Who knows what the overall market will do next, it has been a wild ride with oil stocks and now the transportation is getting hammered. Lucky for me I have been saving diligently for opportunities like these and will be taking what the market gives me.

As we pass another month for the year, it is time to reflect and record the monthly numbers appropriately. March has been a mundane month for me, but very worthwhile month as I have reached my new all time high in dividend income for the month. Even though I built pretty decent sizable portfolio these last few years, I still believe time is my greatest asset here.

I enjoy publishing these dividend income reports as I have gained a better understanding in how much of passive income is coming in every month and how much it is growing over time. For the month of March, I have received a total of 17 diversified direct deposits in the form of dividends. When comparing last years total in March 2014 to March 2015 dividend income , it presents a 5.5% year over year increase. The difference from last quarter is 16.9% quarter over quarter increased growth.

  • Aflac, Inc. (AFL) – $22.72
  • ConocoPhillips (COP) – $13.42
  • Mattel, Inc. (MAT) – $17.98
  • Chevron, Inc. (CVX) – $8.63
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) – $17.58
  • Lorillard, Inc. (LO) – $18.61
  • McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) – $19.10
  • Realty Income Corp. (O) – $8.96
  • Kellogg Co. (K) – $8.33
  • Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.B) – $41.36
  • Waste Management. Inc. (WM) – $10.20
  • BlackRock, Inc. (BLK) – $8.84
  • Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) – $15.16
  • T Rowe Price Group Inc. (TROW) – $6.24
  • Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) – $12.15
  • Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR) – $34.00
  • PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) – $17.75

Total – $281.03

Goal: With 3 months behind, I am 23.7% of my goal complete.

The dividend income page is updated accordingly.

Thank you for reading & have a great day!


  1. DivGuy on April 6, 2015 at 13:59

    Nice work and great increase! Keep on collecting! 😉

    • DividendVet on April 6, 2015 at 14:50

      Thanks, though the increase is a bit misconceived as a few of my holding are jumping the ship from one month to the next. This will reflect negatively future months to come. Though. I wish I could say that I have been investing religiously, far from that.

      Congrats on purchasing DividendMonk as well! Hell of a site.

      Take care.

  2. No More Waffles on April 6, 2015 at 05:12


    Excellent progress! Great YoY and QoQ growth with 5.5% and 16.9% respectively.

    I really like how diversified your income is. Small paychecks do amount to a seizeable chunk of cash!

    Keep it up,

    • DividendVet on April 6, 2015 at 14:42

      Absolutely, I am always astounded to open up my brokerage account and seeing 60 or 90 day transactions history and looking at crazy amount of small payments. This is very true, no matter how small, over time it becomes a bigger concept than expected.

      I appreciate the support!

  3. DivHut on April 6, 2015 at 02:46

    Solid month by any measure with nice year over year growth. Happy to see some names overlapping between our portfolios for March income. At this rate looks like you’ll be hitting your 2015 dividend income goal. Thanks for sharing.

    • DividendVet on April 6, 2015 at 14:39

      Thank you, though I think I have my work cut out as I will be seeing much more fluctuating dividend income on monthly basis.

      I am a bit behind my current goal at this time.

      Thanks for the feedback.

  4. Dividend Growth Journey on April 5, 2015 at 18:27

    That’s a great month. Close to $300 in the month is nice. And I am glad to see lot of stocks common between our portfolio.

    • DividendVet on April 5, 2015 at 19:30

      Yeah, quite a few companies switching months on me, so there will be a lower reflection in the up coming month.

      Hope you are doing well yourself.

  5. Dear Dividend on April 3, 2015 at 05:00

    $281 in a month is great. I’m still not there yet but I’m working on it. Keep up the great progress.

    • DividendVet on April 3, 2015 at 14:31

      You started saving and investing and that is what truly matters. Some people don’t even get to that point. It takes some time with consistency to build wealth, but it depends how bad you really want it.

      Gook luck.

  6. FerdiS on April 3, 2015 at 01:25

    Hi there, DividendVet — congratulations on a record month for you and the solid year-over-year increase! Isn’t it nice to see that dividend machine produce ever-increasing dividend income?


    • DividendVet on April 3, 2015 at 14:19

      Thank you. It is becoming to sound like the same old drum, new high this, new record here, though it is nice to reflect on your consistency and see how much it has grown, produced, but more importantly the vision to where it can someday be achieved.

      It sure is nice to see my Money Making Machine continuing to spin and twist and keep on generating passive income.

      Good hearing from you.

  7. Dividend Mantra on April 2, 2015 at 23:15


    Nothing like a big collection of high-quality businesses paying out a few hundred bucks for doing nothing at all. Life is good! 🙂

    Keep up the great work. Enjoy the spring weather.

    Best regards.

    • DividendVet on April 3, 2015 at 14:08

      Absolutely, been focusing on high quality businesses for a while now. It is much more rewarding becoming part owner of there juggernauts than bottom up approach. Life has always been good, some people just find excuses than solutions in life.

      Best of happiness out there in Sunny Florida! 🙂

  8. Dividend Hustler on April 2, 2015 at 21:55

    Awesome month DV. Solid companies. That’s a sweet diversified portfolio spitting out divies. Keep it up and we’ll be checking up on you. Take care and happy Easter.

    • DividendVet on April 3, 2015 at 13:54

      I appreciate it. I still have plenty of building to be done and diversifying in other industries. Though the journey has quite blissful.

      Anytime you want to stop by, feel free to do so.

      Take care.

  9. Captain Dividend on April 2, 2015 at 20:04

    Your money making machine is starting to really roll now, I believe this is your best month ever if I’m not mistaken. Congrats !

    • DividendVet on April 2, 2015 at 20:36

      Thanks Captain, indeed it is an all time high. I really wasn’t expecting a big month, it kind of sneaked up on me.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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