September 2018 Dividend Income

Hundred dollar bills in dividend incomeI am here to report the biggest dividend income received ever for the month of September. 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 September I have received a total of 22 diversified direct deposits in the form of dividends straight to my brokerage account. Lets get down to it!


 Aflac, Inc. (AFL) $31.72
 Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) $9.16
 Wall-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) $8.39
 Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) $32.47
 3M Co. (MMM) $8.16
 The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) $8.24
 Realty Income Corp. (O) $19.68
 Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.B) $77.08
 STAG Industrial, Inc. (STAG) $5.37
 McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) $22.69
 V.F. Corp. (VFC) $7.67
 Waste Management, Inc. (WM) $12.41
 BlackRock, Inc. (BLK) $12.69
 Public Storage (PSA) $16.00
 Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR) $41.41
 Lamar Advertising Co. (LAMR) $29.12
 Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) $30.21
 PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) $25.13
 The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV)  $7.70
 Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) $37.16
 Vanguard REIT Index Fund (VNQ) $81.55
 Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index Fund (VYM) $45.33
Total $561.64


When statistically comparing last years dividend income total from September 2017 to September 2018, it represents a positive 14.8% for a year over year increased dividend income growth. VNQ reported paid out a HUGE dividend which lifted this month to an all time high.

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

The dividend income page is updated accordingly.

Thank you for reading & have a great day!


  1. Dividendcompounder on October 30, 2018 at 07:27

    We salute you DividendVet! Congrats with a big step forward on your way to financial independence. What a nice list of companies this month again. I like your position in LMT: I’ve been tracking GD and RTN lately. They trade for a P/E of 17 and 20 respectively and yield just below 2%. Quality names!

    Hitting it, DividendVet! Good luck with month 2018/11.

    • DividendVet on October 31, 2018 at 20:50

      Many thanks for the support! LMT has been my 3rd best capital gains performer from the portfolio. Been holding this one since 2013 and my dividend yield based on costs is at 6.6% now. Can’t go wrong with GD and RTN either.

      All the best to you too!

  2. Torsten on October 14, 2018 at 03:27

    Out of 12 dividend bloggers you’re already the 4th with record dividend income. September was an impressive month.

    • DividendVet on October 14, 2018 at 15:22

      Exactly, this is not rocket science, just basic fundamentals of business ownership, growth and continuous cashflow distributions. Anyone can do this, but people choose to put their money into liabilities rather than into a cashflow generating assets. The mindset of the poor and rich comparison.

      Act poor and stay poor or choose the latter, no remorse!

  3. Engineering Dividends on October 10, 2018 at 22:28

    Congrats on the record September, DV. So many great companies sharing the wealth with you. I hold 7 of them myself. You recorded some solid YoY growth as well at nearly 15%.
    Today was interesting in the market… many of my stocks got a haircut… I’m on the lookout for strategic additions to my portfolio now. Anything on your shopping list? Maybe establish a new holding, or maybe add to an existing one?

    • DividendVet on October 12, 2018 at 17:15

      Thank you for the support as the dividend income is truly going into the right direction. Market downturn brings the best deals, looking into a few potential opportunities right now, we will se if it get better next week.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Dividend Gremlin on October 9, 2018 at 08:59


    Great month. Of all of the companies we both own, UNP has probably been my favorite of late with its multiple sizeable raises. Dividend growth I am sure we all support!

    – Gremlin

    • DividendVet on October 9, 2018 at 21:40

      Much appreciated! UNP has increased dividend 4 times since last year, what is not to love. The oligopolistic business is growing into a very nice dividend aristocrat to be.

      Take care.

  5. Dividend Diplomats on October 6, 2018 at 18:38

    Vet –

    WOW! What a massive month. I have to look at some of the names you have, such as WM, PSA and STAG. They seem to be working out well for you. Congrats on the awesome month and growth!


    • DividendVet on October 7, 2018 at 11:56

      Thanks Lanny, it really has been a good, solid and continuously growing type of month, yet again, go figure right? The strategy really speaks for itself, even with the mistake positions I took in the past it still and forever will be growing. Cashflow begets cashflow. WM has done phenomenally, but in the future for real estate holdings I think I will just stick to the VNQ ETF which already has a diverse portfolio of great real estate holdings such as DLR, O, PSA, STAG and others.

      Hope all is well!

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