Dividend Income

Here are our monthly dividend incomes over the years. We invest in both Canadian and US dividend-paying stocks.

We receive dividends in both Canadian and US currencies. For simplicity, no currency conversion is performed.

2019 Dividend Income: $13,070.01

Jan – $1609.41
Feb – $1,695.76
Mar – $1,988.43
Apr – $1,914.01
May – $1,732.38
Jun – $2,099.94
Jul – $2,030.08
Aug –
Sep –
Oct –
Nov –
Dec –

2018 Dividend Income: $18,734.29

Jan – $1,340.83
Feb – $1,352.06
Mar – $1,440.82
Apr – $1,545.42
May – $1,459.76
Jun – $1,690.82
Jul – $1,594.35
Aug – $1,588.16
Sep – $1,696.94
Oct – $1603.63
Nov – $1586.54
Dec – $1,834.96

2017 Dividend Income: $14,834.38

Jan – $1,112.37
Feb – $1,191.55
Mar – $1,171.92
Apr – $1,212.18
May – $1,199.31
Jun – 1,269.43
Jul – $1,282.42
Aug – $1,276.98
Sep – $1,282.67
Oct – $1,310.05
Nov – $1,247.57
Dec – $1,277.93

2016 Dividend Income: $12,559.74

Jan – $852.02
Feb – $1,004.29
Mar – $952.77
Apr – $1,033.73
May – $1,014.84
Jun – $1,099.33
Jul – $1,066.97
Aug – $1,115.20
Sep – $1,074.16
Oct – $1,083.47
Nov – $1,077.06
Dec – $1,185.90

2015 Dividend Income: $10,318.02

Jan – $622.85
Feb – $867.64
Mar – $775.53
Apr – $866.32
May – $844.52
Jun – $770.03
Jul – $975.71
Aug – $927.24
Sep – $824.69
Oct – $947.08
Nov – $922.68
Dec – $973.73

2014 Dividend Income: $8,362.30

Jan – $473.15
Feb – $628.73
Mar – $1,069.51 (Wow!!!)
Apr – $601.90
May – $756.04
Jun – $543.36
Jul – $630.37
Aug – $842.88
Sep – $638.54
Oct – $624.34
Nov – $827.70
Dec – $725.78

2013 Dividend Income: $5,456.20

2012 Dividend Income: $2,484.37

2011 Dividend Income: $675.21

2010 Dividend Income: $329.79

2009 Dividend Income: $154

2008 Dividend Income: $155

2007 Dividend Income: $54


  • Reply
    A Frugal Family's Journey
    August 12, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Nice dividend income stream. Your are on pace to reach $8K in dividends this year. Very nice growth you’ve got going during the last four years…The compounding effect is certain evident in your portfolio!

    Wishing you continued success in your journey! AFFJ

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      August 14, 2014 at 10:27 am

      Thanks for your kind words. 🙂

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        Dividend Growth Investor
        May 12, 2015 at 5:42 pm

        The rate of growth in your dividend income stream in under 7 – 8 years is astounding. I am curious, what is your ultimate annual dividend income goal, and when do you aim to achieve it by?

        I wish you good luck in your dividend investing journey, and I will cheer you up as your income exceeds 5 figures in 2015.

        Dividend Growth Investor

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          May 14, 2015 at 3:41 pm

          Hi Dividend Growth Investor,

          We aim to achieve our annual dividend goals by maximizing our tax-preferred accounts first and then invest in taxable accounts. Do do this we are trying to have high savings rate. In the early years of our dividend investment journey we were able to allocate mutual fund capitals to dividend stocks. In recent years we rely on saving money aside to purchase dividend paying stocks.

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    Financial Red Devil
    September 4, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Wow that’s some steep passive income growth! I see you have some high yielding equity in your portfolio? Would you still recommend it to someone starting out with pursuing FI?

    Kind regards,

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      September 4, 2014 at 6:55 am

      Hi FRD,

      Thanks for dropping by. We have some high yielding equities but we have only invested small amount (<$1000). Whether I'd recommend someone staring out with pursuing FI to get these equities or not it really depends on each person's risk tolerance. cheers.

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    September 20, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Looks like you have some nice progress on those dividends. Keep up the good job. Although contibutions make the biggest changes early on in a portfolio, as you get further along in the process, the dividend reinvestments rule the roost.

    Keep cranking,

    Robert the DividendDreamer

    • Reply
      September 20, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      Thanks Robert for your kind words.

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    Special Agent Dividend
    September 23, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Awesome progress.. I’m jealous!! 🙂

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      September 24, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      Thanks Special Agent Dividend!

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    Deets LaMoss
    November 9, 2014 at 10:44 am

    I love your growth trajectory! Keep up the good work.


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    December 2, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Amazing upward trend in your dividend income. I’m jealous! If I’m understanding the DRIP column correctly, it looks like you are reinvesting most of those dividends. Will you usually get to the point where you pool the dividends as cash and then make a single lump purchase?

    I’ll probably end up doing that, but right now it is fun to accumulate portions of shares each quarter.

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      January 8, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      Hi Scott,

      The DRIP column just means that we’re reinvesting most of the dividends received from these companies to buy additional shares. The plan is to keep DRIPing until we achieve financial independence.

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    January 9, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    LOVE that chart, Tawcan. That dividend income is heading in the right direction! Up up and away!

    Keep up the great work

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    Dividend Wisp
    January 14, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Wow that really is some awesome div growth and income you’ve got coming in! I’m curious though as to what made your March 2014 income so high and not the corresponding months as high? Was it an annual dividend payment, or a stock that you had then sold? Looking forward to the answer to it 🙂

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      January 17, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      Hi Dividend Wisp,

      It was a special dividend that I received that made the huge spike.

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    American Dividend Dream
    January 19, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Great looking chart you’ve got up there! Dividends are heading in the right direction and soon the compounding snowball machine will really take off!

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    January 31, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Awesome job. Wow, the performance is proving your solid dividend investing strategy. Keep up the great work!


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    February 14, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    I like your dividend portfolio a lot. Except for march last year, the dividend income are pretty smooth. I’m looking to do that this year for my portfolio too.

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    Dividend Dreams
    March 1, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Wow Tawcan your year over year dividend increases are fantastic. This is very inspiring for newbies like me to see.

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    March 5, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Wow, great dividend growth! I HOPE I’m looking at what Marie’s and my account will look like in a few years! Given how much your YoY is for January 2015, it looks like this year is going to be awesome.

    I just wish you’d been blogging at the beginning 😉 sometimes it’s hard to imagine the $8,000 when you’re still fighting to reach the $800!

    Keep on saving,

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      March 6, 2015 at 6:03 pm

      Hi Charles,

      If you continue investing I’m sure your account will look like that in a few years. Rome wasn’t built in one day and your dividend portfolio certainly isn’t either. Definitely keep on saving. 🙂

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    March 8, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Thanks for a marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you happen to be a
    great author.I will always bookmark your blog and will often come back in the
    future. I want to encourage continue your great writing,
    have a nice weekend!

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    Financial Underdog
    June 5, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    All you need is an extra zero, and you’re set 🙂

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    June 11, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Hi Tawcan,

    Really great site with great info for both Novice and experienced investors. Quick question. What kind of capital is required to received $8,000 to $10,000/year in dividend. I plan on DRIPing as I don’t need the income just yet (Mid-30’s and working full-time). Just curious what kind of size of Portfolio (Dividend paying growth stocks) I’ll need. Thanks for your input.


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      June 11, 2015 at 3:20 pm

      Hi PK,

      If you assume a 3% average dividend yield, you’d need $333k in capital to get $10,000/year in dividend. Having said that, as companies increase their dividend payout each year, your yield on cost will exceed 3%. So as you build up your portfolio, you may need less than $333k to generate this kind of annual income. Hope this helps.

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        June 19, 2015 at 3:22 pm

        Thanks for replying Tawcan! Really enjoy your site..keep up the great content!


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    Dividend Fish
    June 17, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Hi Tawcan,

    Nice blog!

    You only started to pump significant amounts of fresh money in your portfolio since 2012, correct? Was just wondering because starting from that moment your monthly dividend income is increasing fast! How much of fresh money are you pumping in per month nowadays?

    I just started my blog, figuring out how to build it and what info to put on it.

    Will keep on checking yours!

    Dividend Fish

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      June 19, 2015 at 5:11 am

      Hi Dividend Fish,

      Thanks, we started re-allocating asset around 2012 and really focused on dividend growth investing strategy. Our fresh capital investment kind of varies month to month, hard to provide an exact number.

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    June 24, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    My partner and I stumbled over here from a different web page and thought
    I might as well check things out. I like what I see so i am just following
    you. Look forward to looking at your web page yet again.

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    Dividend Dreams
    July 4, 2015 at 10:38 am

    It’s been a great year for your dividends. You are getting very close to $1,000 in a single month. Very impressive Tawcan.

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    Happy Healthy and Wealthy Girl
    July 7, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    wow, nice dividends growth! very impressive and inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

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    Team CF
    October 8, 2015 at 3:19 am

    That is one pretty looking bar graph! I might have missed it somewhere on you blog, but what is the dividend income target for you to become financially independent? Considering the rate of growth, its probably not going to be far off, right?

    We wish you good luck!

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      October 8, 2015 at 9:41 am

      Hi Team CF,

      We estimate $3000-4000 per month would be the number but that can still change. 🙂

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    Dividend Growth Bunny
    January 7, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    WOW!!!! I like the fact that your dividend grew by so much throughout the years. May I know how much additional money are you putting into your portfolio each month?? I recently just started my dividend growth portfolio and my blog. It’s not doing that well now since the overall market is down. However I am using this opportunity to purchase more dividend growth stocks. Please check out my blog at https://www.dividendgrowthbunny.com

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    Dividend Hustler
    January 26, 2016 at 11:41 am

    That’s an awesome chart Tawcan. Every year, the dividend income is exploding higher and higher. Awesome progress and keep up the great work bud. Cheers.

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    Dividend Monster
    February 4, 2016 at 10:52 am


    Your blog is such an inspiration for me. My portfolio is only in the very beginning stages, much like your 2007 portfolio/dividend payouts were. It’s great to see the timeline of how fast things can move forward if this investment strategy is used correctly. Thanks for sharing!


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    March 6, 2016 at 2:50 am

    2016 is off to a great start keep up the great work.

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      March 6, 2016 at 5:27 pm

      Thanks Matthew.

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    September 25, 2016 at 9:38 am

    It’s impressive to see how much it’s grown over time. ii’m surprised to learn that companies issue diviends at different months of the year, I thought it was typically in March, June, September and December, but i guess that it just if you go the mutual fund route.

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    Dividend Cake
    January 24, 2017 at 2:38 am

    Hi Tawcan

    What a dividend performance portfolio ! An example for all of us dividend investors
    we only started 3 or 4 years ago and don’t have this performance (yet)

    One question though that we have, is how did you arrive at such a monthly equal distribution of dividend income ? What is your process to get to such a dividend payout scheme ? We would love to learn that process

    Thanks for the answer in advance

    Good luck with your 2017 goals ! Denmark is a nice country to live 🙂
    I read recently that Vancouver is within the top 3 of most expensive real estate cities.

    greetz from Belgium

    Dividend Cake

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      January 24, 2017 at 10:29 am

      Hi Dividend Cake,

      Thanks. The even monthly equal distribution of dividend income is the result of owning a combination of stocks that pays dividend every month and every quarter. Somehow things just come out to be roughly the same every month.

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    Dividend Cake
    January 24, 2017 at 11:50 am

    well, if you have some kind of payment by stock spreadsheet, I would love to see it. If you don’t mind sharing, please send it to [email protected]. I think we can learn from this from a dividend payout strategy perpective. Thanks in advance

    Have a great day

    Dividend Cake

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    Dividend Driven | www.dividenddriven.com - Dividends, Investing, Retirement Income, Financial Freedom
    February 4, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    I bet 2017 you will see an annual increase of +3,000 in your dividends. You have terrific consistency and thanks for sharing the dividend history!

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    February 20, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Nice yearly trend you have there. And I notice a fairly leveled monthly inflow. Do you purposely pick stocks that pay in specific months to achieve such regularity?

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      February 21, 2017 at 1:09 am

      It was a pure coincidence. We have a mix of monthly and quarterly payment dividend stocks. Somehow they happen to give us similar monthly dividend income level.

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    April 16, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Hi Bob, great dividend performance! I am doing a similar thing with options. I my opinion to be involved in the finance markets is one of the best methods to increase your financial assets. I attached your blog to my favorites and looking forward for the future.

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    John R
    June 1, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Unless I missed it & I searched to see what your total amount of investments are that produce the 2016 of $12000+ of yearly dividends?

    What would be the yield?

    Do you have a breakdown of the amount that is in each of the RRSP, TFSA, Non-registered accounts or other passive income investments?

    Do you leverage for investing?

    Are you on track to a particular dollar value net worth number or a target retirement date?

    Appreciate any comments on the above


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      June 2, 2017 at 10:49 am

      Hi John,

      I don’t disclose my portfolio info and portfolio yield. But if you do a quick backward calculation using 3% dividend yield, it’s pretty easy to estimate the portfolio value.

      I did have a quick breakdown of the portfolio in RRSP, TFSA, and non-registered account and would love to hear your thoughts on our assumptions:

      We do not leverage. We are aiming to reach FI sometime in our 40’s so that’d be in the next 6 – 16 years.

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    August 1, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Hi Tawcan,
    I would like to know more about dividend income. I am starting to learn all this. I live in Canada too. I am an immigrant and a lot of this is to me. Can you help me with some investment questions I have? My email is [email protected]

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