Another month, another step closer to financial freedom. The dividend investing community finished strong in 2020. As it turns out, the momentum carried into 2021. Dividend stocks continue to increase their dividends. On top of that, dividend investors continue to put their cash to work buying income producing assets!

Every month, we are inspired by the growth and progress of all the dividend income bloggers from around the world. Thank you all so much for taking the time to write your monthly dividend income summaries and share your results. That is why each month, we summarize as many dividend summarizes as we can in one article. To share your success with the world!

Therefore, without further ado, we proudly present to you, Dividend Income from YOU the Bloggers – January 2021 style.

Passive Canadian Income – $796.38 – So close to $800!  I think next year you are crossing $1,000 in dividend income.  You also receive dividend increases from Canadian Utility and CNR.  Lastly, a 45% increase in your dividend income is a sure way to reach financial freedom!

Money Maaster – $2,289.01 – I see you have some great Canadian dividend stocks paying you, each and every month, such as Telus (TU).  So sweet.  Nice job on the 1.23% increase from prior year, you have great dividend stocks that I may have to add to my stock watch list!

Dividends and Hobbies – $566.96 – I also share the Iron Mountain (IRM) REIT in my portfolio.  I am curious if they increase their dividend this year, sine they did not last year.  Such volatility with them lately, as well.  In addition, I have MPW Properties (MPW) and am happy they increased their dividend another $0.01.  Keep that dividend growth going!

My Dividend Dynasty – $719.83 – Bert will be pumped that you own and receive a nice dividend from Cardinal Health (CAH), as he has been acquiring CAH shares regularly over the last few weeks.  It will be interesting if Leggett & Platt (LEG) increases their dividend this year, as well, considering they kept it constant last year.  Need to keep that dividend aristocrat status alive!


Dividend Seedling – $19.27 – NICE JOB on the 33% growth from prior year.  In addition, I hope you enjoyed the dividend increases from Pepsi (PEP) of 5% and Cisco’s (CSCO) increase of 3%.  It’s all about increasing that passive income and that’s exactly what YOU’RE DOING!

Dividend Portfolio – $18.18 – Almost cracking the $20 mark DP!  The 4 stocks you own are dividend growth BEASTS that consistently increase their dividend, year after year.  I hope Altria (MO) can keep it going, the yield is high and the dividend growth rate surely complements the yield.

Dividend Quest – $736.38 – Not too shabby for January I’d say Quest.  Keep that dividend investing going, LET’S GO!!!

Engineering Dividends – $855.88 – Here we go engineering, that’s what I’m talking about.  Time to get to financial freedom, we can do this.  A solid 8% growth rate from prior year.  Love that you have RPM International (RPM), a nice local Ohio based company – biased over here!  I have been loving Eastman Chemical (EMN), as well.  Congrats!

Dividend Downs Under – $0.11 – We know you had to sell your shares for your house fund.  Hopefully you’ll be able to get back into the dividend growth building model again in 2021 DDU!

Stalflare – 790 (euro) – I understand the timing of special dividends can throw things off.  That’s OK stalflare, time to research for undervalued dividend stocks and get back in the saddle baby!

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Dividend Dream – 649 (euro) – Dreaming of dividends is not a bad way to sleep.  Dividend investing can and we believe is the best form of passive income out there, as undervalued dividend growth investments surely help you sleep at night.  Keep it up!

A Frugal Family’s Journey – $255.40 – Steady dividend income stream.  I see we both still own Occidental Petroleum (OXY), what is going to be the next move for this oil company?  Do we see any promise anytime soon?  Time will tell for us.  I have a few more months I am monitoring this very unsuccessful investment at the moment.

Dividend Hawk – $1,758.08 – Holy smokes Hawk.  Are you financially free by now are what?! These numbers are INSANE!  What a way to start the year off, as well as the 21% growth rate you experienced.  What Peer 2 Peer lending sites do you use?  As you know, I love Fundrise and even am doubling my monthly investment starting this March.  Cannot wait to add more Passive Income!

Reverse the Crush – $42.99 – Almost the $50 clip!  Also, great job on 30%+ growth from prior year, that’s what it’s all about RTC!  I am hoping our Canadian Bank – Canadian Imperial (CM) comes back with an increase this year.  Let’s GO!

Time in the Market – $258.42 – Those medical costs surely sting, I can only imagine.  In fact, my wife and I are about to have quite a bit of medical expenses in the next two weeks that I am not looking forward to, that will drain our cash quite a bit (Lanny).  However, we are fortunate that we’ll be able to pay the piper, but we are doing what we can to keep dividend investing, to grow this income stream.  We have to.  Let’s get it.

Dividend Pig – $1,127.06 – Nice job cracking the illustrious 4 digit mark again Dividend Pig.  You are ruthless when it comes to putting your money to work for you.  That’s what it’s about.  PUSHING yourself to keep investing and you are a great definition of that DP!

Project 2035 – $70 – A solid 4 companies that increase their dividends each year.  You have to love Realty Income (O), the monthly dividend paying dividend aristocrat baby!  Always pumped when that dividend hits my stock brokerage account.

Divcome – $309.68 – I see you own Walmart (WMT) stock.  Have you enjoyed holding that dividend aristocrat?  Would you recommend Walmart as a dividend stock to buy and own for life?  The hard part for me has always been the < 2% dividend yield and ~2% dividend growth rate.  I just can’t find myself to pull the trigger!

Kody’s Dividend – $80.26 – So close to the big $100 mark!  A 75% dividend growth from prior year is unreal.  Time for you to break $150 next January – challenge is on for YOU Kody!

Dividend Growth Journey – $598.42 – It’s nice to see a fellow NetApp (NTAP) shareholder!  They had fairly strong results in 2020, even with a pandemic.  Curious if a dividend increase is in our future this year, they should be able to afford it!

My Road to Wealth and Freedom – $2,054.96 – Anytime you earn $2,000 in dividend income is huge.  Earning that in the month of January is knocking dividend investing out of the park.  You have great, long-term dividend growth stocks based in Canada with Bell (BCE), Telus (TU), Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) and many others.  Keep inspiring and sharing your road to financial freedom!

Dividend Earner – $1,237 – I hear you on IBM (IBM).  I am very keen to see what they are doing and the new spin off they are doing will be interesting.  I currently am holding and reinvesting dividends at this time.  Excited for your $4k+ February report!

Tawcan – $3,074.46 – WOW.  Tawcan is doing it, folks!  Literally, this is the level of income to be at and it just KEEPS GROWING from.  Tawcan – true inspiration and absolutely love the financial freedom war path you are on.  Keep it GOING!

Another Loonie – $67 – Awesome and closing in on the $100 mark!  Also, putting almost $7,000 into investments is incredible.  Very impressive Loonie, love watching that net worth grow!

Chicken-Wizard – $982.96 – Goodness, another massive dividend income amount CW!  That was a HUGE special dividend from Old Republic International (ORI), kudos and cheers to you on that way.  Pumped you also own Armanino Foods (AMNF), can’t wait for them to start firing on all cylinders again.

Desidividend – $355.85 – Bang! Another strong month Desi.  Bert is pumped you own Cincinnati Financial (CINF), an insurance company, a dividend aristocrat, that Bert has been buying through 2020.  Also – love that you have Fundrise, as well!

Simple Dividend Growth – $3,097.88 – I was also picking up shares for my wife in her account of Smuckers (SJM) over the last few months and she owns General Mills (GIS), as well.  I am hoping the Pokemon 25th anniversary sparked an uptick in cereal sales of their Cinnamon Toast Crunch!  I see you have Verizon (VZ) and Unilever (UL) on the stock watch list.  My wife and I have been watching them always, have to love Warren Buffett making a splash with Verizion, with his $8.6 billion investment!

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Dividend Cultivator – $1,290.10 – BAM!  Another 4-bagger for January.  Hefty dividends pouring in from Altria (MO) and Medical Properties Trust (MPW).  Hard to find undervalued dividend investments out there, but keep looking and you’ll find one, that’s for sure.  Keep it up DC!

Mr. Tako Escapes – $708 – Mr. Tako, this isn’t sluggish by any means!  Can’t wait for your massive quarter-end dividend payout months.  Going to be huge, I know it.

My Dividend Snowball – $1,387.48 – Awesome you have the Vanguard ETFs, growing and paying you nice dividends.  In addition, cannot wait for you to start having dividend reinvestment on Realty Income (O).  Keep the snowball rolling!

Dividend Machine – $18.51 – The machine is entering the second year of its journey towards financial freedom. 4 fantastic dividend growth stocks paid you a dividend to start the year. Favorite on the list: Cisco. We both own shares. Love the addition of Pfizer as well.

Dividends and Divergences – $13.62 – Making moves, making moves. Some fantastic dividend stocks paid DD a dividend this month. Love seeing the impact that DRIP and dividend growth has on your income.

Divs4Jesus – $274.08 – Wow. A 167% increase compared to last year? That’s absolute insanity. You had dividend increaes coming in left and right, along with receive a bump from companies paying you in January instead of February.

Investing Pursuits – $647.29 – The big time Canadian dividend paying stocks really flexed their muscles. IP received huge dividend payments from Canadian Banks, along with Rogers Communications and Shaw. It seems like every Canadian dividend investor owns these companies.

Our Life Financial – $2,382.18 – This is insane for a couple of reasons. First, that is a HUGE amount of dividend income to receive in an “off” month. No doubt about that. Seond though, OLF’s dividend income increased 252% compared to last year. Absolute INSANITY!

Legend of Income – $144.96 – It looks like you nearly doubled your dividend income compared to last year, LOI. Altria Group led the way, with a HUGE $42 dividend income payment. Heck yeah!

All About the Dividends – $398.02 – Wow Matthew. This year started off INSANE for you. There was definitely a lot of movement in the portfolio compared to last year. So it is great to see how you have rebalanced. The results are starting to show and flex their muscles.

Dividends & FNB – $1.003.08 – You are well on your way towards crushing your 2021 goal. With such a strong January, you are already 15% of the way towards your mark. Looks like you may have to adjust that goal upwards.

Passive Income Pursuit – $759.42 – Moves continue to be made for Passive Income Pursuit. That is an insane list of dividend growth stocks, many of which we own, that paid you a dividend in January. It is always great when one dividend payment can crack $100.

Finance Journey – $1,532.80 – Geez. What a haul in January Finance Journey. And your dividnedi ncome increased 30% compared to last year? Money, money. Like you, we don’t bother speculating in Bitcoin or any of the other hot stocks. We just stick to good old fashioned, boring, dividend stocks.

Mooi Dividend – 100.19 (Euros) –  The REIT sector contributed a lot of dividends for Mooi this month. Simon Proerty and Annaly Capital contributed over half your dividend income alone.

Wallet Squirrel – $52.02 – Two of our favorite bloggers posted a strong January income month. We own all 3 of the dividends stocks that paid you in January. Its great to see that you have such an expansive passive income portfolio outside of just dividend income.

Reinis Fischer – $50.95 – Well, unfortunately, this is one of the first bloggers that saw a decrease in dividend income compared to last year. However, this is a part of a strategy to rebalance the portfolio and invest in quality dividend stocks, veruss high yielding stocks with an unsafe dividend. That is a darn good reason to sell, in my opinion.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Dividends From Scratch – $243.66 – Holy dividends. Dividends from Scratch is just crusing along here. The dividend stocks that paid you were great. However, what really caught my eye during your summary were the dividend increases received. That’s how you keep pushing the dividend snowball downhill!

DivGro – $2,277 –  Ferdi has a chart showing the dividends received each month. It is so cool to see the slope on the chart and how quickly your dividend increase stream has shot up. Now, you are receiving over $2,000 in an “off” month.

Dividend Income Stocks – $450.92 – Dividend Income Stocks is being a little humble here. He didn’t start the year off on a good note, like he stated in the article. He started the year off on a GREAT note with a 23% year over year increase.

Capturnados Dividend – $1,104.36 – Congratulations on setting a new personal record for the month of January! That’s how you start the year off in style. Between your dividend income and rental income stream, your passive income is growing exponetially.

Dreaming of Dividends – $2,907 – Holy freaking dividend. Almost $3k in January to start the year off?? Now that’s what I am talking about. You should easily crush your annual dividend income goal of $25k at this rate. You may need to raise the bar to $30k+.

Seeking the Dividends – $221.32 – Dividend Aristocrats galore paid you a dividend in January. The best part is that you added even more to your portfolio by buying shares of Aflac and IBM in January!

Root of Good – $143 – From $15,000 in dividend income to under $150 in January, that is quite the decline. However, it makes perfect sense if most of your dividend paying holdings are ETFs.

Journey to Total Freedom – $519.85 – What’s crazy about this article isn’t the dividend income. Rather, it is the savings rate. How can you complain about a 96% after tax savings rate? That’s how you fuel your dividend income portfolio.

Young Dividend – $2,643.77 – This is absolute insanity. 11 companies paid Young Dividend a dividend in January. All but two of the companie paid YD a triple digit dividend. Welcome back!

Financially Free in 10 Years – 148.33 (Euros) – Heck yeah. That ORI special dividend was a cherry on top for another fantastic month. Congrats on the strong growth!

The Dividend Guy – $67.72 CAD – January was a slow month indeed for Mike. The big news was that he sold his UPS position. I can’t blame him after that terrible 1% dividend increase they delivered.

Matthew Utesch – $2,236.14 – Welcome to the list Matthew. Fantastci job over there on Seeking Alpha spreading the news of dividend investing. It is results like these that inspire so many to start their journey to financial freedom.

F.I.R.E We Go – $1,204.53 – Another new blogger entered the dividend income wrestling wring this month. The power house Canadian dividend growth stocks once again crushed it for another set of bloggers north of the border!

Family Money Saver CA – $511.92 –  You are well on your way to crushing your dividend goal of $4k – $5k in 2021. Starting off the year strong with $500+ in one month will go a long way to achieving that goal quickly.

BAMF Money – $3,410.94 – Talk about a dividend income snowball picking up steam. My freaking goodness BAMF. It is crazy that you topped your December 2020 dividend income total…easily. Congrats on an amazing month.

The Money Sprout – $221.24 – Absolutely love the massive dividend you received from Cincinnati Financial (CINF). How can anyone complain about receiving that big of a dividend from a Dividend King?? Fantastic month.

Total:  59 Bloggers Received $51,871 in Dividends in January (depending on the exchange rate used at the time of the calculation).

The community averaged $879 in dividend income this month! That’s right, we found yet another new blogger to add to our article, as we included 1 more person in January than in December. Man it is great seeing our community continue to grow, as more people learn about the power of dividend investing!

Every month, we talk about how awesome this community is. We truly mean it. WE are always surprised by the amount of personal records set in a given month. We love sharing your successes and watching you, and your dividend income grow. You may not realize it, but it really inspires and pushes us to continue on our journey to financial freedom.

The name of the game is buying income producing assets that increase your passive income. Build that growing, passive income stream that will one day cover your living expenses.

We always preach the importance of remaining consistent and investing as much of our income as possible over the years. The saying goes “It is about time in the market, not timing the market.”  We truly believe that dividend income is the easiest source of passive income (Read our 5 Reason Why). Therefore, let’s continue to save every dollar possible, cut expenses, and do whatever it takes to reach this coveted end game.

If you are not sure where to invest your cash, we also have you covered with the following articles:

Now that you are motivated and armed with plenty of resources to save and invest, lets TAKE ACTION.  Time to find some undervalued dividend growth stocks to invest in.  Let’s keep that dividend income stream flowing!

-Lanny and Bert, the Dividend Diplomats (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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