Author: Mr and Mrs DDU.
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One day we want to be able to live purely off the income from our investments. The earlier this happens in our lives, the better.
How do we know if we’re getting any closer? By tracking it of course.
Our dividend updates and graphs run from 1st July to 30th June each year, lining up with the Australian tax year.
In September we were paid the following in cash and franking credits:
- Bapcor (ASX:BAP) $7.80 cash and $3.34 franking credits. Total $11.14.
- Challenger (ASX:CGF) $39.38 cash and $16.88 franking credits. Total $56.26.
- Class (ASX:CL1) $3.78 cash and $1.62 franking credits. Total $5.40.
- Healthscope (ASX:HSO) $16.45 cash and $0 franking credits. Total $16.45.
- Regis Healthcare (ASX:REG) $10.24 cash and $4.39 franking credits. Total $14.63.
- Ramsay Health Care (ASX:RHC) $20.38 cash and $8.73 franking credits. Total $29.11.
- Combined $98.03 cash and $34.96 franking credits. Total $132.99.
Here is our new dividend graph for the tax year:
September 2016: $99.72
September 2017: $132.99
Increase in dollars: $33.27
Increase in percentage: 33%
We’re very pleased with that increase, particularly considering that Select Harvests (ASX:SHV) cancelled their dividend and Greencross (ASX:GXL) changed from September to October. Having another month reach over $100 is a great feeling.
You may remember that we have a dividend goal of $622.50 for the 2017 calendar year as part of our 2017 goals, which is a 50% increase on 2016’s total. So far during 2017 we have received $490.27, all we have to do is repeat last year’s October amount and we’ll beat our goal.
How was your September for dividends?
Thanks for reading this article about our investing journey Down Under.
Onwards and upwards!