Dividends are the key financial statistic that we want to build. Why? One day we want to be financially free, where our expenses are completely covered by our investment income. At that point, we could decide to retire and not work again. If our investment income grows faster than inflation, retirement could get better as the years go by.
We aren’t just buying shares with the highest dividend yield. We’re buying businesses we think offer very sustainable, growing dividends over the long term. We aren’t trying to be perfect investors, but investing in what suits us the most.
Our investment income in the first few years will be fairly small, but we have to start somewhere and grow it. Compounding is an unstoppable force when it gets going and we’re going to put it to work as much as we can.
2017 – $877.14
2016 – $415.17
2015 – $312.19