Forward Dividends

2018 Dividends

Progress to FI

Friday, March 31, 2017

Dividend Income Update – March 2017

Total dividends: $63.83

Dividend breakdown

Total Stock Market Index Fund$35.57
Total International Stock Index Fund$14.47
High Dividend Yield Index Fund $13.79

Overall I am very happy with my progress. Since I am invested in mutual funds my dividends are on quarterly basis. I will be writing a detailed post comparing my Q-O-Q performance.

My portfolio

My dividend history

My forward dividend is now $320.57. My goal is $500.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

VF Corp dividend : 03/20/2017

I got my first dividend from VFCorp (NYSE:VFC). My dividend was $19.67. VFC was an accidental buy. I don't do individual stocks any more. Hence, I will not be reporting this dividend in my regular income stream. My cost basis is $56.96. Effective yield is about 0.71% for Q1. I am not sure if I would still have it for Q2. I am hoping to get rid of it in the next month. Nevertheless, I am happy to get dividends :-)

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Monday, March 13, 2017

myRA makes it easy to start saving for retirement

A retirement savings account
-Free to open an account
-Grow your interest and earnings tax-free
-There is no risk of losing money

This is a good way to park emergency funds. myRA accounts earn interest at the same variable rate as investments in the Government Securities Investment Fund in the Thrift Savings Plan for federal employees. These investments have an average annual return of 2.94 percent over the ten-year period ending December 2015. Good interest rate, no capital loss .... amount invested can be withdrawn any time tax free (?). Why not park emergency funds here? After 15,000$ your account gets rolled over into a regular IRA.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Capital One 360 – $200 Money Market Bonus ==> Update

I had written a post (click) about $200 bonus for opening Capital One 360 Money Market account. I am happy to inform that I was able to get the bonus. 200$ is much more than my Q1 dividends :-)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Expected quarterly income dividends in March 2017

Declaration date: March 20, 2017

Vanguard fund or ETFShare class(es)Estimated per-share dividend rateYield
Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index Fund Investor$0.186000.599%
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Investor$0.222000.375%

Declaration date: March 22, 2017

Vanguard fund or ETFShare class(es)Estimated per-share dividend rateYield
Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund Investor$0.044000.169%

The only dividends I have gotten till now is from my bond fund. I am hoping the above dividends will kick start 2017 season :-). For other funds vanguard