June was a pretty interesting month for me. I bought a new car so my expenses were higher than my income this month. When I say a new car I mean new to me. It’s actually a 2012 Chevrolet Impala. It’s 10 years newer than the vehicle I was driving before and it was definitely time for an upgrade. If nothing else I’ll save money on gas every month. I haven’t sold the vehicle I was driving before the Impala but I’m hoping I will in July so that will help offset some of the costs. June was also the first month that I’ve tracked all my expenses and income. I think all in all it was a good month for me despite buying the new car and everything going on with Brexit. Without further ado here is the latest update of my dividend portfolio.
(last updated 7/1/16)
In June I added some shares of General Mills and Apple to my portfolio. I’m currently down on my Apple shares but I think it will bounce back quite a bit. Amidst all the Brexit pandemonium I purchased 33 shares of General Electric at $30.17 a share so I’m up $1.32 per share on that and I think GE is going to go higher yet with removing their “too big to fail” label. From May to June I increased my yearly dividends by $58.24, which I’m very happy with.
I’m currently up $3,201.30 (12.12%) YTD which is almost double what I was up last month! I received $128.62 in dividends in June making this my best month yet. That brings my yearly dividends received to $329.06. My average yield is now right about 4.1% which is still above my 4% goal for now.
How was your June?