Prep'n the tomato plants!
Prep’n the tomato plants!

Enjoying the Outdoors

Ok so it’s spring for reals this time, no fake outs with some nice weather followed by a sudden blizzard. Winter jackets are officially retired, boots packed away, all my warm weather clothes getting dug out of boxes and dusted off. Life is so much easier when the weather is nice, we are settling back into our normal routine of going to pick up the little guy from daycare, stopping at the park, letting him run around with his buddy for another hour or 2, then coming home and letting him play by himself or watch some Mother Goose Club while dinner is prepped. He’s tired and happy, and so is everyone else.

It’s also tax season, which is always exhausting. Doesn’t seem to matter how prepared I am for this, always seems to take me up until the deadline to actually get it done, and that’s WITH an accountant. We have a somewhat complex tax situation though, since I used to work in the US and still have stock vesting from grants there. Ends up being that I get double taxed like crazy, and have to reclaim it all at the end of the year. The nice thing is the giant ass refund that we get because of it, although technically it’d be nicer just not to overpay throughout the year.

Mass Effect: Andromeda is a giant letdown.

 

Finances

Income: $1,656.70

Happy with our haul this month, nothing fancy going on this month with options or anything else. Didn’t buy much either, haven’t cashed out a lot of my stock from work, maybe in the next month or 2 and we should see an uptick in purchases shortly after.

 

Name Symbol Income
H&R Real Estate Investment Trust TSE:HR.UN $32.20
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust TSE:REI.UN $39.36
Allied Properties Real Estate Investment TSE:AP.UN $21.68
Smart REIT TSE:SRU.UN $24.08
Chartwell Retirement Residences TSE:CSH.UN $19.20
Canadian Apartment Properties REIT TSE:CAR.UN $20.27
Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust TSE:CUF.UN $18.99
Dream Office Real Estate Investment Trust TSE:D.UN $31.88
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats ETF TSE:CDZ $78.37
Bank of Nova Scotia TSE:BNS $162.64
TELUS Corporation TSE:T $232.32
BCE Inc. TSE:BCE $256.87
Inter Pipeline Ltd TSE:IPL $55.90
Exchange Income Corporation TSE:EIF $88.38
Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc TSE:ENF $62.62
TransAlta Renewables Inc TSE:RNW $18.48
Vanguard Global All Cap ex Canada Index ETF TSE:VXC $347.89
iShares S&P TSX Capped REIT ETF TSE:XRE $108.94
The Coca-Cola Co NYSE:KO $34.65
Total $1656.70

 

 

Summary

Dividends Collected $1,656.70
Forward Dividends $25,778.36 / year (+$338.64)
Portfolio Value $779,935.03 (+$12,587.21)

 

See the full graph of dividends month by month on my Income page.

Financial Update – April 2017

21 thoughts on “Financial Update – April 2017

  • April 29, 2017 at 11:46 pm
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    Wow nice work guys. I’m with you all the winter stuff is put away and I’m on the trampoline daily with the little one. Tonnes of rain here tho. That Is a monster payout from Telus. Are you at all concerned about their dividend? I keep reading stuff on fool.ca about them paying more in dividends then they are bringing in. I own telus but not that much.

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    • May 12, 2017 at 1:45 am
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      It’s not that big of a payout, remember that it only represents around 2.5% of my portfolio 🙂

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  • April 30, 2017 at 9:04 pm
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    I just found out your blog. Adding this to my list of blogs on the sidebar of my blog , so that I can come and visit you more often.
    Great achievement! me too working on making a great portfolio.

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    • May 12, 2017 at 1:46 am
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      Hey Pellrider, thanks for stopping by 🙂 I’ll go check out your portfolio as well.

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    • May 12, 2017 at 1:47 am
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      Thanks! Looking at your community post, some seriously good results from other bloggers as well.

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  • May 3, 2017 at 1:25 am
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    Fantastic dividend haul. When your collecting amounts like this every month, you don’t need to buy more stock, just keep dripping! Nice work.

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    • May 12, 2017 at 1:47 am
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      Very true, I could simply DRIP and wait a few years to hit my target 🙂

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  • May 3, 2017 at 4:11 am
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    Glad to hear the weather is coming around for you guys, we are heading into the cold over here now but it’s nothing compared to what you get I’m sure! Your dividends looked pretty great this month, good to see the little amounts adding up to a healthy income and you get to be diversified at the same time – win win.

    Mrs DDU

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    • May 12, 2017 at 1:48 am
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      What is Australian winter like? 🙂

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  • May 9, 2017 at 9:20 pm
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    Awesome total for the month of April. That’s a good amount from a nice long list of names. As always, an inspiration to see the real power of dividends at work. Enjoy the better weather.

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    • May 12, 2017 at 1:49 am
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      Thanks, and I’ll certainly enjoy the sunshine!

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  • May 11, 2017 at 11:17 am
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    Nice month! Seems like you have everything under control.
    Guess you are really happy to have retired the winter gear 🙂

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    • May 11, 2017 at 11:20 am
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      Forgot to ask, any water issues in your neck of the woods? Images in the media don’t look good!

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    • May 12, 2017 at 1:50 am
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      Can’t complain, everything going well! And good riddance to winter, always feels like the longest season of the year.

      No water issues for us, tonnes of rain but no flooding anywhere near where I live.

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  • May 13, 2017 at 11:27 am
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    Just stumbled upon your blog. Incredible how much money you already saved. Your goal seems close!

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  • May 22, 2017 at 12:51 am
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    Very nicely done. Those increases are always great to see. I hope it continues to increase for many months and years to come. Cheers

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    • May 29, 2017 at 2:02 am
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      That’s the hope. Taking positions in companies with long track records of weathering economic downturns helps allay fears of cuts.

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  • June 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm
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    I’m new to your blog SLM. That’s an impressive portfolio you have with a decent forward dividends amount. Awesome report.

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