Well, July is certainly long gone at this point since I am writing this post in October! Been rather busy the last few months and to be honest I have not been overly motivated or inspired to write. I have kept up with tracking my monthly income, expenses and dividends though. And I do intend to get back into the swing of things on my blog here, and on Twitter as well.
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Saturday, 6 August 2016
June is quite a ways behind us now, with summer in full swing now that August has begun! Either way, here is my income and expenses update for the month of June. Which all things considering went quite well for me. Now that I have been in my new job and position for a few months now, it is getting a lot easier and I am better able to help the customers who come to me. The only 'downside' is that at the end of June, and throughout a good portion of July I had not been getting as many hours as I would have liked, so my income from working is lower than usual, especially considering it was a triple pay month.
Thursday, 4 August 2016
July is a great month for so many reasons; summer is in full swing with warm weather, the sun is out after 8pm and I received my highest month yet in dividend income! July beat out last April's payout by $12.46 on dividend increases and a weakening Canadian Dollar against the U.S Dollar alone. No extra effort on my part to earn it besides holding onto those shares.
Monday, 18 July 2016
June continued the steady pace of dividends being paid out into my brokerage account. The third month of every quarter has so far consistently been my lowest month for dividends, with mostly just my monthly dividend payers. Although I am slowly working on that with the addition of Manulife Financial to my portfolio this year, and more recently adding again to the position during the Brexit market 'discount'.
Saturday, 9 July 2016
I recently took advantage of the Brexit situation, where the people of the United Kingdom voted on a referendum to completely leave the European Union, with a winning vote of 52%. (BBC) So when North American markets opened on June 24th, they followed the trend of every other major stock market and plummeted. Global markets fell roughly around 3%, and wiped out a whooping 2 trillion in wealth around the world!