December 2015 Dividend income update: $641 (+$192, +43%) 3

Hi everyone. Welcome to my December 2015 dividend income update.

My October, November, and December net worth showed a little improvement and I feel that I am slowly getting out of the limbo. Well to be honest, I don’t really care that much about how market and my net worth moves that much because they will always go up and down. On top of that I always get paid through dividends regardless of how market moves anyway. My stocks may decrease their values further but as long as fundamentals are strong then the stock prices will eventually catch up to fair values or even higher than fair values. It is just a matter of time so patient is a virtue when it comes to value investing. Who really knows if market crashes next month? The market is shaky and very volatile but you know what that means! You can take advantage of bargains. So please do when you still can. I love oil and mining stocks a lot lately and have been buying a lot of them as they are very cheap now. No one can expect how long low oil and other commodities prices will stay but eventually they will be recovered and when that happens, the prices will bring up the value of the stocks altogether. When that happens, I will happily restructure our portfolio to reduce my exposures in oil and mining stocks.

Enjoy what you love to do while collecting your passive cash dividends.


Who let the reindeer out?

While we just collected free dividends from the stocks we purchased as usual, my wife and I forget all about the stocks and just enjoy what our life has to offer. We went to Halifax to take care of some business matters then met with our old friends and had a great time. I am sure you have a place like that (like a hometown) in your mind that keeps making you come back once in a while. Halifax is my second hometown (My first hometown is Seoul, Korea where I was born) where I met great down-to-earth friends, got my university degree and an accounting designation. Great small university town with amazingly kind and nice people. If you think Canadians are nice then meet Haligonians, I am quite sure you would get along very well with them.

After we came back, my wife and I celebrated our annual family Christmas ritual which is drinking. We enjoyed various tasty drinks including our Christmas favorite, eggnog with Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye which was excellent with eggnog. We missed our New Year’s Day count down because we both were too drunk from consuming lots of glasses of eggnog and fell asleep on the couch. When we were up, it was 1 am. Well… I blame my aging body. 🙂


Who can say ‘No’ to this beautifully crafted delicious eggnog especially when it is mixed with amazing rum?


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When you buy good quality companies, you typically get paid with regular dividends, and within enough time, you end up with solid portfolio of companies that pay you sufficient dividends to cover your expenses. Once your expenses are fully covered by those free dividend payments, you can reallocate your energy and passion to do something you like rather than sucking up with your hated bosses from your day job. I am not saying you should quit but what’s better than making money by what you dream to do? You get paid no matter what… when you sleep, when you travel, when you don’t feel like to commute for an hour to get to work, when you are sick of dealing with office politics… You can put whatever hated reasons you can think of here to focus on your dividend (or passive) income strategy. Without going on another 50 hours to explain further, here is a list of stocks that I received dividends in December, 2015.


$641 is really awesome. That’s more than our family’s grocery budget. Next is our rent!


I see stocks as my employees and trust me I am their worst nightmare. ???? I perform my rigorous screening process from tens of thousands applicants. I select only 30-40 employees to interview then I hire only 1 of the best at a time by paying him/her upfront payment. Once employees are hired, I pay them nothing. No pay, no benefit, no holiday… ???? I infamously enforce 24/7 working hours policy. They cannot walk off and I only can fire them based on their performances. Strangely, ????  they have been bringing in more and more money everyday to me and even bringing their friends to sign the employee contract for free!! I guess life is good ????


Year to Year Dividend Income Comparison

December was another fantastic month, wasn’t it? Total payment hits $641. We collected $449 last year around this time so I am extremely pleased with the result as we really didn’t do anything to earn the free cash payments other than keep living within our means, saving rigorously and buying great stocks at low regardless of where the stocks will be headed temporarily. It is very easy and you can start it right away so let me repeat what I said. “We live within our means, save as much as we can and invest wisely”

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We collected

$561 of dividend income in July, $278 in August,

$698 in September,

$464 in October

$358 in November

and $641 in December.

The average of them is close to my family’s monthly grocery budget. What did we do to collect the money? Nothing… we did really nothing to collect the money. On top of that, the dividend income is getting higher and higher as time goes by. For example, our Cominar REIT stocks provided us $42.88 in July but in August we got paid a little bit higher at $43.12 due to automatic DRIP set up with the stock then it became $43.37 in September, $43.61 in October, $43.86 in November and $44.10 in December. It will keep increasing its body infinitely. I am quite confident that in 5 years, the company will pay us $57-60 monthly and within another 5 years the company will pay us $75-$80 or even higher monthly. That’s how reliable and predictable high quality dividend income companies provide their returns to you even though you do nothing to collect them. Just buy, forget and collect dividends forever. Think about it, all of our dividend stocks from my portfolio will get themselves bigger and pay us more every month.

We are definitely on the right track because our dividend incomes increased by $561, $278, $339, $453, $358 and $192 respectively from July to December 2015 against comparable months of 2014.


When you see 2014 VS 2015 dividend income, the result is extraordinary.

Total dividend income in 2014= $820

Total dividend income in 2015= $3968

That’s $3,148 growth year over year. That’s additional $260 per month working for us that get our portfolio bigger. Great job to myself and Mrs.BeSmartRich. We are doing great!


We bought more stocks recently that boosting our dividend income.

As we posted, we purchased and added Black Diamond Group and Potash into our dividend portfolio in November. That added $875 annually to our dividend income stream. The purchases will make us stronger every time.


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We will keep buying when opportunities are out there in the market. I see many opportunities lately due to the crash of the oil and other commodities prices which is just perfect for me. As you may know, it did not take too long to build this portfolio. When I started this blog (a year ago), our net worth was around 80K (excluding my car) and that only provided us less than $2,000 of annualized dividend income. However, now it provides predictable $7,000 of annualized dividend income per year and that number will always go up. Amazing huh?

As I mentioned several times, building your dividend portfolio isn’t very difficult. See the following links for excellent ways to save money and invest.

Check out my portfolio page to see what stocks I own and the following article for more investment tips-How to Simply Invest and Get Richer for Dummies in 8 Easy Steps.

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Hope my real cash dividend income updates inspire anyone who is dreaming of becoming financially independent. I am not there yet but I am happy to share where I am and where I will be headed along the journey to be a millionaire thus financially more independent.  Don’t dream on winning lottery or a jackpot from your local casino. That’s not going to happen to you. Dream on something that is so real that you can catch it after executing easy passive income strategies. It is not going to take very long to see the results and I am sure you can do it as well. All you need is a strong commitment for your future. Start your first step right now and come along for the million-dollar journey. Hang in there because your loved ones got your back (and me  )





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3 thoughts on “December 2015 Dividend income update: $641 (+$192, +43%)

  • DivHut

    Another great update. Always love to read about the dividend income received from others. It’s just further proof of the power of dividends. $641 for December is a healthy amount no matter how you look at it. Car payment, utilities and more… or as you mentioned groceries. That’s how I look at my dividend income… what can it pay for this month. One day, rent, food insurance. Imagine not having that stress of feeding your family or worrying about a roof over your head for life. Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.

    • Be Smart Rich Post author

      Exactly. DivHut. How much can our monthly dividend payments cover my family’s necessary monthly expenses? It is all about freedom it can give to us so that we can focus our energy into something that we truly value. We will all get there eventually as we keep progress in this speed. I can see it happening. Thank you for stopping by DivHut.