Dividends , FIRE Meetup

2023 Dividend Totals

Before diving into the 2023 Dividend Totals, I’d like to thank all the 25-ish people that showed up during the last FIRE meetup in Leiderdorp! I had a blast, I hope you did too. We even got to the point that the last 6 of us pretty much got kicked out of the La Place as it was about 30min past closing :-). Plan is do do it again, likely around April. Location and date are to be confirmed. Keep you posted! Anyhow, what did our dividend growth share do in 2023? Here is a quick overview. Dividend Income Due […]

Dividends

May 2023 dividend update

May is typically one of the slower months of the year from a dividend perspective. But we still received a total of €556 in dividends for the month. No complaining here! Now that we also sold a lot of our real estate, one of the considerations is to start buying a few more dividend generating shares. Anyhow, here is the May 2023 dividend update. Dividend Income No major changes or dividend modification this month. Nice and boring, but again more dividends than the year before! We reached our $1000 threshold again in cash, and bought some BCE (Bell) shares. We […]

Real Estate , Taxes

From Landlord to Lender

As of today, we reduced out real estate holdings significantly. We now only have one more rental unit, instead of the 6 we still owned last month. Rather than being landlords, we are now acting as the bank, as we provided the buyer of our real estate with a mortgage. So we went from landlord to lender. Why? Why did we sell most of our real estate holdings and turned lenders? There are quite a few reasons to be honest. It was also a process that took many months to culminate. In no particular order: The Deal What deal did […]

Dividends

April 2023 dividend update

Oh boy is our money pit taking up a lot of time and effort! But progress is being made and we have a new roof, windows and the outside is being improved at the moment. Hence, didn’t have much time (or energy) to blog. But fortunately the passive income continues to flow in! Love dividends. Here is the April 2023 dividend update. Dividend Income April is typically a pretty good month. However, the year over year growth limited this time, which had it’s primary cause in AQN slashing it’s dividend by 40%. It hurts a bit, might have had to […]

Dividends

February 2023 Dividend Update

Welcome to March! February was pretty uneventful for us. Not a bad month perse, but just not a lot going on. The home renovations are progressing slowly, but are still progressing! Our dividend portfolio did the same, no major movements but still a steady climb year of year on monthly basis (special dividends not taken into consideration). Anyhow, here is the February 2023 dividend update. Dividend Income February is typically a slower month. But looking at this past month, a “slow” month is now providing more income than a “good” month a few years back. Isn’t organic dividend growth great? […]

Dividends

January 2023 dividend update

Welcome to February! Boy, does life go fast when you get older… For those who complete Dry January successfully, well done! Without further delay, here is the January 2023 dividend update. Dividend Income In 2023 started again with another €1000+ month in dividend income terms. We continue the trend that we stated in 2022 with many months bringin in over €1000 in dividend income, and we like it! Add all this up and you get this yearly overview (in Euro’s): 2022 has been a very good year to say the least. We hope that 2023 will still beat it though. […]

Dividends

December 2022 Dividend Update

Welcome to 2023! Today a quick look at the December 2022 dividend update and the overall yearly numbers of course. It’s been a great month and year, albeit the exchange rate had some impact to prevent a record month in euro terms. We did actually pull it off in CAD: $1505 in labor free income in December. Lovely. Dividend Income In 2022 we hit 8 months with more than €1.000 in divided income, which is an absolute record. In the previous years we didn’t even manage to get to that monthly number! Now, one month has it’s cause in a […]

Real Estate , Taxes

Dutch Real Estate and proposed Taxes

As noted in another post a while back, the Dutch Real Estate investors are under attack. The question remains, do you (partially) sell and move on with your money. Or is an assessment of your portfolio from a tax perspective a good idea (it always is). But now with the aim to find the financially best mode of investment if you want to keep your real estate portfolio and retire on it. Box 1, 2 or 3? What tax changes, when and how much? Those are the first things we need to know. Box 1 and 2 change are likely […]

Dividends

2022 November Dividend Update

Welcome to December! Yup, I’m bringing these back. Not because we are actively investing in dividends shares, because we don’t (all cash is going to a money pit!). What I do like to showcase is the organic growth from a legacy portfolio started in 2015/2016, with no contributions since! For more history on what & how, see also our dividend portfolio page, this explains some other graphs below. Without further ado, here is the 2022 November Dividend Update. Dividend Income November is typically a very slow month as you can see in the graph below (relatively few companies distribute dividends […]