Happy New Year! Usually at this time of the year, we turn our backs on the past (and all the gorging we’ve done over Christmas) and look towards the future. Of course, when it comes to the dividends I received in December, I’ll make an exception!

So without further ado, let’s take a look at December 2017’s Dividend Income.

2017

For those not from the UK, an ISA is an individual savings account which, is free of tax on dividends and capital gains. While a SIPP, is a self-invested personal pension that can only be accessed, currently, at the age of 55.

I’m very happy to report that for the first time I have broken the £200 pound mark for dividend income, which just goes to show all the hard work I’ve put in is beginning to bear fruit.Taking a look back at last year’s December dividends, it’s great to see that I have recorded a 27% increase!

The only way to compare is by looking at the previous year’s dividends, so this is how 2016 treated me:

2016

 

As I am from the UK, I am at the mercy of currency fluctuations which explains why several of the dividends I received this year are slightly less than last year’s. The dividend income I received from Starbucks this year has more than doubled thanks to the combination of buying 12 more shares in August and the 20% dividend increase late last year (it might have also had something to do with the toffee nut lattes I was buying). The Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust makes it’s first appearance in my December Dividend Income. Although the trust is more concentrated on growth and the yield is only 0.67%, income is income and it’s a welcome addition.

Another year off the books and I’m happy to report that by adding this month’s dividends to the total dividend income I received for the year, the grand total for 2017 came to £1,321.05. I’m beyond happy with this amount and so pleased to see my dividend income steadily increasing year by year. In 2015 I received £245.65 whilst last year the total came to £930.77. I cannot wait to see what 2018 brings with it!

 

How was your December?

 

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