Yes, it is true, 2012 is not over. However, I feel fairly safe in adding up the dividends I’ve earned for this year. It falls far short of the goal I set here, but when you leave a job that allows you to invest 5k a month and take six months off it’s going to throw your projections off a bit 🙂
Even with the changes I was able to double my dividend total from last year. 2012 brought in $2462.64 in dividends. 2011 I had a little over $1200 in dividends. That is progress.
So, what will 2013 look like? Good question. I’m still working on what I would like to accomplish next year. New capital will not be as plentiful as it once was and the goal of the portfolio may change a bit more towards growth. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not abandoning my dividend growth roots, more like nurturing the growth branches. I believe one can pursue both dividends as well as growth, but valuation becomes even more important. I’m looking forward to seeing how I navigate these new investing challenges.