January 2021 Income Report

As dividend growth investors we are focused on generating passive income. I share my dividend income reports for transparency and to show people that I eat what I cook.

In January, I generated $3,677.58 in dividend, interest, and other income across REITs, Stocks, and Content. This is in addition to my part-time software job, where I’m not doing too shabby either.

If you aren’t aware, I focus on buying well-managed, higher yielding, yet still growing assets, most of which are REITs and MLPs. There are a few C-Corps that still fit the bill, but they are few and far between, although with the recent downturn, there is good value to be found and I’ve deployed additional cash over the past month to buy some of those issues to get some of the better tax benefits of qualified dividends.

Without further ado, let’s review:

Medical Properties REITMPW$135.00
Main Street CapitalMAIN$68.06
Altria GroupMO$314.76
Digital Realty TrustDLR$70.56
Preferred Apartment CommunitiesAPTS$175.00
Store Capital CorpSTOR$102.60
National Health InvestorsNHI$165.38
Total Dividends & Interest$1,290.10
Gumroad Earnings$2,387.48
Total Side Income$3,677.58


The January cycle is my middle dividend month and I don’t try to smooth out my dividend earnings, so sometimes I get $1,700 and other months I get $700. I’ve started to accumulate shares in Starbucks. I’ve gameified this so for every $1 I spend on actual Starbucks liquid desserts, I invest $2. Sadly I’ve already bought 2 shares. Otherwise, I’m trying to conserve cash so that I can raise more runway for a startup that I’m working on. More on that startup soon. Overall, as things currently stand I’m on pace to earn over $14,000 in dividends this year. This excludes raises that might occur and additions to the portfolio.


This is where things get exciting as a dividend investor. Great companies raise their dividends as their free cash flow / earnings increase. Cubesmart is the only increase in income that I’ve received since the October cycle of dividends.

Side Income

Finally, there is a non-dividend & interest row. If you don’t know, I have written a book on my dividend growth investing strategy called Too Much Money. Here’s 25% discount to normal price using this link just for being a blog reader.

Overall, over 3,000 readers have benefited from the products and I’m humbled that so many people have decided to part with their hard-earned dollars to help improve their own financial situation! So thank you. Over $2,000 generated in one month is incredible and really motivates me to keep pumping out great content!

I also have been writing a book on SaaS stocks as I have a “barbell strategy” when investing. My current income is supplemented by dividends and my retirement will be funded by hopefully massive capital gains from very capital efficient and rapidly growing software stocks. You can get the Intro to Saas Stocks book for only $10.

Overall, this was a very nice month and I’m looking forward to February which is my highest paying month! How was your January?

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