2016 Passive Income: Dividends

Its been a couple years since I shared our passive income so I thought I would publish a summary of our 2016 dividend income. This passive income comes from our taxable stock portfolio. All retirement investment holdings are excluded from this dividend income summary. This passive income is an important part of our financial freedom plan. Note we have met our goal in terms of annual taxable dividend income, but we are well short of our interest income and may be leveraging dividends to help bridge the gap.

There are some minor stock holding changes but nothing earth shattering. Some stock have cut their dividends (Connoco) while others have significantly boosted their payout (Phillips 66). Our top dividend payers are the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) and Fairfax Financial (FRFHF) which is consistent with our largest individual holdings.

Overall our dividend growth has slowed over the last couple years (avg ~7% growth annually the last 3 years). We've put less focus on growing dividend income in our investments, but still see dividend income as a important part of our income generation when we are financially free.

Also see our 2013 dividend income for more.

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