May is undeniably the preferred month for European dividend growth investors. With most European companies paying a dividend just once in the year, May feels like Christmas during spring time. Our income charts see a strong spike upwards and so does our investor’s spirit.
Yep, the road pictured above is actually part of my daily commute to work. It’s a beautiful stretch of green next to a relatively large lake in the car-free park of Tervuren, which also houses the Royal Museum for Central Africa. Now can you understand why I ride 32km to and from work every day? And that’s not even the best part: I’m getting paid to do so!
A couple of days ago I wrote that the value of my dividend growth portfolio isn’t all that important on the road to financial independence because I’m focussed on building passive income rather than capital. So why don’t we take a look at that income? More specifically, let’s see what March and April brought in terms of dividends?
Phew, it sure has been a long time since I’ve updated my blog! Thankfully I have a day off work today, so I decided to take advantage of the bad weather to inform you guys on my progress. First up is an overview of my net worth after the first quarter of 2016.
Finally, a dividend update! Some of you thought I had thrown in the towel due to the lack of updates here, but nothing could be further from the truth. Financial independence through dividend growth investing remains one of my main goals even though I may take a detour once in a while.