It’s time for the monthly dividend income update. As always, you can find the updated info at any time here Dividend Income Spreadsheet and the Portfolio Spreadsheet.


  • Dividend Income for August 2018: $164
  • Year to year growth for July: 15%
  • Total YTY growth: 82.78%
  • Entered the green area ($2000) on the dividend meter
  • Said no to being an equity broker
  • Reading project for September
  • Christmas in Tokyo

Living While Saving

Another month as passed and new experiences are in the book.

So, a couple of weeks ago I had an interview with one of Norway’s largest investment banks. I was prepared and ready to answer any question. However, there was one thing I didn’t account for. And that was that my umbrella had a hole on the right side.

And it was pouring!

So when I took of my coat I noticed that the right side of my blue shirt was totally wet, like totally soaked in water. If there is one place you shouldn’t show up in a t-shirt, it’s when doing an interview for an investment bank.  O’boy those guys are so stiff.

Somehow, I managed to get the job anyhow, but declined because I felt that being an equity broker wasn’t my thing. It’s too much pressure and day by day stress. Notice though, that when you are young, being an equity broker basically means talking to customers or clients on the phone.

Other than that, I spent around $1000 to by tickets so that I’ll spend christmas in Tokyo. Really looking forward to New Year’s Eve!

Also, this is what I’m reading right now:

Dividend Income July 2018

The total dividend income for August landed on $164 which is an 15% increase from August 2017. The total dividend for 2018 is now 16874  NOK or $2006 which means an 82. 78% increase from 2017.

This means I finally entered the green area of my dividend meter! Goal for 2018 is reached! Maybe we can reach $2500 before 2018 is done?

For the income per month, day and hour, aswell as the SleepMoneyTotal, go here Dividend Income Spreadsheet

As we can see, next year, the dividend income should be 3396 or 28552 NOK .

Right now, I am making round 8 USD per day and for 2019, that will increase to 9 USD. My hourly wage is still very very low, but one day this number should be double-digit in respect to USD.

Well, 3 USD or 24 NOK for sleeping. At least my coffee is “free”

The main objective now is the make sure that I beat the past years income. For August, that’s also  the case.


The accumulated income is now close to $4000 USD. Can’t wait to reach $10000.

Received Income Per Company

Man I love graphs. 

That’s it. We are done with August and can finally move on to a few more rewarding months.

Take care,



DivvyDad · September 6, 2018 at 7:10 pm

Great job with the monthly dividends, and reaching the green territory on your goal!

Also, congrats on getting the job offer–and also recognizing that it was not the right fit for you and therefore declining to take the position. The stress and anxiety of being in a job you don’t enjoy can really take a toll, so it sounds like you did what was best for you. That’s a crazy story about getting all wet before your interview!
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    Stockles · September 8, 2018 at 10:54 am

    True! Money isn’t everything.

    Thanks for stopping by!

Mr. Robot · September 7, 2018 at 9:07 pm

Love your last graph where you show the total received per company. I might do something in the future.

Great list of books. I’ll look into those as well.

    Stockles · September 8, 2018 at 10:53 am

    You should man! it is a lot of fun.

      Sigve Bjørkavåg · September 23, 2018 at 1:46 pm

      I love graphs too, and I want to do the same. But where can I find a place to make graphs, I struggle to find it. Continue the great work.

        Stockles · September 23, 2018 at 7:14 pm

        Thanks! I just use excel!

Kody · September 7, 2018 at 11:11 pm

Great job on crossing into green territory! The trifecta of dividend growth investing is in full effect. Keep it up.

Dividend Portfolio · September 8, 2018 at 6:45 am

15% increase from last year is a respectable rate of return stockles. I also like your reading list. It’s always good to continue to educate yourself and grow. I also like your graphs man and the fact that you make reference to the sleep money total – so apt. Looking forward to seeing how September treats you.
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People Lend · September 12, 2018 at 6:14 am

Great post, Keep up this great work.

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