One thing that I love about the dividend income journey is to play around on Google Spreadsheet and try to make up new ways to stay motivated. Not only do I find it rewarding in the sense that it’s cool to see progress, but it also forces me to focus on my dividend income and not how the stock prices move up and down.

The other day I sat down and played around and created a few tools on my Dividend Income Spreadsheet.  I now know that for 2019, I’m projected to earn $2,952 in dividend income and that’s a 6.28% increase from 2018. For 2020, the earnings projection is $3,150 which is an increase of 6.72% from 2019. And you know what? That doesn’t include the reinvestment of the prior dividend. Man, this snowball is rolling fast now!

Also, I don’t include the passive income I earn from my index funds (or BSU) since I don’t use it and most likely, will only let it reinvest itself for decades. You can learn more of my investing ideas in the interview I did two weeks ago

Dividend Income Forecast

(hehe – I got tired of writing the names so switched over to tickers at one point)

Wow. I am amazed! This makes me so happy and one can notice that almost all of my companies are increasing their dividend payment.

Current Dividend Income

2018 has been a crazy year. I’m still waiting for around $300 from a few companies before we close the books for May. Snoooowball!!

Dividend Income Per Month

Dividend Income Per Day

Income Per Hour

Making Money As I Sleep

Not that bad earning a cup of coffee while sleeping? 🙂

Year by Year Review

Accumulated Dividend Income

That’s it. Thanks for reading and please hit the subscribe button if you want to follow my journey. next up, I’ll be telling you about my recent stock purchase!



Investorkilden · May 24, 2018 at 8:59 am

Kjempe spennende å følge utvikling din! Hva har du basert prognosene på? Historikk, og uttalelse fra selskapet?

    Stockles · May 24, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Artig at du syns det Investorkilden!

    En kombinasjon faktisk. Noe er direkte fra 4-traders, noe fra borsdata, noe fra uttalelser og noe fra simplysafedividends. Jeg er klar over at ting kan endre seg, men slik ser iallefall estimatene ut 🙂

Ogellers · May 24, 2018 at 9:33 am

By income from indexfunds, do you mean dividends? In that case, which indexfunds are u in? I thought all Norwegian funds automatically reinvest dividends and don’t give the option of getting them paid out.

    Stockles · May 24, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Hi Ogellers,

    You find find all of my holdings here (

    I own KLP Nordic, Emerging, Storebrand All markets and Storebrand Global Multifactor and DNB global. True. But one could sell 2-4% of the fund each year and in so, get the dividend income. I’d rather just let it compound.

      Ogellers · May 24, 2018 at 10:00 am

      Ok, i where beginning to think i am missing out on some info, hehe. But some american indexfunds pay out the dividends right? Or are the US bloggers meaning they sell of as you meant? In the future i see my self also having a solid index portfolio and if they pay out directly as an option it would help to boost the passive income instead of having to sell which i feel is bad if u get my drift.

        Stockles · May 24, 2018 at 10:05 am

        hehe, nah. You’re right. Yes, quite a few actually.

        Totally get you. Being forced to recieve dividend income today is very different from having to actively sell assets in order to get the amount. While it’s pretty much the same by numbers, one is per se decreasing the speed in which the compounding effect work in the respective index fund.

        One could of course say the same about single stocks, but here we can choose which companies we want to reinvest the dividend in – that’s the difference.

        Good luck to you Ogellers. I really recommend doing indexing and single stocks. There is nothing wrong with playing both sides!

Mr. Robot · May 24, 2018 at 9:11 pm

Rocking with the spreadsheets Stockles, cool!

I think you’ve just discovered a new metric for all DGI bloggers out there. The “SleepMoneyTotal™”.

    Stockles · May 25, 2018 at 5:13 am

    Hi Mr.Robot

    Aaaah thanks man! I really love to play around on my spreadsheets with a whiskey on the rocks by my side.

    The “SleepMoneyTotal™” – What a cool name. It feels so good to know that you earn money while you sleep and that by month and year, you will earn more and more WHILE having fun and enjoying life.

    Thanks for stopping by!

DividendSolutions · May 26, 2018 at 9:49 am

Hey Stockles,

the charts look great! – the “sleep money total” puts a huge smile on my face – nice one…what i like best is the year over year review (month by month). That chart is awesome and shows the real power of disciplined saving and dividend growth investing. You look at charts like that and your motivation gets a big boost – works for me. As does a Single Malt Whisky (Lagavulin Distillers Edition or Highland Park etc..) from time to time.


    Stockles · May 27, 2018 at 4:23 am

    Hi DividendSolutions,

    First, thanks for stopping by!

    Mr. Robot’s sleep money total is a great idea and something I will work more on. It’s great to know that you actually earn money while sleeping and in so, increase your wealth.

    Ah, yeah the YOY graph for 2018 is insane. Next year, each month will provide atleast $100 in income, which is my next sub-goal. Oh yeah, nothing like playing around on excel or google spreadsheet with a single malt whiskey beside you. That’s quality time for me too. Kampai (cheers in japanese) my friend!

Dividend Diplomats · May 26, 2018 at 2:38 pm

Stockles –

Very nice. Is this just based on recent growth rates, no further investment and just letting it do it’s thing??


    Stockles · May 26, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Hi Lanny,

    Yeah, haven’t even adjusted for dividend reinvestment, so the snowball will roll a lot faster in reality.

Dividend Daze · May 29, 2018 at 1:45 pm

Nice projections. I like using the dividend growth models to forecast future dividend payments. Like you said, the snowball will go even faster when taking into account reinvesting dividends as well as any new buys. But showing growth for doing absolutely nothing is key. That is why you buy those quality companies that reward shareholders for staying long term.

    Stockles · June 2, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Hi Daze!

    Thanks buddy 🙂 So true. Being rewarded for being passive is a great feeling 🙂

option seller · June 2, 2018 at 2:47 am


Very interesting way you play the market. How do you pick the stocks? Do you base it solely off dividend yield or do you pick off fundamentals and dividend yield?

New Year 2019 · October 17, 2018 at 2:26 pm

Wow! I loved your post buddy . Keep it up.

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