It’s time for the monthly dividend income update. As always, you can check the updated info any time on the 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 has passed and new experiences are in the books.

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, my umbrella had a hole on the right side.

And it was pouring!

So when I took off my coat I noticed that the right side of my blue shirt was soaking wet with rainwater. If there is one place you shouldn’t show up in a t-shirt, it’s when going for an interview for an investment bank.  Oh boy, those guys are so stiff.

Somehow, I managed to get the job but declined because I felt that being an equity broker wasn’t my thing. It’s too much pressure and day to 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 buy 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:

August 2018 Dividend Income

The total dividend income for August landed on $164 which is a 15% increase from August 2017. The total dividend for 2018 is now 16,874  NOK or $2,006 which means an 82.78% increase from 2017.

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

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

As we can see, next year, the dividend income should be $3,396 or 28,552 NOK .

Right now, I am making around 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 with 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 year’s income. For August, that’s also the case.


The accumulated income is now close to $4,000 USD. Can’t wait to reach $10,000.

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!

    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.

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.

People Lend · September 12, 2018 at 6:14 am

Great post, Keep up this great work.

Torsten Tiedt · February 12, 2019 at 12:15 pm

Hi Stockles,

just passed by to collect the new data for Income Heroes. The new design of your blog inlcuding the graphs look very nice as does your dividend increases.



    Stockles · February 12, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Thanks! It has been a while since I wrote a blog post, but I will always fix the dividend income spreadsheet. Need some time to fix the blog before writing more posts.

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