Today, I am super excited because Vanguard posted the dividend amounts for my funds on their website. I”m sure this is the kind of post that you guys expect from me on Friday night now :)
Here are the dividend amounts on my funds:
- VTIAX (Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund Admiral Shares) – dividend is $0.406/share
- VGTSX (Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund Investor Shares) – dividend is $0.24/share
- VFINX (Vanguard 500 Index Fund Investor Shares) – dividend is $0.651/share
The first one is in my taxable account and the other two are in my Roth IRA and 401(k), so the first one is the most exciting. The dividend amount rounds to $185, which puts my Q3 passive income at $255 before any interest on my checking/savings accounts, which is even more exciting because that puts me slightly ahead of pace to have $1,000 in passive income for 2012 overall.
Obviously I’ve jumped the gun a tiny bit in updating these tables since the month’s interest hasn’t posted yet, but the dividend was such a larger amount than the interest I expect that I wanted to update them early :D It is really cool watching these numbers slowly get larger. The first couple years out of college, things were growing, but not very quickly, and now things are just growing so quickly that it is really amazing and powerful to watch.
Watching these numbers go up seems like it would be more motivating than paying down the mortgage, so it makes me a bit sad that until I fully pay off the mortgage, I won’t be putting any more money into my taxable investment account. That’s exactly why I am tracking net worth and watching that closely too – that motivates me more to pay down the mortgage than paying down the mortgage does.
Happy weekend everyone!