Wednesday, 7 January 2015

2014 Investment Income

At the beginning of 2014, I was hoping to receive $50,000 income from dividends and option premiums. In the near future, my employment income will cease to exist. When that event occurs, I believe I could easily live off $50K without the added stress of following a budget and cutting expenses.

I was very surprised at my 2014 year end total. I travelled during the month of February, resulting in a significantly lower monthly income than that of the same month in the previous year.

I am not expecting or striving to increase my income every year. I do not set financial goals or strive to improve my investment account. I make decisions based on the markets and my investment style at that particular moment.

The following is a list of income received from dividends and option premiums from January 1 - December 31, 2014 compared to my 2013 monthly amounts.

Month             Income

                         2014                 2013

January            $4,872.20       $2,209.51  
February          $2,588.47       $3,584.04
March              $7,822.85       $4,349.08
April                $6,572.66       $2,773.01
May               $10,957.65       $6,714.43
June                 $7,501.89       $4,880.82
July                  $4,422.76       $4,578.39
August             $6,456.15       $4,262.48
September      $11,729.36       $5,721.62
October            $8,002.79       $2,886.07
November        $6,514.59       $4,701.58
December         $7,639.35       $3,367.35

Total              $85,080.72       $50,028.38

The total income does not include:
-  growth in the account value
-  proceeds from stock trades
-  interest received on savings and money market accounts
-  pension and retirement accounts through my employer


  1. Holy smokes! I don't even make that fraction at my day job.

    1. Hi PC, thanks for your comments.

      I don't make that much in my job either.

      Keep up the good work; you're doing great!


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