Welcome to July’s edition of more free money from dividend investing. It has been a very great month as I was on vacation for most of it.


Here is what we were up to this past month while the dividends were coming in. We were also able to knock off a couple of the 2018 goals set, you can view the goals set HERE


  • Went to Mexico with the family for two weeks to celebrate Maria’s parents 40th anniversary.
  • Z learned how to swim on the first day of the trip.
  • Built an extended deck in the back yard, with only a couple hand rails and steps to go.
  • Went to Boston on a business trip for leadership training.
  • Maria and I celebrated our 7th year wedding anniversary.

Here’s a few pictures


Celebrated our 7th anniversary 

Built this with a help from a co worker and daughter and father in law in one day, this is an extension to the deck to the left

Family got together to celebrate my brother’s return from 6 weeks of training in Winnipeg

Went to the first ever Wahlburger in Boston

Got the honor to take princess Z out for a nice dinner

Portfolio details:



I sold no dividend stocks this month



I purchased no dividend stocks this month


Dividend increases as well as any dividend cuts



No dividend increases in January

No dividend cuts this month


PLZ.UN increased the dividend from $0.26 to $0.27 which is an increase of 3.85%.

ENF increased the dividend from $2.053 to $2.26 which is an increase of 10.05%.

No dividend cuts this month


MFC increased the dividend from $0.82 to $0.88 which is an increase of 7.32%.

XTC increased the dividend from $0.32 to $0.34 which is an increase of 6.25%

No dividend cuts this month


FRU increased the dividend from $0.05 to $0.525 which is an increase of 5%

No dividend cuts this month


CSH.UN increased the dividend from $0.048 to $0.049 which is an increase of 2.1%, not a huge raise but I’ll take it!

No dividend cuts this month


POW.TO increased the dividend from $0.3585 to $0.382 which is an increase of 6.56%

No dividend cuts this month


No dividend increases in July

No dividend cuts this month


2016 – 2017 – 2018 Dividends

This is my best non quarterly month with $120.77 received in dividends.  It is also about 20% higher year over year vs July 2017. This month a trend line for dividend growth has been added to show which way the future is headed. As you can see the trend line in 2017 looks very different as that year the focus was on becoming more diversified and not having so many eggs in high yield stocks.


Dividends received per stock and if they’re set up within the DRIP program

July 2018 Dividend Reinvestment Plan
Chartwell Retirement Residents CSH.UN $6.91 Not enough
Cardinal Energy Ltd CJ.TO $8.79 Yes
Northview Apartment REIT NVU.UN $27.16 Yes
Plaza Retail Reit PLZ.UN $8.59 Yes
Arc Resources Ltd ARX.TO $8.45 Not enough
Alta Gas Ltd ALA.TO $12.23 Not enough
Crescent Point Energy Corp CPG.TO $1.59 Not enough
Enbridge Income Fund Holdings ENF.TO $4.71 Not enough
Extendicare Inc EXE.TO $6.88 Not enough
Freehold Royalties Ltd FRU.TO $5.99 Not enough
Gamehost Inc GH.TO $5.18 Not enough
Sienna SR Living Inc SIA.TO $8.63 Not enough
Superior Plus Corp SPB.TO $8.22 Not enough
Diversified Royalty Corp DIV.TO $0.44 Not enough
Chesswood Group LTD. CHW.TO $7.00 Not enough
Total $120.77



NVU is now dripping 

Still making the decision to add to one of my current holdings or add to a bank such as BNS. In the meantime I will continue to park cash until the decision is made as I also like to follow the trend of a stock and not buy at the ceiling unless the stock goes above its ceiling which then creates a new floor and a new ceiling.


Do you agree by being  patient you can put more in your pocket?


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See you all next month


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Money While You Sleep 2018 July Edition

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4 thoughts on “Money While You Sleep 2018 July Edition

  1. Hey Brian congrats on a great sounding month both financially and family wise. Nice to see that dividend income grow.

    Take care keep up the good work.

  2. woot nice Brian.

    happy anniversary. Looks like a action packed month.

    Congrats on the dividend income as well.

    I have made 2 different buys recently of bns. Seems like a great buy at the moment.

    Timing the market is always hard, I prefer making a buy of what i like before their ex dividend date.

    Stock price is short term, Wanna get those drips and cashflow.

    keep it up.

    1. Thank you, we had a pretty busy month and it was awesome.

      The dividends are coming in nicely. BNS is looking like my next purchase as well, too much value there not to at least buy half my position.

      Good point on the whole timing the market, very hard to do. In some cases with a few companies they tend to trade in cycles which allow you to pick up at the mid bottom.

      You have had a great month as well, keep rocking it and looking forward to your August posts!


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