My final August dividend has now been paid, and for the first time ever I have been paid over £1,000 in a single month. The actual amount I have received is £1,076.69, and this has been paid without me having to lift a finger, without any need to be at a desk 5 days a week, and without any crappy office politics to endure (I.e being polite to the idiot who is your boss). What is even better is that I just as I received payouts from the same companies last August, I should receive even more from them next August (plus interim payments in either January or February)
The increase in my SIPP dividends is 16.4% compared to last year (£952.20 vs £817.94) although this is boosted by an increase in my National Grid holdings, the payments from my ISA actually reduced compared to last year (£124.49 vs £145.22), this is because of the return of capital in Vodafone earlier this year reduced the number of shares by 450 (but I did receive £326.16 plus shares in Verizon).
I think that to be able to receive more than £1,000 in a single month (and this follows the £537.36 I received in July) is fantastic, and keeps me motivated to keep saving and investing as much as I can to reach the goal of Financial Independence. The one thing that is really exciting about the regular payment of dividends is the fact that I get to re-invest this back into more shares, and this will be the focus of my next post.