April 2018 Passive Income Update: Happy Birthday Edition!

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Personal Highlights for April:

  • My little man turned 1 on April 28 – and we hosted about 25 people over at our place yesterday for his first Bithday party.  He got a ton of gifts, a great Dr. Suess themed custom cake made by my sister-in-law and his first cash gift(s) for his RESP.
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  • Today was Amber’s first day back at work after a year off for Maternity leave – which is exciting in itself – but ALSO today marks the first day of daycare for Isaac & Holland.  I didn’t get much sleep last night – but we got them there on time this morning, lunches packed and even got to work on time!
  • I went to all 3 home Jets playoff games (they won all 3) and they knocked out the Minnesota Wild.  The Jets are now playing Nashville in the 2nd round and already won a game on the road!  Games 3 & 4 are Tuesday & Thursday this week!
  • Amber & I took Holland out for dinner for the first time.  We went to BP and she loved it.  Boston Pizza even gave her a shout out on their Official Twitter Page
  • A couple other pictures from the party:
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Financial Highlights for April:

  • Got my tax return back – and it couldn’t have come at a better time.  With Amber currently between Mat Leave and her first pay cheque…and Winnipeg Jet’s playoff tickets & Jet’s season ticket renewals for next year – things were starting to get pretty tight.
  • Continued bi weekly payments into RRSPs & Spousal RSP.
  • Had my first double digit DRIP (Algonquin Power) 10 new shares!
  • Made first contribution to Kids RESP account.
  • Broke $500 in Passive income for first month that didn’t include any special dividends/distributions, etc.
  • Even with no new stock purchases, dripped 29 new shares/units.  I was paid from 9 companies and 1 fund in April.

Passive Income Update For April 2018.

TFSA’S:

Chorus Aviation: $10.92 (dripped 1 share)

Diversified Royalty: $9.18 (dripped 2 shares)

Artis Reit: $50.67 (dripped 3 shares)

Interrent Reit: $2.32

Plaza Reit: $26.06 (dripped 6 shares)

Canadian Western Bank: $0.25

Algonquin Power: $126.34 (dripped 10 shares)

Intertape Polymer: $50.40

Alimentation Couche Tard: $11.25

TFSA’s Total: $287.39

 

RRSP:

Canadian Equity Income Distribution: $218.13 (dripped 7.48 shares)

Total Passive Income April 2018:  $505.52

 

Portfolio Update:

After 2 consecutive months of being down, my portfolio is back up over $300,000 this month.  My portfolio increased by 1.80% month over month. The early retirement portfolio now sits at $304,126.90.

Dividends grew by $77.33 vs last April (Increase of 18%).

Current Watch List:

Andrew Peller: ADW

Cascades: CAS

InterRent Reit: IIP

Northview Apartment Reit: NVU

Caledonia Mining: CAL

My Watchlist hasn’t changed from last month, but I am interested in adding to my position in Western Forest.

That’s it!  Hope everyone else had a great April!

8 Comments on “April 2018 Passive Income Update: Happy Birthday Edition!

  1. Jordan, I love that picture of your little guy you tweeted out this weekend. He’s about as cute as they come. Congrats on the big birthday and many, many more to come. Have you got him ice skating backwards yet? He looks like a defense-man to me. Tom

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  2. Hey Tom! Thanks for the kind words. No skating lessons yet – This is a soccer family…so my daughter should start that next year…this lil guy is still just learning to walk..haha

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  3. Nice update, Jordan! So many exciting things happening! Birthday, daycare, back to work! That’s a lot of action in one month. Things should settle down over the summer. Happy to see your portfolio value in the north of 300K again. That was a nice monthly increase in value!

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  4. Happy birthday and cool cake…

    Nice income but man oh man so many drips! Thats awesome! Love the 10 algonquin

    Keep it up
    Cheers

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  5. That cake looks amazing!! Happy birthday to the little guy. It looks like the Jets have continued their hot streak and are getting ready for a tough conference finals. Playoffs are always fun, regardless of the sport. But outside of that, great month in terms of dividend income as well! It has to be nice to have an extra $500 in your pocket 🙂

    Bert

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