Dividends: I received a total of $114.30 in dividends from the following stocks:
- ABT: $22.95
- GD: $10.20
- GIS: $21.35
- HRL: $7.50
- PG: $28.10
- T: $24.20
Dividend Increases: I was pleased to see a dividend increase announced for one of my stocks (click on the stock to see my post about the increase):
- VOD: 7.0% increase (amount in USD to be determined)
Savings: This month I saved $1,226 (42.0%) of my net income, which is my lowest monthly total thus far this year. I mentioned in my monthly review for April that I anticipated my savings rate would take a hit in May due to some large annual expenses and travel costs. This results in year-to-date savings of $7,390, which puts me 61.6% of the way toward my goal of $12,000 in savings for 2012.
Transactions: I bought two stocks this month (click on the transactions to see my posts about them):
Seeking Alpha: I published only one new article on the investing website Seeking Alpha (click on the title to go to the article):
Looking Ahead: I expect to receive more in dividends in June than I did in May, which will be nice. My savings rate will take a bigger hit in June than in May as I deal with some remaining annual and semi-annual expenses. Even though I will have limited new capital for investment, I still think I will be able to make one purchase per month.