Goals

On this page, I'll record the goals that I've set for DivGro and strike them out when I accomplish them. The goals will be very stretching, but not impossible to accomplish.

Overall Goals

  • Achieve a 12% yield on cost within 10 years of inception. 
  • Exceed the performance of the S&P 500 index in total returns. 

2019 Goals

  • Increase projected annual dividend income to $27,000. 
  • Earn $25,200 in dividend income.
  • Collect $21,000 in options income.
  • Earn income of $5,200 writing premium articles.
  • Write 12 stock analysis articles. 

    2018 Goals

    • Increase projected annual dividend income to $18,500 ACHIEVED 
    • Earn $18,000 in dividend income ACHIEVED 
    • Secure $12,000 in options income.  NOT ACHIEVED 
    • Write 72 premium articles for Seeking Alpha ACHIEVED 
    • Launch a subscription service at Seeking Alpha.  NOT ACHIEVED 

    2017 Goals

    • Increase projected annual dividend income to $14,400 ACHIEVED 
    • Earn $12,960 in dividend income.   ACHIEVED 
    • Earn $8,400 in options income.   ACHIEVED 
    • Write 64 premium articles for Seeking Alpha.   ACHIEVED 
    • Write 6 articles for The DivNet.  NOT ACHIEVED 
    • Health and wellness: lose one stone.  NOT ACHIEVED 

    2016 Goals

    • Increase projected annual dividend income to $12,000.  ACHIEVED 
    • Earn $10,800 in dividend income.  ACHIEVED 
    • Write 120 posts, including 52 premium articles for Seeking Alpha  ACHIEVED  and 8 articles for The DivNet. NOT ACHIEVED  
    • Health and wellness: hike from Johannesburg to Cape Town and back and lose one stone. NOT ACHIEVED  

      2015 Goals

      • Increase projected annual dividend income to $7,500.  ACHIEVED 
      • Earn $6,000 in dividend income.  ACHIEVED 
      • Write 104 posts, including 36 premium articles for Seeking Alpha  ACHIEVED  and 6 articles for The DivNet. NOT ACHIEVED  
      • Health and wellness: hike to Seattle and back  NOT ACHIEVED , climb the Burj Khalifa 30 times  ACHIEVED  and lose three stone. NOT ACHIEVED 

      2014 Goals

      • Write at least 72 posts.  ACHIEVED  
      • Write at least 100 posts.  ACHIEVED 
      • Earn $3,600 in dividend income.  ACHIEVED 
      • Increase projected annual dividend income to $4,800.  ACHIEVED 
      • Increase number of holdings to 36, balanced across all 10 sectors.  ACHIEVED 

      2013 Goals

      • Own 10 dividend growth stocks, aiming for diversity.  ACHIEVED 
      • Earn at least $750 in dividend income with DivGro stocks.  ACHIEVED 
      • Average one blog post per week (52 posts).  ACHIEVED 
      • Exceed the performance of the S&P 500 index in total returns.  NOT ACHIEVED 

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