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 stretching, but accomplishable.

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. 

2018 Goals

  • Increase projected annual dividend income to $18,500.
  • Earn $18,000 in dividend income.
  • Secure $12,000 in options income.
  • Write 72 premium articles for Seeking Alpha.
  • Launch a subscription service at Seeking Alpha.

    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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