September 2022 Update: Stocks go down too!

Personal Finance Blog Update dividends early retirement FIRE Jordan Maas

Dividend Income & Portfolio Update

Personal Highlights

  • On a personal level….September was BUSY – and it looks like things are just getting started…
  • Summer is over, school routines are back, Holland started dance again, Isaac starts swimming right away….my soccer season starts in a week, my wife starts curling in 2 weeks and I decided to play mixed curling every second Saturday starting later this month with my brother & wife…crazy times.
  • I spent 4 nights in Chicago this month for a work conference, but got to see a bit of the city, had a few good meals, and even met up with an old friend from high school who moved there many moons ago.  All around decent trip.
  • Watched a bunch of soccer (as is normal) but this included 2 Canada friendlies in anticipation of the World Cup.  We beat Qatar and lost to Uruguay, but we proved we can keep up with some great teams which was very cool.
  • We had a wedding over the weekend, which was a great time.  It was the kids first real wedding they’ve been too, and they had a blast.  We even made ourselves look semi presentable!

  • We had our hockey pool draft yesterday.  This is a dynasty/keeper league, that I have been running for FIFTEEN years.  There are currently 9 teams in the league, and 6 of the 9 have been in the league for the full 15 years – which is pretty cool.  It’s always fun to get together at the start of the season, have some beers, and see the boys.  I’m pretty happy with how my team turned out – but I say that every year…hah
  • Some pretty big news….we officially sold our cabin!  This is a bit bittersweet – we’ve had the cabin for 10 years, and always love going out there – unfortunately we’ve never really loved the cabin itself.  We bought it before we had kids, and we’ve kind of outgrown it.  We will keep an eye out for a new one in the coming months/years – but we are also kind of excited to spend a summer or two in the city – as we’ve pretty much been out at the cabin every weekend from May to September for the last 10 years.  On the plus side, the cabin was mortgage free, and we got double what we paid for it, so I am expecting a nice little deposit into my account soon.  The plan is to do a few house renovations, max out Amber’s TFSA with some stock purchases, and let’s be honest, probably buy some nice whiskey

  • I’ll do up a post on the cabin proceeds, and what stocks I end up buying, but right now the plan would be to add to my positions in: BAM, XAW, TELUS & RBNK.

  • Financial Highlights for September:

  • Regular readers will know I’ve been really focusing on maxing my TFSA out this year.  As of January 1st, I had $29,614 contribution room available.  In the first 9 months of the year I’ve been able to contribute $23,638.13.  I am hopeful by the end of the year I’ll have this maxed out.  Amber still has about 50k contribution room left, which I will max out once the cabin sale is processed.  Aside from the obvious benefit of adding $50k into more dividend stocks/forward income, by maxing out both TFSA’s it will give us a lot of extra cash per month which we no longer need to dump into our accounts.  We can use this to either pay down the mortgage, invest in RRSP or non registered accounts, or just enjoy on some trips, renovations, and fun toys.
  • In September, I contributed $1200 to my TFSA.  I now have just $5975.87 contribution room left to max out before the end of the year!
  • Received dividends from 10 companies and 2 funds.  Dripped an additional 65 shares/units.  Last year I dripped a total of 603 new shares.  So far this year I have dripped 505 shares in the first 9 months!

Passive Income Update For September 2022.


Diversified Royalty Income: $30.02 (dripped 10 shares)

Artis Reit: $50.85 (dripped 4 shares)

European Residential Reit: $15.25(dripped 4 share)

RBNK: $81.77 (dripped 3 share)

Brookfield Asset Management: $36.78

Western Forest: $26.44 (dripped 17 shares)

Canadian Western Bank: $0.31

Manulife: $346.50(dripped 15 shares)

Nexus Reit: $15.57 (dripped 1 share)

Canadian NET Reit: $10.64

TFSA’s Total: $532.36


Canadian Equity Income Distribution: $393.00 (dripped 10 units)

Alimentation Couche Tard: $66.66(dripped 1 share)

RRSP Total: $459.66

Total Passive Income September 2022:  $992.02*.   
*54% of this was 100% Tax Free!

2022 Portfolio Update:

Portfolio decreased 5.1% to $481,399.37.  This is the lowest my portfolio has been since March 2021.  Normally I’d be pretty annoyed by this…BUT with a bunch of cash about to come in from the cabin sale, lower prices is actually kind of nice right now, plus my dividend income continues to grow each month/year.

Dividends in September were up 34% YoY compared to last September!

Last year (2021) I received $14,022 in dividends.  So far in 2022, I have received $11,548.03.  My forward 12 month dividend income is sitting at $15,476.00*. 

*That doesn’t include any year end/special distributions. 

I am still hoping to crack $18,000 by year end.  37% of my dividend income this year has been completely tax free.  Last year – only 25% of my income was tax free – so it’s nice to see the focus on the TFSA has been paying off!  



3 thoughts on “September 2022 Update: Stocks go down too!”

  1. Great update, 54% tax-free is pretty amazing! Congrats on the sale of the cabin. I look forward to seeing how you put that money to work. Cheers!

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    1. Thanks.

      Yes this month was a bit higher of tax free % due to over 350 from Manulife in my wife’s Tax free account – though once the cabin sells, I’m adding another 50-60k into our tax free accounts which should help compound that Tax Free income over the next few years!


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