Dividends Review – May 2016

DividendsHello readers, this is my dividends review for may 2016.  Next month, I should get an higher amount of dividends since I’ve invest in some new dividends stock.
Dividends from ETF Holdings:
  • ZRE have pay 0.088$ per share on  may 5th 2016. I received 0.70$ from ZRE.
  • VDY have pay 0.073589 per share on may 6th 2016. I received the. 1.18$ from VDY.
  • DRG.UN have pay 0.06667 per share on may 15th 2016. I received the. 1.73$ from DRG.UN
So I’ve receive 3.61$ of dividends in may 2016
Readers: how was your dividends last month ?

Weekend Reading : Focus, Dividend Growth, Canadian Restaurants Dividends


Welcome to my first weekend reading edition from The Financial Tech.

Here’s my favorite articles from the last week :

Are you focusing on the wrong things by Tawcan

Dividend Growth and the Environment by GoGoAssets

Dividends in Hand wrote about Ten Canadian Restaurants With Growing Dividends

This week I posted two articles on how to host your own blog. Here’s the technical solution and here’s the easy solution.

Have a nice weekend !

How to host your blog on shared hosting

I am not using this method to host my blog, but I have more computer skill than most of the people. I recommended using this method if you want to host a blog without any technical problem or any technical knowledge.

Shared web hosting service refers to a web hosting service where many websites reside on one web server which is administered by the web hosting company. I recommend using Bluehost, it easy to start your on blog on it.

1. Register to Bluehost

Click here to start registering with Bluehost to host your blog.

Click on the “get started now” green button to go to the plan selection.

step 1.1

Once you are on the plan selection section, you have three possibilities. Since you are starting a blog, I recommend using the basic plan. Click on “Select” on the plan you want.step 1.2

Now you have to choose the domain name you want to use and click “next”.step 1.3

For the creation of your account, you have to enter your information.step 1.4

Now you have to select the plan length you want. I recommend 36 months since you will save on long-term and a blog can take couple month to take off and this way you will not stop at the beginning of your blog. But at the end, you choose what you want.  Also, personally I will not take any of their options.step 1.5

Next step is to add your credit card information to pay your plan and click on submit.step 1.6

2. Installing WordPress on your Bluehost hosting

Step 1: This step is really easy. Go to your cPanel (you received the link in your email), scroll to the “MOJO Marketplace” section and choose the “One-Click Installs” button. Click on the WordPress icon in the Blogs section.


Step 2: This will open the installation window. Click on the green “Start” button that will start the WordPress installation process.


Step 3: Choose where you want to install WordPress. This can be any domain on your account. Next, click on “Check Domain,” which will make sure the domain is assigned and pointing to your account. You may get a warning that you are overwriting files, but as long as you don’t have another website built yet, you can check the box and continue.


Step 4: Show Advanced Options. This section allows you to set up your own username and password for your WordPress install. IT is recommended to use a different username than “admin” and a very strong password. Make sure that the “Automatically create a new database for this installation” box is checked unless you have a database already set up that you want to use.

Step 5: After you’ve read the terms and conditions, check the box indicating that you’ve done so, then click “Install Now.”


Step 6: Now you’ll see the progress page, which will show you how far along the installation is. Once WordPress is fully installed, it will provide you with your site URL, the admin login URL, your username, and password. You will get a copy of this information, except your password, in your email as well. Make sure to keep it in a safe place.


Now you can log into your WordPress site by going to the admin login URL. Enter your username and password, then click “Log In.” This will take you to your WordPress dashboard. From here, you can control everything to do with your WordPress site, such as creating pages, writing posts, and changing the appearance.


Have fun on your own blog 🙂


Warning: Links in this post are reference link so I get something when you are using it.

New Buy – Badger Daylighting LTD BAD.to

Today, I’ve bought 9 stocks of Badger Daylighting LTD (BAD.TO) at 21.24$ each. This will add 0.297$ of monthly  dividends.

Badger Daylighting Ltd. (Badger) is a Canada-based company that provides non-destructive excavating services to the utility, transportation, industrial, engineering, construction and petroleum industries in Canada and the United States. The Company operates in segments, including Canada and the United States. Badger works for contractors and facility owners in the utility and petroleum industries. The Company’s technology is the Badger Hydrovac, which is used primarily for safe digging in congested grounds and challenging conditions. The Badger Hydrovac uses a pressurized water stream to liquefy the soil cover, which is then removed with a vacuum system and deposited into a storage tank. Badger manufactures its truck-mounted hydrovac units.

The company look to have a great potential and are giving some monthly dividends. This company also diversify my portfolio.

Net Worth April 2016 Update : $12,325.72 (+$388.71 +3.26%)

Assets Mar-16 Apr-16 Monthly Change
Checking $3,607.78 $1,263.86 -64.97%
Saving $51.25 $2,130.73 4057.52%
TSFA Investment $980.57 $1,324.36 35.06%
RRSP Investment $0.00 $0.00 0.00%
House $215,000.00 $215,000.00 0.00%
Car $17,000.00 $17,000.00 0.00%
Mortgage $207,873.85 $207,373.59 -0.24%
Car loan at 0% $14,957.86 $14,629.21 -2.20%
Credit Card $1,870.88 $2,390.43 27.77%
NET WORTH $11,937.01 $12,325.72 3.26%

This is my third net worth post. The mortgage and the house is owned by me and my wife. The others entry are only my numbers and do not count my wife net worth.

This month is not as high as expected. I was looking to be around 13000$ of net worth. My wife had trouble to get her  parental leave so I had to pay a little more at the end of the month.

Also, my side hustle did not sold for 100$ of stuff since my stock arrive at the end of the month and sold for around 20$.

For the next month, I am not looking to improve my net worth since I have to work on the outside of the house and I need some tools like a lawn mower. I would like to put more money in my TSFA but I am not sure it will be possible.

Readers : Did your net worth grow last month ?