My portfolio paid me $913.69 in the second quarter which averages out to just over $300/month. This was a $101.55 increase from Q1 mostly due to new purchases but dividend increases helped out as well. Since I started dividend investing two years ago, I have received a total of almost $3,600. It's now to the point where I receive a dividend almost every week.
I plan to retire in 16 years with investment income and a military pension. I have a longgg way to go but the good news is I'm ahead of schedule. The goal of $3800 annualized dividend income for 2012 has already been achieved.
I need to focus on running or I will not meet my goal of 2 miles under 15 minutes (which isn't even very fast!). There is no organized physical training at my new duty station, I've been slacking off big time. We have a new track and a nice gym right down the street. I have no excuse. I need to suck it up and stop being lazy.