That feeling. I wake up at 5:30 in the morning. There is a message on my phone from Nordnet, “You have received dividends!” As excited as I was, I opened my cellphone to see how much money I got. Yesterday I got paid dividends for the very first time! Who paid me? The company is well known and you have surely heard of them, they are called Ford Motor Company.

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I was paid an incredible $ 1.37 after withholding tax, or 12.70 in Norwegian kroner. yes I know. I know this is not alot of money. But what’s so amazing is that I haven’t worked for this money. The money has worked for me, and it’s the first time in my life its the other way around. I think about the future, and in the future, I will hopefully get far more dividends, provided I continue to invest money in stocks that pays dividends. That being said, it has probably turned out that Ford was a bad investment. The share price has gone down significantly since I bought it in January. I really want to invest in companies that both generate growth and pay dividends. Ford has proven that it may not meet all the criteria I want in a company. That being said, they are a large and safe company, so even though the stock value has gone down I do not regret the purchase. I will forever remember that Ford was the first company to pay me dividends.

I look forward to continue investing and collect dividends from many different companies. I am happy to have chosen the path as a dividend investor, I am thinking long-term and hoping for a small passive income that can meet my needs for the future. That is why yesterday was special to me, The $ 1.37 (12,70 NOK) is the best money I have ever made. Although I am far from financial freedom, this feels like a small step in the right direction!

Have you been paid dividends before? Which company was the first one to pay you dividends? i would love to know.

That’s all I had in mind for now, thank you for taking the time to read!

One Comment on “I was paid dividends for the very first time!

  1. When it comes to dividends it’s best to invest in an ETF that pays dividends or a corporate bond etf. I bought ford and while I got dividends from it. The stock never appreciated it would go up a bit then go down. I sold at a small profit way before the stocks went down last month. I also currently have AT&T which pays me about 70 usd a quarter and I was up 10% at one time but now in the negative due to virus.

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