Our annual goal is to maximize the contribution limits of our TFSA beginning of each year. We aim to contribute the maximum allowable limit every first week of January which is $6,000 for 2022.
Here are the TFSA contribution limits by year since its inception.
- 2009 – $5,000
- 2010 – $5,000
- 2011 – $5,000
- 2012 – $5,000
- 2013 – $5,500
- 2014 – $5,500
- 2015 – $10,000
- 2016 – $5,500
- 2017 – $5,500
- 2018 – $5,500
- 2019 – $6,000
- 2020 – $6,000
- 2021 – $6,000
- 2022 – $6,000
Total contribution room = $81,500
You may check here our 2022 Total DGI TFSA Portfolio and projected annual income.
Lists of companies that paid us dividends in July. We own few similar stocks in our TFSA portfolio and a few independent ones.
The month of July has provided us $1,109.58 of passive income in our TFSA accounts alone. This has indicated a 31.31% YOY growth compared to same period July 2021. This has been our 2nd best month YOY growth for 2022 so far.
While we received 4 pay checks from work in the month of July (active income) yet we received 26 paychecks from different companies for the same month in our TFSA alone without spending a single hour at work (passive income).
The journey I have shared in my blog is about our TFSA dividend income only. We have maxed out already both our TFSA and RRSP for the year. However, we continue to build our emergency fund through non-registered (margin) accounts.
Our ultimate goal is to live off passive income through dividends without harvesting its capital. Furthermore, future income from defined benefit pension plan from work and other business ventures will be the icing on the cake.
We aim to reinvest our dividends on a monthly basis. For the month of July we reinvested all our dividends and sold two REITs in our holdings. We sold these REITs not because they are not solid and great companies rather we are currently trying to consolidate our positions in our portfolio.
Here’s the total transactions we have in our TFSA in July 2022. You may follow this link to where we invest our 2022 TFSA contribution limit.
MR. MPL TFSA Trades
- Sold AP.UN = 50 shares (Profit)
- Sold GRT.UN = 30 shares (Profit)
- Added BMO = 10 shares
- Added BNS = 23 shares
- Added CM = 1 share
- Added RY = 9 shares
- Added MFC = 4 shares
- Added SGR.UN = 1 share
MRS.MPL TFSA Trades
- Sold AP.UN = 62 shares (Profit)
- Added BMO = 8 shares
- Added CM = 2 shares
- Added RY = 8 shares
- Added TD = 3 shares
- Added SGR.UN = 3 shares
Note: For transparency I have started this blog with my commitment to post our TFSA dividend income only. We don’t have any intention to post the total value of our portfolio or personal net worth updates. Thank you for your understanding.
One of my recent blog posts highlighted our mistakes in buying our first home in Canada. With those lessons learned we felt we were equipped with much-needed information this time around buying our recent home using leverage instead of selling our investments to use as a down deposit. In doing so, we enhanced our total net worth without dipping into our long term investments.
In November last year, we renewed our home insurance. We made a massive savings by switching our home insurance to Square One up to 30%. If you are looking to renew your home insurance or for a new property, why not check them out and see for yourself if you can also get a huge discount on your home insurance.
Moreover, we also made dramatic changes in our lifestyle and embraced minimalism hence we perceived that living less is more. A few simple money saving tips we have done are reducing our cell phone bills and if you are still paying bank fees consider switching to No fee bank accounts. Similarly, I find dividend investing easy and more fun and you can choose a no fee trading account either as a new or seasoned investor.
Finally, when we are employed, we receive a regular income and a sense of financial security. However, many jobs are not guaranteed and can be also lost and taken away beyond our control as many have experienced during this pandemic due to an abrupt closure of businesses due to the impact of the virus and government mandated lockdowns. Therefore, it is vital to generate multiple sources of income to protect ourselves from these unforeseen events.
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Wow, congrats on maxing out your RRSPs and TFSAs already this year! Very few Canadians are able to accomplish that. Well done, my friend!
Hi Chrissy. Thank you for dropping by and appreciate your kind words. Registered accounts (TFSA, RRSP, and RESP) are gifts to every Canadian that shouldn’t be ignored if you want to build a healthy nest egg during retirement. Furthermore, this is even more more important to those workers who don’t received pension from work.
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Hi Mark. Once again I am deeply honored to be included in this edition of your weekend reading.
Great article again on the housing market. I certainly agree that Canadian housing market needs cooling down. While there maybe potential losers, those people and retirees that have relied too much on their home equity to fund their retirement and was ready to pull the plug on home ownership – this might not be a good time to sell. While potential first time buyers must not jump in yet (in my humble opinion) as rates are still on the rise.