Friday, August 1, 2014

Unexpected Mid-Year Raise and Recent Buys

My boss somberly called me into his office earlier this week and asked me to shut the door. GULP! Usually, such events are bad things. I racked my brain for things I'd done (and hadn't done) in the last few weeks hoping to find a reason for what I was about to hear...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

2014 Goals: Mid-Year Review & Progress

My goals for 2014 were pretty aggressive. I tried to challenge myself. Without lofty goals and dreams, what's the point? As a results-driven person, I've got to have a destination in mind to succeed. My goals are clear for this year (and the next few years) - to retire early by building up passive income. So how have I done so far this year on meeting my goals? See below:

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

$10,000 of Forward Dividends and First $1,000/year Position

I've recently hit two major milestones in my investment/saving career. First, I've surpassed $10,000 of expected dividends in the coming 12 months. And second, I've achieved $1,000 per year of dividends from a single position.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Home Renovation Update

It's been a long time since my last home renovation update. Since then, we've gotten quite a bit done. I've got a slew of pictures below - and rather than explain everything in detail, I'll take the easy way out and give you the gist of what we've accomplished in the last year.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

2014 Goals

Having achieved all but my most aggressive goal in 2013, it’s time to set some goals for the new year – 2014! 2013 was a year of transition. I transitioned into a new work format, by leaving the office early enough to be home at a reasonable hour. We had our first calendar year of marriage and living in our new house back home, which involved beginning to reconnect with family and friends after being away. I see this year and the next few as foundational to building our long-term lifestyle. With that said, this year’s goals echo that feeling. With no further ado: