I'm really excited to announce a pending addition to my (family) portfolio - a baby girl! My wife and I decided to give having kids a whirl and had success. The baby is due in late March. My wife is a teacher, and as such, gets her summers off. We determined that having a baby would be best in the early spring time frame, so she could let her maternity leave extend right through the summer. We decided to give it a try this year and hope for the best, and luck was on our side!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
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
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
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
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.