Wednesday, October 1, 2014

2014 Goals: Q3 Review

My goals for 2014 were pretty aggressive. I tried to challenge myself. Without lofty goals and huge 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, September 17, 2014

New Portfolio Addition - Baby Girl

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!

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:

Friday, March 14, 2014

2013 Goals: How Did I Do?

We're obviously fairly deep into 2014, but I haven't yet disclosed in detail how I did in meeting my 2013 Goals. 2013 was a key year in my life. I made a lot of big changes and see it as a foundational year for my future.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Long Overdue Update

It's been forever since my last post way back in November. I've been swamped with the Holiday season, home renovations, and beginning of year stuff at work. I've got a list of posts in queue to get back on track. I'm going to recap how I fared in meeting my 2013 goals, set new goals for 2014, let you know how our massive home renovation is progressing, and get caught up with stock purchases/sales.