December 2021 Dividend Income Update

December 2021 Dividend Income Update Wow, what a year.  Welcome to my December 2021 dividend income update. What an investing year. Amazing, really, since I didn’t see my portfolio gaining about 30% overall in 2021. But it happened. Our taxable…
Why would anyone own bonds now?

Why would anyone own bonds now? Many investors have been saying for years that rates can only go up from here, rates can only go one direction, rates will eventually go up. Will they? This begs a question I get…
The six phases of financial independence

The six phases of financial independence I’ve recently updated this post to include more links to related content. I hope you enjoy it.  The term “financial independence” has many meanings to many people. To some, it means not working at…
Should you become a DIY investor?

Should you become a DIY investor? Should you become a DIY investor? According to a recent survey, I think you should at least consider it. But, becoming a DIY investor is not for everyone. It takes desire, time, knowledge, temperament…
How I built my dividend portfolio

How I built my dividend portfolio For years, many years in fact, subscribers have asked about my step-by-step approach to building (and maintaining) my dividend income portfolio. Well, today’s post is an update on that approach including how I built…
Millennials want to FIRE at age 50

Millennials want to FIRE at age 50 Whether you agree with the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement or not – it’s a big thing. Personally, I’m a huge believer in clear goals. If FIRE at age 50 is your…
Financial Independence Update – April 2021

Financial Independence Update – April 2021 Realizing financial independence takes time. Welcome to our financial independence update – April 2021 edition. Yes, there are posts out there related to some shockingly simple math behind early retirement but let’s face it…