I’m sitting at my dining room table with a freshly brewed cup of coffee and the fall breeze blowing in. What a beautiful fall day here in Northeast Ohio. With a lot of the expenses associated with moving in and updating our house in the rear-view mirror, I’m finally starting to flip on the investing switch again and aggressively look for great opportunities to add to or establish new positions. I’m inspired by Lanny’s recent dividend income month where he covered over 100% of his monthly housing expenses with his dividend income. If I want F.I.R.E, I need to go get it. So today, I sat down and found four dividend stocks that I would like to watch over the next month. Let’s take a look at my October dividend stock watch list.
Side Hustles. Ah side hustles. The two of us, along with all of you, are relentlessly pursuing financial freedom to break the shackles and take back control of our lives. Sure we have our dividend income streams and we work to live frugally to help us get there. However, we also are aggressively side-hustling, in our limited free time, to bring us even an inch closer to our final goal. Each month, we report the side hustle income so you can see the method to our madness. Here is the next installment of the Dividend Diplomats’ Side Hustle Report.
Three quarters are officially in the books! What does that mean for dividend investors and those pursuing financial independence? This represents a great opportunity to review your goals and progress that has been made. The year has come and gone in the blink of an eye, and with only three months remaining, we better make every minute count! Through this point in the year, I will be able to identify if I will or will not achieve my goals, for the most part. This also provides one last chance to change or alter my actions, in order to achieve the goals I set almost one year ago.
This quarter I want to try something different. Sure, I set my annual goals back in December. Those goals are the big goals that I want to make sure I can accomplish over the course of twelve mounts and they are supposed to take time to complete (which they definitely are). However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a ton of other short-term goals that I want to accomplish along the way. During the fourth quarter, I want to create some shorter term personal finance and life goals that I also want to complete over the next three months. Some are large and some are small. But all will have a meaningful impact if I can accomplish them.
Hello everyone! I hope that this article finds you well, as you navigate to create a simpler life. We all have so much “stuff” and it’s amazing the amount of resources owning/collecting this “stuff” takes from our lives. I wanted to share my viewpoints on the benefits I have been receiving while getting rid of my belongings, one day at a time. This article hopefully can add value to your life, by seeing the value of having less can do for you emotionally, financially and (for lack of better word) resourcefully.
Is it just me or is 2017 flying by?? I cannot believe that the third quarter came to a close! This third quarter was an exciting one for my wife and I and I think we spent nearly every free minute we had together fixing our new house, painting walls, packing (and then unpacking), and finally settling into our first home. It was a stressful process for sure, but man I am excited that it is over. I’ve been looking forward to reporting my dividend income for September because let’s be honest, who doesn’t like reporting their income in the final month of a quarter when their mutual funds pay dividends? Now it is time to check out my September dividend income report. Continue reading
Here we are folks. The third quarter has come to a close, the weather has fluctuated from very cold, back to very hot in the span of a week. Leaves have fallen off of the tree, but I still see people laying out here in Northeast Ohio. Time is moving fast and we must keep up with adding value and productivity to our lives. September marks a very exciting quarter end for us dividend investors and I’m excited to share the results!