Wow. Here we are again everyone. The first month of the year has come to a close. 31 days have flown by and another month of dividend income has been received. As a CPA, this month has worn me down, to say the least. Thank the Lord that dividend income continues to fuel the portfolio to new heights and continues to march on when I am struggling for time, research and spending time with loved ones. January was a great start for dividend income and I am proud to present the results to the community.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! Hope everyone had a blast finishing off the year and are ready to set 2018 on fire! What better way to ensure to light this year up, than a record-setting month of Dividend Income? That is my case and point. I am beyond thrilled and excited to see the figures everyone is putting up, showcasing the blood, sweat & tears everyone has endured to this point.
The dividend growth community continues to produce CRAZY results. In October, the community received over $18,000 in dividend income. Incredible results! One of our favorite activities each month is brewing a fresh pot of coffee, firing up our laptops, and reading the dividend income summaries posted by all of you in the dividend investing community. There is nothing more motivating than reading about your successes, watching you push yourselves, and grow as investors and people in your relentless pursuit of financial freedom! So each month, we try to aggregate as many of the journies as possible in one article so all of you can leave this article as motivated as we are. Now, it is time for the November edition of our dividend income summary of all of YOU the bloggers.
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.
I thought the title may lure you in. My hands are beat up and dirty after the work that I did on Sunday, September 17th. Let’s just say, I can now officially be called an Italian, as mixing and laying concrete was involved. I’m excited to tell you about how I was able to save over $2,000 on one house project that I ended up doing myself.
Side Hustles, ah yes, the sides hustles. A topic we, and so many others in the early retirement community, discuss constantly. In our journey to retire early and spend the rest of our lives pursuing our dreams or living life ON OUR TERMS, we look to scrape together every dollar. Why? Every dollar, every hustle, puts us one step closer to the end of the journey. For the first time ever, the two of us decided to hold ourselves accountable and publish our own “side hustle” report to provide some additional disclosure about the products, apps, and methods we use to earn an extra dollar or cut down our expenses. Time to check out our June Side Hustle Report from the double D, Dividend Diplomats.
I am typing in a secure place at the moment and it could very well be thanks to Cisco (CSCO), which is the stock I purchased on Tuesday, June 13th. I am ready to just go for it and keep buying stock fundamentally sound, dividend paying & increasing, globally recognized companies. I am on that pursuit train to financial freedom and one doesn’t get there by sitting on the sidelines, but lacing up and getting into the game. On Tuesday, I purchased stock into Cisco.