Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend! Not only does that mean that the Holiday season has started up, but it also means that November has wound down, with one more month left to go in 2016. The dividends are officially in and I’d like to share, compare and go over the results! Let me put my rake away, from the last fall of leaves, and bring out my November dividend income for the month.
Now that the year of 2016 is wrapping up and we are only around 4-5 weeks away until we ring in the new year, I have been deeply thinking about my extra-mortgage payment paydown strategy. Mortgage interest rates have been sky rocketing since the election, another element to showcase the rollercoaster ride that we are truly on. This has caused me to potentially make a tweak or two to my strategy that I have had in play for the last few years. Let’s see what I mean!
Lately I have been thinking of my income and expense, seeing what goes in and what goes out. I couldn’t help but start to think that there are two ways to increase your financial moat to reach financial freedom in a shorter fashion. Those two options are increasing your income and reducing your expense. Without speaking on behalf of increasing your income, what if you already had a bare bones budget in your mind? Are there ways of thinning down still? Are there hidden pockets that one can slim down on? Let’s see what I’m talking about.
Are you holding on as tight as I am seeing the fluctuation in the stock market? The rollercoaster has been hot and heavy since Tuesday and slightly reminds me of a few instances we had last year. I am never one to predict where the market is going nor what I think is the best stock right now, therefore, this article will service one primary purpose. That is – to hold on to the handle bars on the rollercoaster ride and understand why you are sitting in the seat, is what matters the most. Continue reading
Wow… October is over, isn’t it? World Series baseball has SPIKED and our beloved Cleveland Indians are making some history vs. the Cubs. What a great way to end October and intro to November! The cold and warm weather also keep battling on who is getting the last laugh, as it has swung from 75 to 50 back to 75 a few times over the last week. However, we all know that the cold always wins towards the end of the year here in Ohio! Enough about baseball and weather, you are here for dividends, so let’s see what I was able to rake in for the month in the dividend income investing world!
9 Months are officially in the books and we are nearing the October month end. 2016 is flying – some highs and some lows, but all are experiences to learn from, that’s for damn sure. There has been a lot of progress, set backs and steps taken forward in order to achieve goals, have a balanced life and new experiences. I set lofty goals back in December of 2015 for my 2016 year and the first 9 months should provide a solid indication if I am on track to achieve the goals established. Now, let’s see the big update!
Most of us have our “Main” hustle where we go in for approximately 33% of our day, do what we need to do and “clock out”, then go home. In this day of uncertainty, passion provoking thoughts, technology advancement, ease of information access and freedom to expand your ability to gain wealth, one should establish the “Side” hustle. The side hustle helps accomplish many goals in your life, and I want to talk about the 5 reasons why I think everyone should work on their side hustle game! Why? Because we all want to be financially free, and have the ability to pursue what we want in our lifetime.