Freedom Fund Update 4.30.17

Another month down and time to put together a Freedom Fund recap. Last month, I was sitting at approximately $4 in passive income per month. This month, I added a couple shares of Intel and more shares of STB. I compiled a list of companies that have a track record of issuing dividends and have …

Monthly Dividend Stocks

In my quest for passive income, I am continually adding quality stocks to my list that have a consistent history of paying dividends. In my research of such stocks, I realized that there are stocks that pay monthly dividends as well and that was pretty intriguing. Mostly, the monthly dividends are MUCH less than the …

What I’m Adding to My Freedom Fund this Month

I’ve made it a goal to focus on creating passive income this year. There are so many ways to do it and eventually, I’d like to have some real estate earning passive income, dividend stocks paying the majority of my bills, and who knows what else. For now, I’m focusing on building up my portfolio …

How I Saved $200 on My Christmas Shopping This Year

Everyone wants to save money, am I right? In general, it’s a thing. It seems to be easier, though, when you’re saving towards a specific goal or occasion. It’s easy to say no to something you don’t need if you’re putting money aside towards a vacation, new car fund, or Christmas. Let’s talk about Christmas, …

No spend November: A review

It’s officially December and that means No Spend November has officially come to a close. I’d like to talk a little about the experience itself, my change in mindset, and the whole point of taking part in a no spend month. What did I learn? Once you get going with the no spend rule, it’s sort …

Financial Experiment: No Spend November

At the beginning of a new month, I always feel like the slate has been wiped clean. It doesn’t matter how last month went because a new month is ready and waiting for me to do it better. After reading about the intensity of ideas from the MMM blog recently, I have been thinking about …

What Makes Up the Freedom Fund

The freedom fund is going to be made up of a list of passive income agents that will hopefully (by the time I’m 35) be paying a large percentage of or all of my basic necessity expenses. I have just started dabbling in investing over the course of the last year and have focused my …

image via itsbrogues.com I want to talk a little about how I live well on a variable budget. There are a couple parts to doing so, the first and biggest one is decreasing your expenses so that you have more flexibility. A couple of years ago, I had a duh, hand to forehead moment when I realized …

How I’m going to beat the rat race: DIVIDEND INVESTING

Have you ever stopped and taken a step back from your life and wondered what the point of it all was? I do this pretty regularly. About a year ago, I really started to question this whole work to live thing. I get that money makes the world go round and I know that you work …