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 …

Freedom Fund Update – 3.16.17

I’ve been throwing a few bucks into different stocks lately and thought I’d update the list of what’s in the freedom fund. I’ve got a few more shares of Coca Cola and Ford and I added STB to the list. STB is a monthly dividend stock and while it doesn’t pay a terribly high dividend, …

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 …

$5 projects: taking mason jars to the next level

I like mason jars. For everything. Everybody has their thing that they collect and mine has always been bottles and jars. Endless hours of treasure hunting at antique stores and thrift shops and what do I come out with 75% of the time? Bottles and jars. I’ve gotten to the point where I have all …

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 …

A new word for a new year

Have you ever taken part in the One Little Word experience? I’ve tried it a few times over the years, and I’ve been heavily influenced by Elise’s participation over the years. My past words have been quality and heart, but I never felt like they were quite the right words. Pieces of those were right …

It’s a good time for a good change

via individuallocker.com A new year always beckons change. Every year, after the magic of Christmas has settled, it’s time to look around and take stock of where you are and decide if you’re in the right place and headed in the right direction. I’ve been unsettled personally for much of 2015 and 2016. I knew …

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, …

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 …