Work And Financial Independence Are Not Mutually Exclusive


One of the common arguments I get that’s against the concept of living below your means and investing excess capital in such a way to build passive income and attain financial independence is the thought process that some people just don’t want to stop working. Ever. “Why save and invest when I love my job? I […]

The Routine That Isn’t Routine


Life is just wonderful. It’s not often I start an article with a proclamation in bold, but that’s exactly what life is for me right now. I’ve been writing full-time for more than six months now after quitting my job as a service advisor at a luxury car dealership back in May 2014 just after my […]

My Best Stock Idea For 2015


I like to look at every single day as an opportunity. An opportunity to grow, learn, change, and become better. So you can only imagine what I think of the New Year and the 365 opportunities that lie therein. It’s just an incredible chance to change your future. It’s also a chance to grow your […]

My Goals For 2015


It’s another year, which is another huge opportunity in front of us to move closer to the versions of ourselves we want to be. Like I recently discussed, I believe there’s a future me that’s already financially independent, waiting for the me of today to reach this eventuality. However, I still need to keep walking the path if […]

What I’ve Learned About Happiness From Diego


Diego is my buddy. He’s my muse, my writing partner, and my confidant. He’s also my dog. I guess it’s good to have a confidant that can’t talk! We’ve had him for a few years now and he’s really grown on me in a big way. I guess I used to be a bit indifferent […]

2014 Goals Reviewed


The year of 2014 was amazing in so many ways. On the professional level, I took the leap necessary to pursue my passion for writing, taking on blogging and freelancing full-time while leaving my traditional job in the auto industry far behind. Looking at my personal life, I got engaged to my long-time girlfriend, Claudia. And financially, […]

Income/Expenses For December 2014


I’ve been tracking my income and expenses online since I initiated this blog back in early 2011. I do this for a few reasons. First, I want to prove to the world that it’s possible to become financially independent at a relatively young age even if you don’t make a lot of money. I don’t […]

Recent Buy


Boy, I’m getting the month started off a little earlier than I anticipated. As previously aforementioned, my capital availability for stock purchases is going to be light this year, especially for the first few months. But there’s no challenge I’m not willing to take on! Anyway, I wasn’t planning on purchasing any stocks for the […]

Dividend Income Update – December 2014


Another month has passed by, and it’s time for me to post an article on my favorite subject: dividend income. The reason why I love to post articles on dividend income is because it’s pure numbers. It’s hard to argue the success of long-term dividend growth investing when you can slowly and surely see dividend […]