Recent Buy


I’ve been a little busier this month than I planned on, which is certainly not a bad thing. After the return to the car-free lifestyle, my available investment capital has been a bit higher than I anticipated even just a month or so ago. And since I favor cash flow over cash to a substantial degree, […]

I’ve Won The Lottery!


Well, not really. Let’s back it up a bit. In late 2009, I was broke. Actually, as I often point out, I was less than broke. I was worth less as a 27 year-old man than I was as a baby. Think about that. I received an education. I had multiple jobs. I earned thousands […]

How Ethical Can An Investor Be?


Ethics as it relates to investing isn’t something I’ve addressed before. And this is really due to the fact that what qualifies as an ethical investment to me may be far different than what’s ethical to someone else. Nonetheless, I thought it’d be useful and interesting to address the subject once and for all and […]

Weekend Reading – March 22, 2015


Better late than never, right?  I meant to write and publish this article earlier in the weekend, but I’ve been too busy just having fun. The weather has been absolutely incredible down here in Southwest Florida, which has made it difficult to stay indoors. As such, Claudia and I ran some errands yesterday – she just […]

10 Reasons To Go Car-Free


I’ve returned to the car-free (and carefree) lifestyle! Recently, the right buyers came along for my Toyota Corolla and took it off my hands. It was really great because the couple that bought the car struck up a conversation with me about frugality, financial independence, and traveling after finding out that I write about this […]

Recent Buy


It feels really great to be in a position to continue to put fresh capital to work! Stocks across the board aren’t cheap, but I’m fortunate in that, as a dividend growth investor, I’m only buying one stock at a time. Thus, I only need to find one attractively valued stock at a time. Much […]

Income/Expenses For February 2015


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


I’ve invested fresh capital in high-quality dividend growth stocks just about every single month for almost five consecutive years now and I can’t quite remember a time when I felt that value was so hard to come by. That’s not to say that attractively valued stocks are extinct, but rather that they’re a rarer breed than […]

Spring Break


It’s funny. We all go through the phases of the US school system – from kindergarten on up through high school and even possibly beyond into college. What you’ll notice is that, as a student, work is punctuated with lengthy breaks. Two weeks for Christmas here. Spring break there. Then it’s months off during the […]