Weekend Reading – November 21, 2014


Thanksgiving is just around the corner. You guys ready to chow down? I’ll let you all in on a secret: I hate the typical Thanksgiving feast. To me, it’s just a big waste of a bunch of food. Frugality aside, I also don’t like anything about that kind of food. Turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, and stuffing? No, […]

Recent Buy


It looks like I’m still keeping some of my old pace up. I wasn’t sure how much capital I’d be able to routinely deploy after leaving my full-time job back in May, but I’ve been incredibly happy with and grateful for the pace of stock purchases thus far. This is now my second stock purchase […]

The Golden Age Of Financial Independence


I’m probably one of the most enthusiastic supporters of the idea of retiring early, or becoming financially independent early enough in life to spend your time however you want. Whether you call it early retirement or financial independence matters not; it’s really all about ownership of your time and your life. I certainly don’t want to […]

Considering Foreign-Domiciled Dividend Growth Stocks


I was recently asked by a reader to discuss foreign stocks, dividend taxation, and how that applies to some of the stocks I discuss and invest in. The reader, who goes by wtd7576, commented in my recent article on Unilever PLC (UL): Nice analysis and good luck.An interesting topic as well as explanation would be […]

Recent Buy


The first stock purchase of the month. Always an exciting time, right? I’ve recently read some commentary that attractively valued, high-quality stocks are becoming somewhat of an extinct species these days. I don’t know if I totally agree, but I certainly see a lot less value across the entire market today than even just one year […]

Cash Flow Is Cash, But Better


To hold cash, or not to hold cash. That is the question. Over the years, I’ve witnessed consternation on the part of fellow dividend growth investors either directly through emails I’ve received or via passing comments in regards to whether or not and/or how much cash should be held on the sidelines, awaiting opportunities to […]

Weekend Reading – November 7, 2014


Can you believe we’re already one week into November? Although my time actually seems to pass much more slowly these days, it still passes faster than I’d like. Which is really why it’s so important to chase after financial independence in the first place. Our time is slowly dwindling away, so we must take control […]

Income/Expenses For October 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 […]

Dividend Income Update – October 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 […]

Freedom Fund Update – November 2014


Well, the time has come to update the Freedom Fund once again as we start another month. The Freedom Fund is my portfolio, and I think it’s aptly named. My portfolio is my way to freedom; freedom from a job I don’t desire to purchase goods I don’t need to impress neighbors I don’t care […]