Freedom Fund Update – October 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 […]

Destination: Sarasota

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I spent a wonderful summer in Michigan, getting some quality time in with family. It was a very interesting time for me, to say the least. I suppose I’ve felt guilty about the fact that I had to basically move far away from home and family in order to succeed, and I’ve missed out on a […]

Don’t Succumb To OMYS


I’ve written about acronyms a couple times before: YOLO. LBYM. Now we have OMYS: One More Year Syndrome. What Is One More Year Syndrome? I define one more year syndrome as an affliction where one continues to work past the point of it being necessary in the pursuit of more money. Said another way, someone receiving $20,000 […]

Recent Buy


I wasn’t quite sure I would stretch for a second stock purchase this month after adding to my General Electric Company (GE) position a little over two weeks ago, but September has been very kind to me in regards to my dividend income and kicking in some fresh capital from my bank account meant I […]

Weekend Reading – September 21, 2014


So I’m spending this weekend over on the west side of Michigan, getting some quality time in with my sister and her husband. Always great to see family, catch up, and goof around with each other. Plus, we’ve eaten some great food! I’m currently reading through the financial statements on a tiny company that I’m interested […]

Think Like An Owner – Part 2


I wrote an article last month about thinking like an owner. It was a piece that I’ve been meaning to write for a while now, but finally had some time to put my thoughts down. I was pretty happy with how it turned out, but I think there’s still some additional points I wanted to cover. […]

Two Insurance Stocks On My Radar


From a consumer standpoint I might not really appreciate insurance companies. After all, it seems like the money I spend on my premiums just goes into a black hole, never to be seen from again. I rarely initiate claims, and would prefer to keep it that way, as that means some kind of tragedy has likely […]

The 4% Rule Examined


I determined when I first started investing back in early 2010 that the dividend growth investing strategy was extremely robust for my goals. And I’ve relentlessly pursued it, building up the six-figure portfolio I now control. I wanted to be in a position to where I could retire by 40 years old, and live solely off […]

Income/Expenses For August 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 […]