July 2017 Dividend Income Report

Well, July has come and gone. All I have to say is good riddance. That was an expensive month for me personally. I transitioned into a new position at work. Technically, I’m still in the transition stage. But, that led to unexpected expenses and reduction in income. Things should stabilize by September and I’m hoping… Read More »

Introducing New Blog Features

It’s been a little over a year since I started this blog. Blogging has been a tremendous source of enjoyment for me and the dividend growth investing blogging community is just great. I enjoy writing about the financial aspects of my life and occasionally about other areas of my personal life as well. Most recently,… Read More »

New Fitness Goal

I hate going to the gym. I’ve tried for years and it looks like every year is the same. I get motivated for a few weeks and then quit. Sometimes I hire personal trainers, but my progress has been very minimal. So, once again, I’ve decided to focus on my fitness. The difference is, I’m contemplating… Read More »

Bad News

I started this blog in 2016. It was a monumental achievement. I always wanted a blog, but never found a theme I liked until now. Blogging helps keep me motivated to pursue my dividend growth investing strategy. Truth be told, this is not the first time I tried dividend investing. Years ago, I started using… Read More »

Great News

I have some great news. 20k Bonus: For sometime now, I have been writing about how to invest 20k. The reason being is that I expect to receive a 20k bonus from work. Well, I checked the status and I am happy to report that my 20k bonus has been approved. I’m so excited. I… Read More »

2017 Goals Update

We are more than half-way in the year and so it’s time to take stock of how I’m doing towards meeting my goals for 2017. I will only focus on two of those goals: debt and income. Interestingly, the news is both good and bad. I’ve made some progress and I’ve had some setbacks. But… Read More »

Setbacks

The past few months have been a whirlwind. I’ve experienced numerous setbacks towards my financial goals. It has been said that life is what happens when you make plans. Well, that saying has been true for me recently. I’ve seen my credit card debt rise week by week. My spending has been out of control.… Read More »

June Dividend Income Report

July is finally here. As I write this on Independence Day, I can’t help but think about what it’s going to be like when I achieve my own financial independence. I took a long trip to visit my mom in one State and to take care of an errand in another State. It took 10… Read More »

My Budget Is Out Of Sync

I just realize that my budget is out of sync. It’s actually a symptom of me failing to plan accordingly.  As some of you my know, I bought my first house last year. Things were looking good and I was excited. I have a three bedroom two bathroom house. Well, because I am single, I… Read More »

Credit Score Went Down

So, I checked my credit score today and realized that my score went down. I used Credit Karma to check my score. Credit Karma allows you to check TransUnion and Equifax. My score with TransUnion went down by 34 points. Equifax went down 27 points. The reason for the significant drop in both scores are… Read More »