Friday, September 27, 2019

Investing Update...



As the handful of people who follow this blog know, I’m looking to retire early, like within a couple years early. With that in mind, I’ve been experimenting with a couple of different investment options as I decide on which ‘bucket’ approach I will use to fund my retirement:

·       75% index fund/25% bond fund mix with a Fidelity brokerage account. To date this year, I’m up about 16.7%, with nowhere near as wide a spread as you would think between the two funds, thanks to the excellent year bonds have had. Additionally, the index fund will pay out a dividend of close to 2% in December to add to the pot.
·       Dividend Investing: To date, using Robinhood, a commission-free online tool, I’ve bought into 8 different stocks that average dividend payouts of 6.2% per year. As you can see in the screenshot above, they’ve also observed solid growth year to date. In selecting these stocks, I chose companies that were at least 20% off of 52-week highs, paid a dividend of at least 4% and had solid financials (other than Coke, which I bought just because it’s Coke 😊).

Looking forward to how the rest of the year shakes out and will update more frequently in the future.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Quote That Always Really Makes Me Think....



We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.“  Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Matt Kahn Quote....


So true….





Despite how open, peaceful and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you as deeply as they have themselves. – Matt Kahn

Monday, September 9, 2019

Weekly Retrospective....



What I’m Reading:  Love Does by Bob Goff…

What I’m Listening To:  Afford Anything podcasts…

What I’m Working On: Relaxing ….

Where I’m Succeeding: Appreciating life more ….

Where I’m Struggling: Maintaining focus .…

What I’m Grateful For:  Being able to take 3 people close to me to the Braves game yesterday (pic of field above) and the fact that Matt Joyce hit a home run that won me $5 in food/drink at RaceTrak today 😊 ....

Quote That Has Me Thinking“Here's a sigh to those who love me, and a smile to those who hate; and whatever sky is above me, here's a heart for every fate.” - Lord Byron

What I’m Excited About:  An upcoming addition to the family 😊….

What I’ve Been Pondering: How what I am doing right now will impact the next 1, 5 and 10 years of my life ….