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Are You Prepared For The Next Stock Market Crash?

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Isn’t it a great time to be an investor in the stock market? The stock market has been on a tear for over five years and every investor has made a lot of money during that period. It’s great to see our net worth increase on paper, but this can’t last forever. Historically, the stock [...]

Q1 2015 Dividend Income Update

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Q1 2015 is over and it’s time for a dividend income update. One of my goals for 2015 is to generate $10,000 in dividend income. Let’s see how we did so far this year and go over a few highlights and lowlights. For the first quarter of 2015, our dividend income was $2,715. That’s great! [...]

How Often Should You Check Your Portfolio?

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A few weeks ago, Steve (one of our readers) commented that Personal Capital might not be a good tool because it encourages you to check on your portfolio too often. For those of you who haven’t tried it, Personal Capital is an account aggregator site. It can pull the data from all your various accounts [...]

Early Retirement Withdrawal Strategy

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When you’re young, you don’t really think much about withdrawal strategy. At 41 and semi-retired, I’m still focusing on accumulating. That’s why I haven’t written much about withdrawal strategies on Retire by 40. Last week, we posted an article about investing a lump sum in midlife. That got me thinking about withdrawals. It will be helpful [...]