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Dividend Portfolio for Passive Income 2015

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Last time, I checked to see how close we are to financial independence and we are about 2/3 of the way there. This means our passive income from all sources covers about 2/3 of our current living expense. I also found that the dividend from our dividend portfolio will be a bit higher than I [...]

2020 Challenge: Passive Income VS Expense

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The day your passive income exceeds your expense is the day you finally achieve Financial Independence. We are not quite there yet, but we are working toward it every day. I thought it’d be fun to see how see how far along we are in 2015. I know the passive income from our taxable accounts [...]

3 Simple Steps to Save 50% of Your Income

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Recently, Ernie Zelinsky (How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free) left us a great comment. I didn’t start saving for my retirement until I was 40 years old. I actually semi-retired at that time too, even though my net worth was minus $30,000 (due to student loans). Yet I will be okay in retirement, in fact, [...]

5 Best Money Moves to Make in Your 40s

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Yes, I know the title of the blog is Retire By 40. However, many of our readers are in their 40s and 50s and they are planning to retire soon. You don’t have to be under 40 to read this blog. Maybe I should rename the blog to Retire between 40 and 55. :) Being [...]