Dividend Stock Portfolio Midyear Checkup

Dividend Stock Portfolio Midyear Checkup income retirement

Sadly, I have been neglecting our dividend portfolio this year. We have been so busy with our rentals that I haven’t paid attention to our other “passive income” streams. Fortunately, the sales of our rentals are now completed so I can give our dividend portfolio a thorough midyear checkup. I have got to say the dividend portfolio is my favorite passive income stream at the moment. It doesn’t require a lot of maintenance and I know the dividends will keep rolling in. These companies are pretty solid and even if the price drops a bit, I’m pretty sure they will […]

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How Much Is Your Job Costing You?

How Much Is Your Job Costing You?

The following article is from Melanie, our staff writer. Melanie is in the beginning phase of her journey to Financial Freedom and she’ll bring a refreshing point of view for us.  Earlier this week, I read an article that really gave me a lot to think about. The piece, Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed  hit on so many points that I’ve been feeling, but could never quite put my finger on. The post discusses a long-term traveler’s return to the working world, in the typical 40-hour workweek. He starts to notice that his spending increases, quite significantly, and that he was […]

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What Makes for a Good Dividend Portfolio?


This is a guest post by Mike, aka The Dividend Guy. He authors The Dividend Guy Blog since 2010 and manages portfolios at Dividend Stocks Rock. He is a passionate investor. I’ve been following Joe’s blog since 2011 because I was amazed by his goal to retire so young and his method used to achieve it. The funny thing is that he has been commenting on my blog since 2011 as well and he probably likes the way I approach investing. We definitely share that in common: the quest to generate passive income. There are tons of ways to generate […]

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Have a Great Independence Day Weekend!

happy Independence Day

Ahhh… It’s Independence Day, my favorite holiday of the year. The weather finally warmed up in Portland and it’s the best time of the year to be in the Pacific Northwest. There are so many free concerts and activities to do that there is no point going on a vacation. That’s why we visited Hawaii in April to get it out of the way. Summer is the perfect time to have fun locally. This year we’re continuing our 4th of July tradition of BBQ, Blues Festival, and fireworks. Here is our menu. BBQ baby back ribs Sweet potato salad Corn […]

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