My April expenses were slightly higher than March’s and it is the highest month so far this year. Every category was below budget except for childcare. We spent quite a bit on baby gear. Continue reading
April was a decent month for passive income in both dividends and interests. Compare to the first month of last quarter, passive income went up over $200. This month I did not make additional investments since I invested quite a bit last month in various index ETFs.
My March expenses were slightly higher than February’s but still lower than the average. Every category is below budget except for the Medical/Healthcare category. The Childcare category was also high due to baby’s medical bills. Continue reading
March was a decent month for passive income in both dividends and interests. Compare to the third month of last quarter, passive income went down by about $300. It was as expected as some companies distribute a higher dividend at the end of the year. This month I added more shares of VTI, VEU, SPY, BND and MYC.
It’s tax season and this is a good time to review how my retirement accounts performed last year. I have a 401k (traditional and Roth) plan through my current company, a rollover traditional IRA from my previous company and a Roth IRA that I opened over a decade ago on my own.
My February expenses will probably be the lowest I’ll ever have. Since I was in the hospital for almost a week and then was recovering from childbirth, my variable expenses were pretty much non existent other than the increased medical expenses. Continue reading
February is not the best month for passive income in my portfolio, but it has been better than any second month of the quarter in the past. Compare to the second month of last quarter, passive income went up by about $75. This month I added 100 shares of MYC to my dividend portfolio.