This year I am blessed with the best Valentine’s present of my life… the love of my life, my daughter, born a week ago. For the last half year I have been hinting about a life changing event, and I think today is the best time to share this special love. I have never been a very emotional person, but when I lay eyes on this tiny person for the very first time, tears just flowed uncontrollably. I finally know what unconditional love is.
My January expenses is lower than last month’s as expected. I stayed within budget for every category. January was a very quiet month. Continue reading
Happy Lunar New Year! January was a decent month for passive income. Compare to the second month of last quarter, passive income went down by about $50 and this was due to MYC distributing all their dividend/capital gains at the end of December. This month I added 10 shares of BMY and 50 shares of MYC to my dividend portfolio.
Happy New Year!
I had four short term financial goals at the beginning of 2016. Lets go over each one of them and see how I did.
Goal 1: Increase total passive income to at least $450 average per month or $5,400 per year (Include dividends, interests, and rental property)
I gave myself a B on this goal. I increased my average passive monthly income from $300 to $385. If not counting my real estate rental losses, I averaged about $650+ per month.
My December expenses are a lot higher than last month due to Christmas/New Year spending. Dining Out/Grocery was above my budget again and the Misc category was almost $700. 70% of Misc were donations to various charities. Next month these categories should be a lot lower, hopefully. Continue reading
Happy New Year! December was an awesome month for passive income. A few ETFs paid more dividend than expected. Compare to the third month of last quarter, passive income went up by about $300. This month I added 100 more shares of MYC to my dividend portfolio.
Merry Christmas! I am a little behind posting my expenses this month due to trying to wrap things up at work before the company shut down. My November expenses are a lot higher than last month due to holiday season spending. Dining Out/Grocery was above my budget again and the Misc category was over $500.