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.
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