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
Happy Lunar New Year! January was a decent month for passive income. Compare to the first 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