June expenses was higher than average. The misc category was over budget due to Father’s day and a trip out of town. I also paid extra principal to my mortgage. Continue reading
May expenses went back to about average for this year. Entertainment and Misc categories were above budget. I also paid extra principal to my mortgage. Continue reading
April is an average month for passive income. Compare to April of last year, passive income went down by almost $100 and this was due to a company delaying it’s dividend distribution to May. April was another slow trading month. This month I added more shares of VT and OHI.
March is a good month for passive income. Compare to the third month of last year, passive income went up by over $200. March was another slow trading month. This month I only added more shares of VT.
February is usually a slow month for passive income. Compare to the second month of last year, passive income went up by over $250. February was also a slow trading month for me. I added shares of VT and SPY.
January passive income was a great start to the new year. Compare to the first month of last year, passive income went up by over $200. January was also a busy trading month for me. I sold BMY and bought GILD. I also added more shares of AGNC, QQQ, OHI, and VT
Happy belated New Year! With an infant, a demanding full time job, volunteering work and catching up with friends, life doesn’t get any busier than this. Personal finance and FIRE is my passion so I will make time for it no matter what. This blog is my hobby and I am not trying to make money out of it (yet), so sometimes my posts will just be a little late. Better late than never.
I had four short-term financial goals at the beginning of 2017. Lets go over each one of them and see how I did.
Goal 1: Increase total passive income to at least $600 average per month or $7,200 per year (Include dividends, interests, and rental property)
I gave myself an A on this goal. I increased my average passive monthly income to over $835. I sold real estate rental at the beginning of the year, so there was minimum loss in passive income this year. I am very proud that my annual passive income broke the 10K mark.