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BD Mike

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Name:
Balanced Dividends
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
Balance, Dividends, Travel, Real Estate, Lifestyle, Passive Income, Retirement, Well-Being, Motivation, Fitness
Start Year:
2017

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Location:
United States
Age:
30s
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Unspecified
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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Latest Blog Posts

It’s the time of year for looking back and – more importantly – ahead. With New Year’s Day just a few days ago, it’s hard to believe that another zodiac has gone around so quickly. This post will provide an overview of my 2018 goals, while additional posts in the near future will go into […] ...
Posted: Jan 04 2018 @ 3:13 AM
Some define passive income and portfolio income differently. For simplicity, I’m considering them one and the same – income NOT “earned” via a paycheck from my employer. Here is our passive income breakdown as of month-end. We use Personal Capital to track our net worth, assets vs. liabilities, and cash flow. December 2017 Update Following […] ...
Posted: Dec 29 2017 @ 5:56 PM
The US Congress passed arguably the largest and most significant overhaul of the US tax code in decades. The legislation is expected to be signed into law soon, but the exact date is still unknown. As further details are revealed via the media, here are some highlights of the tax reform. Oddly, considering the potential […] ...
Posted: Dec 22 2017 @ 4:58 AM
Nearly 20 years ago, I became an addict of sorts. The hunger and thirst for more continued to grow, ultimately peaking 4 to 5 years after having my first taste. Despite a slight initial decline, I continued to indulge obtrusively while, ironically, sitting alone in the my room, basement, or study in my parents’ house. […] ...
Posted: Dec 18 2017 @ 1:40 AM
In our November 2017 passive income and portfolio update and via other forums, I received some questions regarding our asset allocation. I hadn’t yet thought of doing a post on this topic, so I hope it doesn’t disappoint. As shared previously, roughly 25% of our net worth is currently allocated across real estate exposure. We utilize […] ...
Posted: Dec 12 2017 @ 6:47 AM
Some define passive income and portfolio income differently. For simplicity, I’m considering them one and the same – income NOT “earned” via a paycheck from my employer. Here is our passive income breakdown as of month-end. We use Personal Capital to track our net worth, assets vs. liabilities, and cash flow. November 2017 Update I […] ...
Posted: Dec 06 2017 @ 4:37 AM
In October 2015, I had a client in town for business for a few days. After-work drinks. Dinner. A baseball game. The usual semi-annual work entertainment duties. This also translated to more time away from Mrs. BD at home. And Stella, our miniature dachshund. On the second day of the client visit, I put Stella’s […] ...
Posted: Nov 29 2017 @ 7:00 PM
After posting how we got to averaging $1,000 a month in passive income, we received some comments and messages about our different account types that we leverage. A particular comment from the entertaining, yet even more enlightened, J. Money from, among others, Budgets Are Sexy and Rockstar Finance motivated me to dig into this topic even further: our use of taxable vs. non-taxable […] ...
Posted: Nov 24 2017 @ 3:56 AM
Since we began posting our monthly passive income & portfolio updates a few months ago, I received a message congratulating us on reaching the mark of “receiving $1,000 a month in passive income.” Huh' I found this a bit odd. We certainly don’t see a check or a deposit for $1,000 each month hitting our bank and investment accounts. I replied back […] ...
Posted: Nov 14 2017 @ 8:37 AM
Some define passive income and portfolio income differently. For simplicity, I’m considering them one and the same – income NOT “earned” via a paycheck from my employer. Here is our passive income breakdown as of month-end. We use Personal Capital to track our net worth, assets vs. liabilities, and cash flow. October 2017 Update I […] ...
Posted: Nov 05 2017 @ 2:05 AM

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