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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
Race:
Unspecified
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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Latest Blog Posts

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 13 2017 @ 9:37 PM
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 had a change of heart toward retirement in October. Nothing has changed yet or will likely have ...
Posted: Nov 04 2017 @ 5:05 PM
To nearly complete our multiple mini-trips in 2017, we made our way to Atlanta this past weekend for a close friend’s wedding. Besides being in the airport for connecting flights, this was my first time to Atlanta. The southern hospitality did not disappoint! Flight Friday Morning Mrs. BD had spent the last 10 days in Georgia for a work event. Bachelor life was coming to an end (for the better – trust ...
Posted: Oct 30 2017 @ 9:06 PM
Google “renting vs. buying”, and you’ll see countless results (well, about 95,000,000 according to Google if you did it when I did). The top results contain various articles on the advantages and disadvantages of renting vs. buying a home (your primary residence), calculators, and listings for major real estate sites. Whether you rent or buy, there are numerous variables to consider when collating the advantages and disadvantages of either option. ...
Posted: Oct 25 2017 @ 6:38 AM
I’ve mentioned previously that I’m a big fan of OrangeTheory Fitness (OTF). From participating in classes away from home while on the road to staying motivated and holding myself accountable, I find OTF to be a lot of fun AND effective. To keep things even more interesting, OTF offers a number of challenges and fun classes that spice up the already extremely diverse structure of normal workouts. One of the ones ...
Posted: Oct 22 2017 @ 10:00 AM
For us, 2017 seems to be a year of mini, semi-local trips. From visiting friends in O.H.I.O! and going to a wedding in O.H.I.O! before babysitting in D.C. (keep reading!), to a single night getaway at a 5-Star Hotel, we’ve been busy. And we still have two more mini trips planned for the rest of the year! We began our most recent trip to D.C. by stopping outside of Cleveland to ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 5:57 PM
While sitting in my brother- and sister-in-laws’ kitchen about 90 minutes before picking up my nephew and niece after school, I’d been working on a post about our trip to D.C. so far. But then I took a detour and started this post instead. I’d been doing a lot of reading over the last 3-6 months (more than usual) and kept going back to a similar question in my head: are ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 10:06 PM
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. September 2017 Update I love March, June, September, and December. The other 8 months have their perks as well, but the ...
Posted: Oct 02 2017 @ 9:06 PM
We recently visited two of our closest friends who reside outside of Cincinnati, O.H.I.O!!!! Or just Ohio if you’re not from Ohio. As we previously had to cancel our trip to Florida in July, we decided to take another mini-trip as a weekend getaway. Our trip was quick, abrupt, and a whole lot of fun! Pre-Travel Arrangements and Preparations on Thursday To again further extend the getaway feel (and for 3 days ...
Posted: Sep 24 2017 @ 5:30 PM
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: Sep 10 2017 @ 3:00 AM

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