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Mike

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Balanced Dividends
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General Finance
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Start Year:
2017

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United States
Age:
30s
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Unspecified
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Male
Life stage:
DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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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. Although I certainly had great friends and a very social, active life growing up, I ...
Posted: Sep 10 2017 @ 3:00 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. Although I certainly had great friends and a very social, active life growing up, I ...
Posted: Sep 10 2017 @ 3:00 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 for 2016. 2016 Summary We use Personal Capital to track our net worth, assets vs. liabilities, and cash flow. As we didn’t launch Balanced Dividends until mid-2017, the following is meant to provide an overview of last year’s passive ...
Posted: Sep 05 2017 @ 11:21 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. August 2017 Update Similar to the prior month, the quarter-end distributions from the majority of our retirement and taxable investment accounts ...
Posted: Sep 05 2017 @ 10:35 PM
In January 2017, I began investing $179 a month in oranges (well, sort of). Seeking to maximize my return on investment (ROI), I wanted a combination of growth and balance, as well returns in the form of personal dividends.  I found it at Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) – the best investment in my personal portfolio.  It’s only been 7 full months, but I believe Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) will have a long-term place in my portfolio for ...
Posted: Sep 02 2017 @ 1:20 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. July 2017 Update After the quarter-end distributions from the majority of our retirement and taxable investment accounts, the first month of the ...
Posted: Aug 13 2017 @ 10:26 PM
This past week, my wife and I just got back from a quick weekend getaway with two close friends. It was a cheese and potty-themed weekend: we dined in the Wisconsin Room while staying at the five-star American Club Hotel in Kohler, Wisconsin. Looking back, we spent A LOT on food and drinks, but we managed to get great QUALITY, ENJOYMENT, and BALANCE out of what we spent. We had originally planned ...
Posted: Aug 12 2017 @ 9:58 AM
It’s always amazing how quickly the year goes by – New Year’s Eve is less than six months away! It’s already the middle of summer. From beaches and barbecues, to parades and pools, people are out and about. Many friends and colleagues are thinking about what they’re going to do in the rest of July and August. I’m now thinking about what I thought back in January: do I need to ...
Posted: Jul 22 2017 @ 3:25 PM
Last summer, my wife and I wanted to get some professional photos of the two of us. We previously had done the “let’s walk around the city and look like we’re just hanging out when people stare at us” photos.  These are very popular. Weddings, engagements, pregnancies, and a number of other life events use this approach.  Not us in this instance!  But we still got this type of photo ...
Posted: Jul 15 2017 @ 5:40 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. June 2017 Update Related: BD’s (Semi-) Automatic Ecosystem BD’s Apps & Tools Passive Income & Portfolio Updates Passive Income Source: Balanced DividendsAs we didn’t launch Balanced Dividends ...
Posted: Jul 13 2017 @ 11:15 PM

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