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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

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. Now let’s get to […] The post Balanced Dividends August 2018 – Passive Income & Portfolio appeared first on Balanced ...
Posted: Sep 02 2018 @ 4:00 PM
I said this out loud to myself earlier this week: “What is this crap?” I’d been flipping through my stock watchlist in Robinhood (our taxable brokerage account). I had 48 names of stocks (as well as funds) that I’d added at some point over the last 6 to 12 months. Time for a clean up. Briefly flipping […] The post “What Is This Crap?” Clean Up Your Stock Watchlist appeared first on Balanced ...
Posted: Jul 26 2018 @ 6:00 AM
Over the last few months, we’ve received a number of views and messages on two earlier posts covering Orangetheory Fitness (OTF). After posting our initial review of OTF, I received some questions about how to make personal gains and maintain progress. It’s all about that Orangetheory Fitness base pace! Consistency and accountability (two things I usually […] The post Orangetheory Fitness: It’s All About That Base (Pace)! appeared first on Balanced Dividends. ...
Posted: Jun 17 2018 @ 7:12 PM
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

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