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Balanced Dividends
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Balance, Dividends, Travel, Real Estate, Lifestyle, Passive Income, Retirement, Well-Being, Motivation, Fitness
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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Insurance. It’s one of those things we know we’re supposed to have and, hopefully, fortune enough to be able to afford. Not having it when you need it most can obviously cause financial issues. However, what about beyond financial impacts? Namely, the ability to sleep well at night. Background Recently, before year-end, I had a change […] The post DEFENSE Wins Championships: Insurance appeared first on Balanced Dividends. ...
Posted: Jan 13 2019 @ 11:00 PM
At the end of each month, I’d previously posted passive income & portfolio updates. I’ll continue to do this again soon. But some readers have also asked for details on income & expenses. This series will explore this area each month going forward. We already covered how I received a personal record of $15,986 passive income […] The post December 2018 Income & Expenses appeared first on Balanced Dividends. ...
Posted: Jan 05 2019 @ 4:52 PM
About 11 months ago, we explored 365 days later after my first class at Orangetheory Fitness (OTF). It changed the way I thought about working out. More importantly, it also altered how I viewed other areas of my life. In my 2019 goals overview, I mentioned personal fitness and health as key focus areas. While finding balance […] The post 365 Days Later: 137,794 Calories & 198 Workouts appeared first on Balanced Dividends. ...
Posted: Jan 01 2019 @ 11:12 PM
Do you ever look back at certain moments in your life wondering what could have changed if you said or did something differently? Well, it is partially a worthless exercise because you cannot alter your past. 15, 10, or 5 years later – it doesn’t matter. However, you can use lessons learned to alter your future. […] The post 15 Years Later: 5 Things I Wish I Knew Sooner appeared first on ...
Posted: Dec 08 2018 @ 5:06 PM
Since posting why I joined Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) nearly two years ago, I received an overwhelmingly amount of positive feedback. Additionally, a number of readers then reached out asking for further details on the OTF experience. As readers continued ask more questions, I realized there was a need to explore different areas of not only […] The post Orangetheory Fitness: November 2018 Update appeared first on Balanced Dividends. ...
Posted: Dec 06 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Less than 2 weeks ago, I removed cobwebs and skeletons from my desk area at work. Last week, I placed a bobble-gobble-head turkey next to my monitors. Next week, year-end holiday decorations will be going up. 2018 is moving quickly to an end. But I have pre-2019 things on my mind already thanks to a […] The post Backstreet Boys!? Pre-2019 Goals & Planning appeared first on Balanced Dividends. ...
Posted: Nov 18 2018 @ 9:23 PM
In our most recent post, I mentioned I’ve been away from Balanced Dividends for a while due to some changes occurring. Among other things, I disconnected from email and social media to self-reflect. I’m still playing catch-up. But one email from Feedspot, a site I frequent to read consolidated things of interest to me, brought this […] The post A Top 100 Dividend Blog on Feedspot – Thank You! appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 16 2018 @ 1:43 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. 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


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