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Five More Years
Early Retirement
dividend investing, frugal living, early retirement
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I have moved this blog over to http://www.fivemoreyears1.blogspot.com. Please go there if you would like to continue reading my posts! ...
Posted: Oct 24 2018 @ 3:05 PM
I’ve finally reached the point where my monthly dividend income is consistently four figures long! I remember, only a couple of years ago, being excited because my dividends would have just barely covered my rent: about $750 a month. It’s nice to see that all the saving and compounding is working. I have a ways … Continue reading "September 2018 Dividends" ...
Posted: Oct 14 2018 @ 2:05 AM
I thought it might be fun to share some of my travel pictures in this blog. I’m one of those people who believes in spending money on experiences rather than things. And one of the perks of living a frugal life is that I was able to do a lot of travelling in my late … Continue reading "Travel Pictures!" ...
Posted: Sep 27 2018 @ 10:25 PM
I created this blog mainly to track my investments, but I think an important part of my FIRE plan is to reduce the amount of stuff I have. I have this crazy dream where I retire at 45, pack all of my possessions into a couple of bags, and spend the rest of my life … Continue reading "Minimalism Challenge" ...
Posted: Sep 24 2018 @ 9:45 PM
This is my first attempt at making a net worth post. It feels a little strange to be doing this, because my entire net worth is my investments! I don’t have a house, a car or anything else that is worth a significant amount of money. But most of my posts here will be about … Continue reading "My Finances – The Big Picture" ...
Posted: Sep 20 2018 @ 1:42 AM
I’m getting better at holding on to stocks, but I still will sometimes sell a stock and then decide to buy it back a couple of months later. I’m hoping that writing these monthly summaries will help me to stop doing that! Here are all of my buys and sells for August 2018, broken down … Continue reading "Buys & Sells – August 2018" ...
Posted: Sep 16 2018 @ 1:26 AM
Here is a summary of my earnings and expenses in August. My expenses were higher than usual last month, mainly because my six-year-old laptop decided it had had enough. I also went to a wedding at the beginning of September, so I bought a gift and a new dress. The dress was on sale at … Continue reading "Expenses & Earnings – August 2018" ...
Posted: Sep 12 2018 @ 1:00 AM
Here is my dividend income for August 2018. Amounts given are in Canadian dollars, based on today’s exchange rate. Bank of Montreal (BMO)…..$26.88Emera (EMA)…..$115.26Keyera (KEY)…..$18.34+$0.18AltaGas (ALA)…..$56.21Pembina Pipeline (PPL)…..$21.28Inter Pipeline (IPL)…..$43.54+$0.44Extendicare (EXE)…..$21.80Dream Global REIT (DRG.UN)…..$9.20Cogeco (CCA)…..$10.93Riocan REIT (REI.UN)…..$52.44Power Financial (PWF)…..$126.00Laurentian Bank ILB)…..$60.80Royal Bank (RY)…..$83.66Caterpillar (CAT)…..$8.92Clorox (CLX)…..$15.02Apple (AAPL)…..$5.72Abbvie (ABBV)…..$26.17Realty Income (O)…..$6.28Procter & Gamble (PG)…..$27.93Northland Power (NPI)…..$6.50Vermilion Energy … Continue reading "August 2018 Dividends" ...
Posted: Sep 08 2018 @ 11:00 PM
I posted my portfolio details a couple of days ago, but they have already changed! I went on a bit of a buying/selling spree yesterday. I always try to look at the company itself rather than the dividend yield, but I also want my dividend income to reach a certain amount by a certain time. … Continue reading "Recent Buys and Sells" ...
Posted: Sep 07 2018 @ 5:57 PM
If anyone is still checking this blog…I’m back! I started a blog thinking that I would eventually monetize it and bring in some additional income on the side. I quickly realized how time-consuming it is to maintain and promote a blog! So I deleted mine. But now I’ve decided to keep going, just because it’s … Continue reading "Giving This Blogging Thing Another Try…" ...
Posted: Sep 07 2018 @ 3:34 PM


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