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John

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Name:
The Money Sprout
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Hustling, Investing
Start Year:
2011

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Net worth:
Location:
North Carolina, United States
Age:
40s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
SIK (Single Income, Kids)
Profession:
IT / Systems Analyst
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Latest Blog Posts

For over the past year, I have been tracking our net worth each month. Tracking our net worth helps our family stay motivated on our path to financial independence. It allows us to save more and more of our income each month. And it helps keep us investing all that extra income into dividend stocks […] The post How We are Growing Our Net Worth – April 2018 appeared first on ...
Posted: May 17 2018 @ 11:55 AM
Financial independence for my family will be achieved through several different sources of income and asset classes. For example, my employer will eventually pay me a pension after I leave my job, which should help supplement many of our expenses. There will be other sources of income too … like from dividend paying stocks. This […] The post How Much Dividend Income Did We Earn in April 2018? appeared first on ...
Posted: May 04 2018 @ 8:02 AM
My wife and I opened up our first travel rewards card about 8 months ago … and have earned approximately $7,946 towards future travel. All of this future free travel has been earned by opening up 6 new credit cards and meeting the minimum spending requirements to earn sign up bonuses. We are also working […] The post How We Added $700 Worth of Free Travel with Marriott appeared first on ...
Posted: Apr 24 2018 @ 8:11 AM
Since opening up our first travel rewards card, our family has earned approximately $7,240 towards future travel. This free travel has been acquired by opening up 5 new credit cards and meeting the minimum spending requirements to earn bonus sign-up points. In addition to those 5 credit cards, we are currently working on 3 more. […] The post How to Earn $600 in Free Travel from a Fixed Value Credit Card ...
Posted: Apr 13 2018 @ 7:46 AM
Each month, I like to track the progress of several personal finance goals we are working towards. For example, at the end of each month we provide our dividend income report. This report highlights the dividend income earned from the past month along with the steps we are taking to continue growing this sustainable income […] The post How We are Growing Our Net Worth – March 2018 appeared first on ...
Posted: Apr 10 2018 @ 7:11 AM
It was about 6 months ago when I realized I was missing out o a great opportunity on our path to financial independence. For as long as I can remember filing our taxes … my wife and I have always gotten back a nice return. I always used these refunds to help invest in our […] The post 2018 Retirement Investing Strategy: 1st Quarter Updates appeared first on The Money Sprout. ...
Posted: Apr 06 2018 @ 7:27 AM
One of my favorite activities here on The Money Sprout is reporting out our dividend income from the past month. It gives me a chance to document our journey of building a sustainable dividend income stream. I discuss how much dividend income we earn, what new stocks we are purchasing, our dividend reinvestment shares, company […] The post How Much Dividend Income Did We Earn in March 2018' appeared first on ...
Posted: Apr 03 2018 @ 8:09 AM
It seems everywhere I turn, people are constantly going out to eat. The majority of our co-workers, family, and friends are eating out at an alarming rate … in my opinion. I’m all for living the way you want to live your life. So who am I to question if other people want to spend […] The post Man People Spend a Lot of Cash Going Out to Eat appeared first ...
Posted: Mar 30 2018 @ 9:02 AM
I recently covered how tax optimization could allow us to earn an extra $42,000 of income this year (2018) … and pay only $51 in federal tax. Based on our available retirement account buckets (pension, 401k, 457, and IRA accounts), child tax credits, and the standard deduction for married filing jointly … we can earn […] The post Ways We Can Boost Our Income This Year appeared first on The Money ...
Posted: Mar 27 2018 @ 9:13 AM
Starting this year (2018), we are set to save an extra $2,000 to $3,000 of our income. This savings isn’t coming from cutting our cable (already did that) or eating out less (we never eat out anyway). These thousands of dollars are being saved through tax optimization. Based on the current tax law and our […] The post How Tax Optimization Will Save Us Thousands of Dollars as Our Income Grows ...
Posted: Mar 23 2018 @ 8:59 AM

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