Saturday, April 26, 2014

Early FI is achievable regardless of what people say

Often times at work I have conversations with people about the desire to retire early and have more time to enjoy life.  Usually the thought comes up when I am stressed out and being told what to do, when to do it, and how to do it.  Although there are some people who seem to be content and enjoy the day to day grind.  I think these are the people in the minority rather then the majority.  There are a few excuses why people don't think they too could pursue financial independence like I am.  One is the time and effort would be too much nonetheless the mounting bills adding up.  Inflation for everything except the paycheck.  There are a couple weak excuses also I have come across from people about FI being a negative.  Here are two of them and sometimes I think jealousy is at the heart of these claims.

Friday, April 4, 2014

March 2014 Dividend Update

March 2014 is in the books and was another nice month for dividend income.  It is nice to see the real numbers hitting the account  Progress shows that the plan is working and anyone can do it even with a small work salary.  Every little amount helps us become closer to achieving our goals and buys blocks of time towards FI.  That way we can pursue and find things that are more important and worthy of our time besides full time work.  Some people love their jobs and I think that is great.  Others are mistreated and underappreciated for the work they perform and I applaud them for taking the path of investing to get some of their time back.