My journey of becoming financial independence by 35 years old
Did anyone watching the fight last night? I didn’t have the $100 for pay-per-view. I only get to see the result. Apparently, I didn’t miss much. Pacquiao spent the whole entire fight chasing Mayweather. And Mayweather was able to execute his plan at the hide-and-seek game. When he see the oppotunity, “Boo!” he’d jump out and throw a few jabs. Pacman said he wasn’t hurt, the fight was not living up the the media hype. Nonetheless, Mayweather was still 48-0 and plan to retire before 40 years old.
Most athletes, actors, and lottery winners had to learn quickly how to preserve the wealth to last their lifetime and their offspring’s lifetime. I guess, we’re doing it at a smaller scale, after all, I’m not missing out much not ordering $100 for Pay-per-view, and hours of headache because of high demand and traffic was loading up the network. I don’t have to worry about paying the bar-cover fee, food and drink while I’m there either. I live a simple life.
What I’m cheering on? I have VZ stock, so I’m looking for the bump in PPV traffic would translate to higher earning and dividend increase.
Let’s get to the chase:
|4/15/2015||Dividend||O – REALTY INCOME CORP REIT 041515 50||$9.48|
|4/10/2015||Dividend||DEO – DIAGEO PLC SPONSORED ADR NEW 041015 15||$19.16|
|4/6/2015||Dividend||WMT – WAL-MART STORES INC 040615 20||$9.80|
Considering, I was getting $0.00 in January, and companies are generally making pay out every quarter, with some exception of REIT. I’m actually making some progress. I was determined to smooth out my dividend payout. That way in 2 years when I pull the trigger, the dividend payout each month will mimic my paycheck.
I bought some GE stock, but missed the ex-divided date. However, as we all know, GE’s CEO is looking to return $90 billions to shareholder, so I’m looking forward to GE stock to appreciate and the increase in stock value.
Total So Far in 2015: $804.66
Even though I’ve started investing in 2006, but it took me years to realize dividend is the way to go. That is why, I’m making a point to keep track of monthly dividend income to replace my monthly expense.
What’s about you? Have you started the dividend growth income process yet? How many years have you been at it?