My journey of becoming financial independence by 35 years old
Ford Motor and Walmart
Ford Motor (F) is battling with recalls, yet their sales is up. Bought 50 Share at $15.20. Dividend yield of 4% will boost my yearly dividend by $30.
Walmart (WMT)– Recent “bad news” 1. Whole food opening smaller store to compete with walmart on organic … is it vise versa? They’ve been in competition for years, so I’m sure it will not be the end of it. Walmart will find a way to compete. 2. Employees pay raise cut into Walmart’s profit. Painful but necessary as companies need to learn to treat employee better. Look at Costco, they remain profitable while paying employee a living wage. I’m sure at some point Walmart will get there. In the mean while, I’m enjoy buying Walmart at the pull back of 20% discount from the 52-week high.
Stock on the watch: looking to add share of transportation to diversify a little bit. Also, will buy some more energy to get the portfolio in balance. I expect even more volatile as the world is changing … more and more countries are involved in different wars. I possibly want to add some defense stocks.
Apartment Rental is like a 2nd job: I’ve been super busy with turn-over, and apartment showing.
Coaching soccer is like having a 3rd job. I volunteer 3 times a week, supposedly for 1-hour each. But my coaching day go like this:
5:30pm leave the house
5:45pm arrrive, wait for the parents to drop off the kids
7:15 some parents show up to pick up their kids. But the kids love to stay behind to practice some more. So we end practice 7:40-8pm.
So, one hour ordeal is actually a 3 hours ordeal x 3. I dedicated at least 9 hours each week into coaching soccer.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy coaching. It’s like free exercise for me too. I run around with the kids. My back has been steadily improving and getting stronger. In fact, I enjoy soccer so much, I’ve been volunteering to coach through out the summer, so the kids will get ready for the Fall Season.
Classy Walmart Shoppers 🙂