Dividend Portfolio

What you see below are the dividends I should be receiving this year. Once it hits $20,000, I'm Financially Independent!

"Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast..."

Long way more to go, but once the fund enters the acceleration phase, I hope to reach that figure before I turn 35.

I will update this calendar every month to reflect any changes that may occur along the way.

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  1. I love your site. You are making me see where I am going wrong with investing. I really need to focus more on dividend stocks. These look to be one of the best ways to prepare to be financially secure when you retire early.

    1. Appreciate the kind words Laura. Personally, I believe a "Dividend growth model" is superior to many other long-term investment strategies (e.g. Index Funds, Mutual Funds, etc.) based on 2 premises:

      1) Psychology

      Receiving a constant stream of dividends stops you from acting emotionally and selling when prices are down. The main focus on this strategy is the cash flow and not the Net Worth (although it matters). If your objective is early retirement, once the cash flow hits your expenses - BAM! you're financially independent.

      2) Costs

      Unlike Index Funds, dividend stocks do not charge you any management fee. In fact, you buy it once and keep it for life. Your only costs would be brokerage fees but once you hit a large enough freedom bucket, there is no longer any costs involved. If you're using an index fund, you continue to pay an management fee till perpetuity on your growing freedom fund.

      With this strategy, I sleep well at night.

      And you seem to have a pretty solid financial background as well. Keep us updated on your dividend strategy if you decide to jump on the bandwagon.