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Never pay off your Mortgage - The second $100,000 is the hardest!
Hello Everyone, As the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. This is a post directed to myself years from now when I buy another home or rental property.  Never pay off the mortgage! It was around this point, one year ago when my wife and I made the conscious de...

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What do you consider an appropriate emergency fund?
Hi Everyone, If you had no debt, no one taking money from you every month, what would you consider as an appropriately sized emergency fund? This is exactly the situation that my wife and I are in.  We have just recently paid off our house, we have no car p...

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Portfolio and Dividend Income Pages - Up to date
Quick post: Just wanted all the readers out there to know that the Portfolio, 401K portfolio and Dividend Income pages are up to date! You will notice the drastic changes from the August 2016 time frame to the current month. My wife and I paid off the mortg...

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I'm still here
Hi Everyone, It has been a wild few months since my last post.  I am still lurking around the interwebs, reading all blog posts that Dividend Diplomats, MMM, Mr. Free at 33, Captain Dividend, etc have been publishing. Long story short  --  We took extended ...

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Financial/Life Update
Good Evening Everyone, This post is going to be quite extensive so if you do not want to take 10 min to read everything, scroll to the bottom and I'll give you the main points. So where to begin? First, I would like to apologize to all the readers who have ...

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Dividend Income - September 2016 Update
Hi Everyone, Once again another killer month for my wife and I!  I might be jumping the gun on posting these results because it is only the first of the month.  Usually I do not see payouts from the 401K funds until sometime after the 1st of the month even ...

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Dividend Income - August 2016 Update
Hi Everyone, Way late on this post.  Too busy living life recently....  Sorry! However, those big investments continue to roll in the huge payouts!   Augusts total came in at  $529.65!!   which is an increase of  60%  compared to last year s  $331   and a 5...

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Dividend Income - July 2016 Update
Hi Everyone, As Ray Charles once sung, Let the good times roll!! All those big investments from extra money "laying" around are really paying off!   This months total came in at $425.20!!   which is an increase of 68%  compared to last year s $252 and a 23%...

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Recent Buy - Cisco (CSCO)
Good Evening, After my wife graciously allowed me to invest $16,000 into stocks back around May, we have been slowly building back up cash reserves and slowly buying stocks.  After we updated our 401K investments to lower our taxable income, there has been ...

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Waking Up Stress Free
Hi Everyone, As I have eluded to in previous posts, work has been crazy busy recently.  I just finished helping my company put together a large proposal on work ranging in the $100+ million range.  Unfortunately, this has caused me to work more hours than u...
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