This blog will be used to document my journey towards retirement. I'm not sure how long it will take or when I will feel comfortable enough to retire, but hopefully through passive income from dividends, I will be able to quit the 8-5 daily grind quicker than most of my peers.
A few financial tidbits about me to show you where I stand:
I'm 27 years old and got married to my beautiful wife in August 2014. My wife and I both have average blue collar salaries and enjoy traveling. Currently I have not been to too many exotic locations but I am becoming quite passionate about exploring this beautiful world. I have been to every state on the east coast except Vermont. I've been to Arizona, the Bahamas, Hawaii and for our honeymoon we went to Aruba. My wife and I have a house that I bought in February 2012. The house has a 4.15% interest rate so I am primarily focused on investing rather than paying off the mortgage at the time being. I started investing back in 2010 and despite a great time to start investing, I have not managed to get the exceptional returns that the DOW or S&P have given. I blame it on reckless stock picking when I first started that really hurt. I never lost any money, but whenever I managed to make some money, I always seemed to hold the stock for too long and it dropped hard, or I would sell and then buy another stock that dropped hard.
I really got into dividend investing back in January 2012. My first pick was PM, followed by T, PEP and INTC. Overall, those picks have done relatively well. You can see the entire portfolio here. I began investing into dividend stocks once I realized that my 401K was outpacing my stock picking. I realized then that buy and hold was the way to go.... at least for retirement. With that being said, I still have that "play around" account which I will post about here and there. However, this blog is all about the dividends!
Thank you for stumbling onto my tiny corner of the internet! Now that you are here, stay a while and follow my path to the American Dividend Dream!
I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully I will be able to inspire you to pursue freedom with me.