Financial Update: Savings, Dividends, Options and Investing for September 2021

September was a rough month in the stock market. The S&P 500 was down around 4.8% for the month. The NASDAQ index was down about 5.4% for the month also. I guess it should be no surprise that my investment accounts were down for the month. Even though my accounts were down, my projected annualContinue reading “Financial Update: Savings, Dividends, Options and Investing for September 2021”

August 2021 Financial Update: Savings, Dividends, Options and Investing

August has flown by and the summer is almost over. It has been a hot month here. My finances have been hot too! It was a great month for dividends and the options trading was pretty good as well. The accounts continue to grow and my debt continues to down. Let’s check out how myContinue reading “August 2021 Financial Update: Savings, Dividends, Options and Investing”

June 2021 Financial Update: Savings, Dividends, Options and Investing

Another month has gone by which means I am one more month closer to financial freedom. This month saw some challenges but finished as a positive month. I continue to work my plan and it is bearing fruit. Let’s take a look at my progress this month. Spending/Savings Spending was up this month. The mainContinue reading “June 2021 Financial Update: Savings, Dividends, Options and Investing”

May 2021 Financial Update #Savings #Dividends #Options #Debt #Investing

Another month has passed by which means I am another month closer to retiring. Only 9 years, 8 months and 26 days until my target retirement date. I have a lot of work to do before my retirement date, but I have a plan and continue to execute my plan. Let’s see how the monthContinue reading “May 2021 Financial Update #Savings #Dividends #Options #Debt #Investing”

April 2021 Financial Update

April has come and gone. I continue to work my financial plan. The progress made this month was good. The longer I work my plan the easier it becomes to work my plan. Let’s take a look at how the month of April shook out! Spending/Savings Spending was down from normal this month. The mainContinue reading “April 2021 Financial Update”

March 2021 Financial Update

Another month has come and gone. I continue to make progress on my financial goals. I continue to keep my spending in check and continue to save. It was a good month for dividends but I took a hit on options trading. My debt continues to decrease. The retirement accounts continue to grow in value.Continue reading “March 2021 Financial Update”

February 2021 Financial Update

The road to financial freedom is not a freeway for most of us. It is a winding road with many ups and downs. The key, at least for me, is to set goals and tune out the outside noise as I navigate the road to financial freedom. Another month has passed so let’s take aContinue reading “February 2021 Financial Update”

January 2021 Update

January was a busy month. We have seen political unrest, a new administration inaugurated, the pandemic raged on even as vaccines were rolled out, retail investors taking on hedge funds and the stock market ended the month lower. Despite all of this going on this month I was able to stay calm and stick toContinue reading “January 2021 Update”

How I learned (and continue to learn) about personal finance and investing

When I started my journey to financial freedom a little over a year ago I sought several resources to help educate myself in the areas of personal finance and investing. Some of the resources I turned to included books, websites and You Tube videos. At first I was mainly interested in getting my debt underContinue reading “How I learned (and continue to learn) about personal finance and investing”