Category Archives: Fiscal Updates

Keeping track of my finances

Financial Independence!

I have achieved financial freedoooom! After 12 years of saving and investing I have finally reached financial independence! This means the passive income generated from my investment portfolio is enough to pay for all my current and future living expenses. It’s not about spending more money on things. It’s about spending more time on the things that money… Read More »

Fiscal Update June 2020 | Closing in on Financial Freedom

Growing passive income Thanks to some recent stock purchases I’m now making about $20K a year in total dividend income. 🙂 I also earn $9K a year from interest through my fixed income portfolio. And my rental property cash flows $700 a year after mortgage payments and other costs. So altogether my forward annual passive income is expected… Read More »

Fiscal Update May 2020 | Oil’s well that ends well

Energy sector bounces back The human brain can often exaggerate negative emotions in the midst of uncertainty. It’s why otherwise calm drivers are susceptible to road rage behavior. Similarly, a stock market crash can cause investors to fixate on the bad news, lose perspective, and extrapolate recent trends into a dreadful future. Here’s a business headline from mid… Read More »