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Dividend Income – June 2018 Update

3.5 weeks after getting sick and having bronchitis, I am finally feeling better. The coughing is still lingering though, so hopefully that’ll go away soon. Although I have been walking a lot the last 3.5 weeks, it would be good…

FI Interview #6 – Create a Net Worth Statement

I’m still recovering from the sickness. I went to the doctor last week and was told I got bronchitis and was put on 7 days of antibiotics. So I’ve been taking it easy and working on getting better. I’m…

Growing dividend income

Over the past number of years, we have been slowly building our passive income, in particular, dividend income, so that one day our annual passive income is greater than our annual expenses. When this happens, we can call ourselves…

tea plantation in Taiwan

Dividend Income – May 2018 Update

I’m currently in Taipei, Taiwan and I’m checking out many of the different Taiwanese dishes ranging from beef noodles soup, stinky tofu, egg roll pancake, minced & braised pork on rice, and many more. I’m in the hunt for…

FI Interview #5 – Create a long term plan

I’m flying to Asia today for a 10-day business trip. On my last Asia trip, I managed to sit in Air Canada’s premium economy both ways. It sure was nice considering we had to do an unexpected pit stop…

Dividend Income – April 2018 Update

It’s May and the weather in Vancouver is getting warmer and sunnier every day. I have been walking around in a T-shirt, without a jacket. It feels that summer is just around the corner. Nicer weather also means that…

Re-examine our dividend portfolio

Since 2011, Mrs. T and I have been working hard to grow our dividend portfolio so one day our dividend income and other passive income are greater or equal to our annual expenses. When this happens, we can call…

Financially independent…but we choose not to be

It’s hard to believe April is almost over and May is just around the corner. It’s getting warmer and sunnier here in Vancouver and it sure feels like summer is just around the corner. Here are some random thoughts.…