January 2013

Year 2: The Grind (2013)

by FI Fighter on January 29, 2013

in Progress, Thoughts

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I’ll admit, the first year’s (2012) progress towards achieving early financial independence came rather easy. Dividend investing was brand new to me, so there was a lot of excitement involved with buying stocks early on. Seeing the portfolio grow [click to continue…]

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The last round of selling looks to be finished. I exited out of four more positions on Thursday [click to continue…]

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When it rains, it pours. Today was a day of even more selling, as the fire sale continued. Due to new information [click to continue…]

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I continued selling some more shares this past Friday. The market was up again, and I used the uptrend to [click to continue…]

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As I mentioned in an earlier post this morning, I am now under contract for my second rental property. Once the good news was confirmed by my agent, I knew that I didn’t have much time to celebrate. Simply because [click to continue…]

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Just heard back from my agent around 3:00 AM this morning. I received a late-night/early-morning e-mail that woke me up… Well, it’s official, I’ve been approved by the lender for rental property #2! This was a short-sale that took 3 months to go from acceptance of the offer to final lender approval.

Now the real fun begins! I have to come up with around $70,000 by the end of February (and secure a bank loan). More updates to follow soon.

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Here is an update on the visual progress of the passive and semi-passive [click to continue…]

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Goals for 2013

by FI Fighter on January 13, 2013

in Goals

For 2012, I was able to meet most of my financial goals, which encourages me to do better and aim higher in 2013. This is Year 2 in my journey to early financial independence, and achieving success this year will go a long [click to continue…]

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December 2012 Net Worth Update

by FI Fighter on January 7, 2013

in Net Worth

Another month, another net worth update. I’m starting to really look forward to these updates, as it’s always fun to see how [click to continue…]

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December 2012 Monthly Expenses

by FI Fighter on January 6, 2013

in Monthly Expenses

December 2012

December is now in the books, and my first year of dividend investing (and intense savings) has come to a finish! Prior to 2012, the path to early financial independence was [click to continue…]

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