Visual Progress: Passive Income Streams (Conclusion of 2012)

Here is an update on the visual progress of the passive and semi-passive income streams, as of the conclusion of 2012. For this exercise, I am including all of my income streams, even those held in retirement accounts.

Income Streams

  • The Roth IRA and 401k paid dividend distributions throughout the course of 2012.
  • For the dividend portfolio, the first dividend was not received until March. Therefore, the average is computed using only 9 months, instead of 12.
  • The rental property started generating income in August. The monthly average is calculated using the typical cash flow seen in 5 months extrapolated over the course of a full year (both installments of property taxes are accounted for).


The passive and semi-passive income streams are currently providing $777/month in income. This covers slightly more than 1/2 of my monthly expenses ($1500/month).



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Lisa @ Cents To Save
7 years ago

I love how organized you are! I aspire to do the same one day 🙂

It is actually more of a chore for me to get organized financially but I do the best I can.

JC @ Passive-Income-Pursuit

That’s a nice little flow chart you got, and the best part about it is the amount of passive/semi-passive income amount. You’ve got half you monthly expenses covered and you are just barely onto your early FI path. Congrats!

7 years ago

$777 x 12 = $9,324

Wow! I saw about $1,500 total in dividends across all of my accounts in 2012 and since I’m not doing dividend investing, I doubt I will get much over $2,000 if at all in 2013. That chart is pretty cute!

Compounding Income
7 years ago

Well done FIF! Love the chart you made!

Dividend Mantra
7 years ago

FI Fighter, You’re doing great my friend. Keep it up. You’re far ahead of probably 99.9% of people your age. That’s really something to be proud of. At this rate you’ll have a world of options at your fingertips in a few years. Certainly makes the daily grind a little easier to swallow. You know you’re already at a passive income level that would make it pretty easy to semi-retire. You could probably work part-time for the rest of your life if you wanted and still save money. Great to know that the option is there for you at such… Read more »

7 years ago

FF, I like this visualization. I once created my own to post it, but never did. I changed my mind. Now I see it was probably a mistake since it looks great!

Brick By Brick Investing | Marvin

Pretty nice results FI I like the graphic. I think you will find that your rental property provides more instant results for you than the dividends. I look forward to seeing your progress.