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.
- 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).