Are You Planning On Knocking 2015 Out Of The Park? I am.

Knocking Out My Goals - Nailing It

I set some pretty aggressive financial goals for myself this past year, and am pumped to see how things shake out over the course of the year. After posting about my 2015 goals last month, Mike from The Dividend Guy blog wanted to know what exactly I planned on doing to reach these goals. Great … [Read more...]

Grabbing the Moon AND the Stars, My 2015 Goals

Grabbing the Moon AND the Stars - My 2015 Goals - Super Moon

Finding the right set of goals is difficult. You want to be able to measure your progress, experience the push and stretch of obtaining, all while making sure they are somewhat reasonable. For example, I could tell you that I wanted to earn $25,000 of passive income over this course of this year. … [Read more...]

Introducing the 2014 Dividend Calendar

2014 Dividend Calendar - Spready the Spreadsheet

I am a passionate person. There are two things I am particularly passionate about. Investing and Spreadsheets. A third being my wife. This is the culmination of when those first two passions combine. (Ed. Note: My wife reminded me that I forgot a passion on the first draft!) The beautiful thing … [Read more...]

Goal Setting – A Look at Forward 12-Month Dividends

Goal Setting - Forward 12-Month Dividends - Up and to the right

I am of the opinion it isn’t enough to just set goals, but to track progress towards those goals, holding yourself accountable. Since starting WYOR, I’ve set goals three times, and have, albeit late at some points, publicly tracked my progress towards those goals. While public accountability is … [Read more...]

It Ain’t Just Money – Goals for 2014

2014 Blog and Income Goals - Prefontaine

Now that I’ve closed the book on 2013 and managed to squeak by and hit my 2013 goals, moving forward to 2014 is important (we are in February after all). For me, goal setting is an enabler, of course in the most positive way possible. Goal setting helps feed my addiction for investment analysis and … [Read more...]

Passive Income – December and 2013 Goals Update

Passive Income - December 2013 - Fireworks Success

I can’t express how much I enjoy tracking my passive income. I’ve got spreadsheets galore where I built odd little data sets with charts and other analysis. Keeping with that, reviewing how my passive income is growing is a tremendous joy and something I look forward to as I expand my asset base. … [Read more...]

2013 Passive Income Goals Revisited

2013 Passive Income Goals - Two Goals

After the first five months of the year, my progress towards generating passive income in my dividend growth portfolio and peer-to-peer investments was making great progress. After achieving 40.67% of my original passive income goals is an important step in leveraging these assets into providing the … [Read more...]

Lending Club – Tracking My Taxable Account

As I mentioned in my initial peer-to-peer lending post, my first Lending Club investment, a taxable account, was opened in the spring of 2009. Having held this investment for almost four years, I have recently been at a crossroads with what to do with this account. Last fall, I made the decision to … [Read more...]

Passive Income – 2013 Goals

2013 Financial Goals - Crossing the finish line

Important in every aspect of life is the ability to set tangible and personal financial goals. By setting specific and quantifiable goals, I am accountable to myself, and by extension, you the reader. My passive income goals for 2013 are based on my investments in a dividend growth Roth IRA … [Read more...]