May 2018 Passive Income Update.

Personal Highlights for May:

  • The Winnipeg Jets had a great run, but unfortunately it came to an end a little early.  The only positive I can take from them not making the final, is it will probably end up saving me about $2000 in tickets/beer.
  • I sprained by back about 2 weeks ago, and have basically been hobbling around for half the month.  I went to the doctor yesterday, and am currently on 3 different prescriptions…and will get an xray next week if it’s not better…fun times.
  • Got a speeding ticket – which cost me $220. It was after a massage, on the way to pick up the kids from daycare – on a route I NEVER take, but used my GPS to figure out the best way to get there – and of course, there was a school zone which I must have missed (as I was rushing to get the kids).
  • The last couple of weeks have been pretty rough at home.  Aside from me throwing out my back, Amber & Holland have been sick and Isaac has a crazy diaper rash…not fun to say the least. Finally after 2 weeks, things seem to be getting better on all fronts (except my back).
  • Got a quote and hired a guy to replace the eaves-troughs  at the cabin ($700)
  • Started a new feature on the blog – called “Better know a blogger” where I interview some of my favorite financial bloggers. You can view all of the interviews on my blogroll page.
  • Had the highest ever traffic to the blog this month.  A lot of traffic came from myownadvisor.ca who featured a link to my bar 🙂
  • Had my first decent yard sale find of the season ($5.00) see below:Frugal Investing Blog yard sale winnipeg

Financial Highlights for May:

  • Amber got her first 2 pay cheques since going back to work 🙂
  • Continued bi weekly payments into RRSPs & Spousal RSP.
  • Received 3 dividend increases (Algonquin Power, Power Corp & Western Forest)
  • Pretty slow month as far as dividends/distributions go, but expecting a big boost next month when XAW pays it’s semi annual distribution.
  • Even with no new stock purchases, dripped 19 new shares/units.  I was paid from 5 companies and 1 fund in May.
  • With the added DRIP’s my forward annual income cracked $6,000.00

Passive Income Update For May 2018.

TFSA’S:

Diversified Royalty: $9.21 (dripped 2 shares)

Artis Reit: $50.94 (dripped 3 shares)

Interrent Reit: $2.32

Plaza Reit: $26.20 (dripped 6 shares)

Chorus Aviation: $10.96 (dripped 1 share)

TFSA’s Total: $99.63

RRSP:

Canadian Equity Income Distribution: $218.89 (dripped 7.4 shares)

Total Passive Income May 2018:  $318.52

 

Portfolio Update:
My portfolio hit an all time high this month, as it currently sits at $308,820.03! My portfolio increased by 1.54% month over month. Dividends grew by a whopping $1.61 vs last May(0.5%).

Current Watch List:

Andrew Peller: ADW

Nexus Reit NXR.UN

InterRent Reit: IIP

Northview Apartment Reit: NVU

Caledonia Mining: CAL

Added a new name to my watchlist this month (Nexus Reit).  I previously owned Edgefront Reit which was merged to create Nexus.  I am still very interested in adding to my position in IIP as well.

Make sure to check back this week as I will be adding more interviews with some of my favourite financial bloggers.

Thanks for reading, and good luck in June!

Better know a Blogger: Featuring Cameron @ Millennial Dividends

The financial blogging community is a pretty tight knit group. Although I’m new to the blogging side of things, I’ve been an audience member for over 5 years, reading people’s stories, learning from them, and following their financial journeys.  There are probably 30+ people I have been following for years, who I could tell you their investing styles, what stocks they own, and perhaps even their average dividend income just off the top of my head.  What I couldn’t do however is tell you a little more about the people behind the portfolio’s…which is what inspired me to reach out to a few of my favourites, and try  to get to know them better.

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be featuring some of my favorite bloggers and try to shed some light on their personal lives, investing philosophies and more.

I hope you have been enjoying the previous interviews.  You can view them on my blogroll page HERE

Welcome to Volume 3 of “Better Know A Blogger”!

Today I will be featuring Cameron from Millennial Dividends. Cameron is a bit newer to dividend investing, and a bit younger than most in the community but has already amassed a portfolio worth almost $200,000 (thanks in part to scooping up cheap Facebook shares back in the day).  The first 2 interviews I’ve done so far have both answered “yes” to have you ever been arrested, will Cameron do the same?  Keep reading to find out…

I’ve broken down my questions into 4 sections:

  • Personal Info
  • Financial Info
  • Deep Thoughts
  • Lightning Round

Without further ado…I’d like to introduce you to Cameron from Millennial Dividends

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Name: Cameron

Age: 27

Where do you live:  Arlington,VA

Tell me something awesome about your city:  Close to Washington DC which is the nation’s capital and has tons of things to do.

What do you do for a living:  IT Consultant

Are you married:   Not yet

Do you have any Kids? Pets:   One dog

Website: Millennial Dividends

Twitter:  @MoneyDividends

Why do you blog:  I started my blog for two reasons. The first being that I wanted to share my story and success with others and hopefully help others achieve financial independence at an early age. The idea of working until you are 65 is outdated and now more than ever we possess the tools to achieve financial freedom early. I started to bounce ideas off other people and hopefully inspire others. If I can help even just a handful of people in even just a small way then that would be pretty cool. The second reason is to see if I could make some money blogging. So far I haven’t done that yet, but I haven’t really put all my energy into blogging. For now I just wanted to see where it would take me.

In your opinion – what is the best thing you’ve ever published (link):  I don’t know actually. I really haven’t written enough and probably nothing is that great so far, but I’m happy with my custom excel sheet I’ve created and published for others to use. It has a bit of manual work in it, but I pull a lot of data from google and nasdaq automatically which can easily notify me of dividend increases or decreases. 

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Why do you invest/What is your ultimate financial goal:  Financial freedom. I invest in dividend growth stocks to generate passive income that could one day cover all of my expenses or most of my expenses and then I could work part time doing anything I wanted. I really enjoy investing and love seeing the power of compound growth. 

When did you start investing: 2012 was the first year I bought stock, but it wasn’t really until the summer of 2014 that I started the dividend investing strategy. 

How long until you will be financially free (wont NEED to work): That is hard for me to answer at this point because I don’t know my future expenses yet. I know I’ll be getting married in a few years and probably having kids after that. It also depends on my 401k and my non dividend growth stocks. Its possible that I could retire when I’m 35, but it could also be closer to 40 as well. 

 What will you do in retirement:  Anything I want. If there are days I want to just lay on the couch then so be it, but I will remain active and will try to keep myself busy. If I want to work in an industry that I enjoy then I’ll do that. The possibilities are endless and that’s why I love the idea so much. 
Do you share your portfolio? If so, what is the current value: Yes I do, my total portfolio is around $205k (this includes 401k, non dividend stocks as well)
What is your net worth: It is around 200k if you subtract credit cards

What % of your salary do you invest/save each year:   I try for upwards of 50% but it has been hard the past 1-2 years with some unexpected expenses (dog, moving, surgery)

Do you invest in funds or individual stocks & why:  I invest in stocks because I like to try and get a little higher dividend yield and I can pick companies that may be undervalued a good amount even if the market is at all time highs. 

If I gave you $10,000 right now to invest in 1 stock – what would you pick & why:  This is an incredibly hard question because there are so many good stocks out there. If you are looking at long term value you may want to pick a company like Apple, but if you are looking for a higher dividend you could look at a company like Johnson & Johnson 

What was your biggest financial fuck up: I invested in some penny stocks right out of college. I saw the potential to get rich and thought I could do that and not have to work anymore. This was pretty stupid as they are so risky and a lot of them seem to be horrible/fake companies. I probably lost a couple grand, but I learned a lot from that and I’m on the right track now. 


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Is there a God:  I’m agnostic and I believe there is something else beyond life, but to that I have no idea. I think it is a little ridiculous for anyone to think they know the definitive answer to that question. I think the most important thing is just being a good person. 

When you die, what is 1 thing you hope people think of/remember you for:  Being a good person/good dad/family person

Do you vote? Who did you last vote for: I do, last voted in the presidential campaign and lets just say I didn’t vote for Trump. 

What do you think the next big technological advance will be:  Self driving cars are probably the closest technological advance. We are very close to achieving fully autonomous cars. There will be a lot of government hurdles, but we are very close. 

What is the single biggest threat to humanity:  Ourselves. WW3 or climate change although I’m optimistic that we will find a solution to climate change or greatly slow the effects down.

What are you most proud of & why: Probably my portfolio. After reading articles of where people are supposed to be financially at certain ages it seems that I’m way ahead of the pack. I’ve made an effort to save and invest as much as I can over the past couple years and it is really paying off. My dedication to this strategy has put me in a great position in life and hopefully retiring very early will be within my grasp.

If you knew you only had 1 year to live – how would you spend it: I would travel the world.

What is one thing most people don’t do – but everybody SHOULD do to make the world a better place:  Recycle or be more environmentally conscious.

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Favorite Movie:  Interstellar (but really don’t have one favorite)

Favorite TV Show:  Game of Thrones

Favorite book:  The old man and the sea

First Job:  Golf course caddy

Have you ever been fired:   No.

Which website do you spend the most time on:  Yahoo Finance

Favorite Cocktail: Moscow Mule

Favorite Beer:  IPA – Too many favorites

Favorite Sports Team: Washington Redskins

Have you ever been arrested?  No

Dogs or Cats:  Dogs

Sex or Beer:  Both

Does your spouse/partner read your blog: No

How often do you check your portfolio (be honest):  Every day

How often do you check your website stats (be honest):  A few times a week

**Bonus question submitted by my wife (I asked her what ONE question I should ask):

What do you put on your hotdog: Just Ketchup

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Thanks for taking the time to do this Cameron!  All the best in 2018.

If you’d like to be featured in an upcoming “Better know a blogger” piece, or have any specific questions you’d like to ask others in the community let me know!

Better know a Blogger: Featuring: Rob @ PassiveCanadianIncome

The financial blogging community is a pretty tight knit group. Although I’m new to the blogging side of things, I’ve been an audience member for over 5 years, reading people’s stories, learning from them, and following their financial journeys.  There are probably 30+ people I have been following for years, who I could tell you their investing styles, what stocks they own, and perhaps even their average dividend income just off the top of my head.  What I couldn’t do however is tell you a little more about the people behind the portfolio’s…which is what inspired me to reach out to a few of my favourites, and try  to get to know them better.

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be featuring some of my favorite bloggers and try to shed some light on their personal lives, investing philosophies and more.

I hope everyone enjoyed the previous interview with Tom @ Dividends Diversify – if you missed it you can read it HERE

Welcome to Volume 2 of “Better Know A Blogger”!

Today I will be featuring our first Canadian to the series, and an overall good guy (even though he is a Maple Leafs fan).  Rob is the same age as me, and between his dividends, private investments and recently added solar panel income, he is generating over $1000/month in passive income!  Check out that smile too – what a cutie (sorry ladies he is married).

I’ve broken down my questions into 4 sections:

  • Personal Info
  • Financial Info
  • Deep Thoughts
  • Lightning Round

Without further ado…I’d like to introduce you to Rob from PassiveCanadianIncome.

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Name: Rob

Age: 35

Where do you live:  Ontario

Tell me something awesome about your cityClose knit community, really friendly people. Our lcbo is like the one’s up north in cottage country!

What do you do for a living:  Landscaping. From simple gardens to dream backyards. Been doing this for 20 years now. Love what I do. I work with a great group of people outdoors, soaking up the sun and getting a free workout. Running the skidsteer’s and excavators is just a bonus!

Are you married:   Yup, Married for 6 years but were together for 7 before that. 13 years total. I dunno how she does it, must be the new move =)  

Do you have any Kids? Pets:   Yessir, 2 kids now. Our son is 5 and we just had our daughter a couple months ago. That’s it though, 2 is enough for me. Don’t want to get out numbered.

Website: PassiveCanadianIncome.ca

Twitter:  @PassiveCndIncom

Why do you blog:  I honestly started just because I loved the community. I was reading a bunch of bloggers and commenting a bunch but I didn’t have a site to follow through onto. I also saw how much it seemed to help people excel since they had a following watching them routing them on!  Way back when I was like 16 I had a Geocities page and thought i’d give it another go. Starting the site definitely helped us improve our finances and also Id like to educate people a bit. A couple years ago I thought being a millionaire was a dream, now its real and very doable. Financial education is something the system is really lacking in unfortunately.

In your opinion – what is the best thing you’ve ever published (link):  This one is a hard one, but I would have to pick THIS ONE for the fact I mentioned above. I used to think being rich or a millionaire was a illusion or some big dream. In one year since creating the site we increased our passive income by over $12,000. That feels awesome. Its a pat on the back but it also hopefully shows others it can be done. We are a average couple who just started learning about finances from books and blogger’s. Slowly we copied what they were doing and the results show themselves. The future definitely looks good.

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Why do you invest/What is your ultimate financial goal:  I used to live paycheque to paycheque and carried a tonne of debt. Having money just feels good. We can take more time off, travel more and generally experience more unique memories. Money is not everything, but its nice to not have to stress about it. 

Growing up my dad was a single parent raising 3 kids. We weren’t dirt poor but you could tell money was a little tight. My childhood was pretty good but we couldn’t afford me playing hockey or brand name clothes etc. Soccer it was! Brand name clothes don’t really matter to me now, but in middle school Loony tunes shirts weren’t so cool….. I want to be financially secure so my kids can basically participate in whatever they would like. Can go to college or university and not worry about student loans. Id love to be in the position to stop working whenever we want. Or maybe just work a couple hours a few mornings a week. Ultimate financial goal is hard. A paid off house with 75k in yearly passive income would be sweet. I would like to travel a lot and also keep donating to charities if I could.   

When did you start investing: I started investing in the stock market early in 2016, but that was just the odd bit.  I started investing in precious metals back in like 2014.  I still have them but they suck for cashflow!

 

What will you do in retirement:   Hopefully sell our place, move to a cottage and go fishing all the time. Continue to travel the world. Slather on the oil of olay and hope these good looks can continue! 

What % of your salary do you invest/save each year:  No exact percentage. Depends on the plans. Money is also meant to be spent. We kinda freestyle, but make sure we are still investing. That’s all I care about.

Do you invest in funds or individual stocks & why:  I got one fund its of just us stocks. Id like to add a good International fund soon in the rrsp. Other than that just individual stocks. Their yield tends to be higher than funds and also I know what stocks and at what price I’m buying them

If I gave you $10,000 right now to invest in 1 stock – what would you pick & why:  Tricky, id like some diversification. Being a dividend guy Id pick one or 2 so that I can get the drip. As a Canadian Id want a stock in a TFSA so there’s no tax at all. I like the idea of Enbridge or maybe td bank. If I was picking a non Canadian stock maybe I would put it all into Disney. I love what Disney is doing, they are dominating the movie scene. Espn streaming service has a tonne of potential (they just need to play more games) A Disney streaming service will be absolutely solid, oh yeah and they got their parks…….

What was your biggest financial fuck up: Hmmmmm not starting earlier? In my 20’s I made good money but made it rain every Friday. Buying precious metals in 2014 when that money could of been worth more now in dividends and capital appreciation. Life lessons, nothing I could do now. Maybe if I was more frugal in my 20’s I wouldn’t of went out that night I met my future wife.


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Is there a God:  I’m catholic but don’t practice, my wife does though. Unfortunately I think religion is the cause of most wars these days…….. Something or someone out there seems to be looking out for me though and keeps nudging me in the right direction it seems.

When you die, what is 1 thing you hope people think of/remember you for:  I hope friends/family remember that I would do almost anything for any of them and I was always true to my word

What do you think the next big technological advance will be:  I’m not a huge techie. I love what Elon Musk has been doing, he is a true visionary. Id love to see this hyper loop become a reality all over the place.

Do you vote? Who did you last vote for: Of course I vote, Conservative all the way. Governments should manage their money just like individuals. You can’t keep printing money and putting the country or province in more and more debt. It won’t end well

What is the single biggest threat to humanity:  Pollution. We as a whole are disgusting. Approximately 1.4 billion pounds of trash per year enters the ocean. That’s Fu&ked! We need to step up our game and do better. Maybe this could be the next technological advancement.

What are you most proud of & why: I guess our Son. It sounds weird but our daughter is still a baby. Hes a great kid, always sharing and being nice. Its like a real life role playing game. Pretty dam cool!

If you knew you only had 1 year to live – how would you spend it: Woah deep! Travel with family, so they have some great memories of me. Beers with friends, stop wasting time and probably just say yes to a lot more things and not over think them.

What is one thing most people don’t do – but everybody SHOULD do to make the world a better place:  Say Hi and compliment each other more. Its always weird when I work in the city and say hi to people and they look at you weird for saying hey.

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Favorite Movie:  Joe Dirt

Favorite TV Show:  Alone

Favorite book:  Dave Ramsey – Total Money Makeover

Best looking blogger you follow:   Leo – Isaved5K haha!

First Job:  Boston Pizza – Dish Pig

Have you ever been fired:   Yeah.

Which website do you spend the most time on:  Fool.ca

Favorite Cocktail:  Rum & Coke.

Favorite Beer:  An open one! Cameron’s – Cosmic Cream Ale.

Favorite Sports Team: Toronto Maple Leafs*

*Editors Note: Poor Bastard

Have you ever been arrested?  Yes…*

*Editors note: 2 Interviews done – and somehow 2/2 on this question…should I be worried?

Dogs or Cats:  Dogs

Sex or Beer:  Yes

Does your spouse/partner read your blog: When I ask her if she reads it then she does..

How often do you check your portfolio (be honest):  Daily

How often do you check your website stats (be honest):  Daily

**Bonus question submitted by my wife (I asked her what ONE question I should ask):

What do you put on your hotdog: mustard, ketchup, spicy blend of peppers. Cheese and onions if its a special occasion =)

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Thanks for taking the time to do this Rob!  All the best in 2018.

If you’d like to be featured in an upcoming “Better know a blogger” piece, or have any specific questions you’d like to ask others in the community let me know!

Better know a Blogger: Featuring: Tom @ Dividends Diversify

The financial blogging community is a pretty tight knit group. Although I’m new to the blogging side of things, I’ve been an audience member for over 5 years, reading people’s stories, learning from them, and following their financial journeys.  There are probably 30+ people I have been following for years, who I could tell you their investing styles, what stocks they own, and perhaps even their average dividend income just off the top of my head.  What I couldn’t do however is tell you a little more about the people behind the portfolio’s…which is what inspired me to reach out to a few of my favourites, and try  to get to know them better.

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be featuring some of my favorite bloggers and try to shed some light on their personal lives, investing philosophies and more.

I decided to start with Tom from Dividends Diversify.  I started with Tom for 2 reasons.

First of all Tom is older, and further along financially than most bloggers I follow.  He is already past the “accumulation” stage, and is now using dividends to help support his lifestyle.  I thought it would be cool to start with Tom because he can serve as inspiration to new investors – showing them that it is possible to get to the promise land (financial independence).  Tom is a teacher by trade, and does a great job sharing his financial knowledge to anyone willing to listen.  I previously joked that in the financial blogger world Tom is kind of like everyone’s favourite uncle and after reading some of his responses you will understand why 🙂

The second reason I decided to start with Tom is………..he was the first one to reply to my email:)

I’ve broken down my questions into 4 sections:

  • Personal Info
  • Financial Info
  • Deep Thoughts
  • Lightning Round

Without further ado…I’d like to introduce you to Uncle Tom from Dividends Diversify!

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Name: Tom

Age: 53

Where do you live:  Suburban town in the Midwestern United States

Tell me something awesome about your cityNice homes, pretty neighborhoods, walkable, fun downtown with lots of bars, restaurants and summer events.

What do you do for a living:  Retired at 48 from a 27 year career as a CPA and corporate finance and accounting professional.  I now work part time as an accounting and business instructor at a local university.  Teaching had always been of interest to me.  I loved college and several of my undergraduate professors helped me find my way at a young age.  I also enjoyed mentoring and helping others develop in the work place.  So when I pulled the trigger on financial independence, I set off to be a college instructor.

Are you married:  Yes.  My wife’s name is Cindy, coming up on 20 years in 2019.  I’m lucky.  She is pretty sweet and supportive of a goof like me.

Do you have any Kids? Pets:   No kids or pets.  I guess I am the ultimate minimalist.  If we ever get a dog, we will name him or her “Pork Chop”.

Website:  Dividends Diversify

Twitter: @TomDividends

Why do you blog:  I read several blogs about personal finance and dividend stock investing in the mid 2000’s when I was dreaming of financial independence.  I thought that I could do that someday, but I was very busy with work at the time.  I also always wanted to develop and write a personal finance and investing newsletter.  So finally, the time was right and I put the two concepts together in 2017 and started Dividends Diversify.  I actually have a mission statement for my blog that sums up what I’m trying to do:

Dividends Diversify is a personal finance website with emphasis on building passive income by investing in dividend stocks.  The content on Dividends Diversify promises to entertain and educate the reader about building wealth in pursuit of financial independence.

In your opinion – what is the best thing you’ve ever published (link):  That’s a tough one.  I’m kind of hard on myself.  I guess I will go with my article:
Timeless Investing Principles.
The article walks through my 40 plus years as an investor and culminates in 15 timeless investing principles that most everyone can relate to.

After I wrote the article, I was kind of taken back by the breadth of experiences I have encountered as an investor.  For example, I was at the Chicago Board of Trade building auditing a discount investment brokerage firm in 1987 when the market crashed on Black Monday.  I didn’t know it at the time, but I experienced a little part of investing history that day.  Panic set in and it was pretty wild.

 

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Why do you invest/What is your ultimate financial goal:  Financial security and to provide for options in life aside from “working for the man”.

When did you start investing:  My Dad helped me buy my first stock at age 10 with my lawn mowing and paper route money.  He got me into a dividend reinvestment plan with a local electric utility company.  Imagine that.  Now I run Dividends Diversify.  It must be in my blood.

What will you do in retirement:   Both my wife and I are doing “phase 1” retirement right now, working in encore careers.  “Phase 2” is just a fuzzy vision at this point.  Good health willing, it will come into focus over the next few years.

What % of your salary do you invest/save each year:  We actually spend a little more than our salaries right now.  The excess spending is covered by dividends.  Back in our big earnings years as a dual income no kids couple we saved a ton.

Do you invest in funds or individual stocks & why:  Both.  I think both can play an important part of a diversified investment portfolio.

If I gave you $10,000 right now to invest in 1 stock – what would you pick & why:  I can’t answer that because I don’t think that way.  It’s not about the one big winner to me.  It’s about a diversified buy and hold portfolio.  So, I would take that $10K and spread it around to two or three of my current holdings that look good to me at the time.  My wire transfer instructions will be included in a separate note.

What was your biggest financial fuck up:  Not maxing out my 401k in my 20’s and early 30’s.  For most years, I gave the minimum to get the company match.  I wanted to have ready access to my money so I could spend it.  Bad boy!


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Is there a God:  I think so, but I’m not very religious.  My mother raised me as a Catholic, but she would be very disappointed in me now from that standpoint.

When you die, what is 1 thing you hope people think of/remember you for:  Just being a down to earth humble guy.  I hate arrogance and do everything I can to avoid it.

What do you think the next big technological advance will be:  Not sure.  I’ve never been much of a tech visionary.  I always do envision my/our future and I think that has been key to success.  I always say if you can envision it, you can achieve it.  I also once worked for a man that said we are only limited by our thoughts, so think big.

What is the single biggest threat to humanity:  This question is beyond my pay grade.

What are you most proud of & why:  No one in my immediate family has a college degree.  So, I’m proud of carving my own path as a teenager, being an independent thinker, working my tail off, adapting and not letting life’s hurdles stop me from achieving a vision most people do not understand.

If you knew you only had 1 year to live – how would you spend it:  When the time comes, I hope I go quickly so I don’t have to think about it.  Honestly, if I don’t wake up tomorrow, I’m happy with my life.

What is one thing most people don’t do – but everybody SHOULD do to make the world a better place:  Just be nice to people.  Be respectful, humble, kind and courteous.  It’s easier said than done.

 

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Favorite Movie:  The Big Lebowski

Favorite TV Show:  The Andy Griffith Show and The Big Bang Theory

Favorite book:  I read the Wall Street Journal.

Best looking blogger you follow:   Don’t have one.

First Job:  Mowing lawns.

Have you ever been fired:   Yes.

Which website do you spend the most time on:  Dividends Diversify.

Favorite Cocktail:  Vodka on the rocks with a lemon twist.

Favorite Beer:  I love beer and drink many kinds.

Favorite Sports Team:  Chicago Bears

Have you ever been arrested?  Yes.  Once.  I was 15.* 

*Editors note*I should have asked a follow up*

Dogs or Cats:  Dogs

Sex or Beer:  Yes

Does your spouse/partner read your blog:  Yes.   And now she will read yours.

How often do you check your portfolio (be honest):  Daily

How often do you check your website stats (be honest):  Daily

**Bonus question submitted by my wife (I asked her what ONE question I should ask):

What do you put on your hotdog:  I like Chicago style dogs minus the sport peppers.  The Chicago hot dog is topped with yellow mustard, chopped white onions, bright green sweet pickle relish, a dill pickle spear, tomato slices or wedges, pickled sport peppers and a dash of celery salt.

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I wanted to send a quick thanks to Tom for being a good sport – and to everyone else I highly recommend his blog.  Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned investor – Tom will teach you something new I promise!

If you’d like to be featured in an upcoming “Better know a blogger” piece, or have any specific questions you’d like to ask others in the community let me know!