Happy holidays everyone!
I’ve been blogging on QuitYourDayJob101 since april 2014 and it’s been a fun year.
I spent a lot of times on my laptop learning about dividend growth investing, reading the blogs of my fellow bloggers, building a 35k portfolio yielding more than 1000$ of yearly dividend income, I went through a restructuring and ended up keeping my job, my wife was pregnant but had a miscarriage… phew… So many things can happen in a year!
2014 is almost over and 2015 is on its way… With it, will come plenty of new challenges and a new goal for me, bringing QuitYourDayJob101 to profitability.
Here are my 10 top posts of 2014 :
There are tons of posts about making money. I just kept the 18 best ways of making money on the side and provided the best guides I found on the web to help people out. I truly believe that if you want to eventually quit your day job, you have to start small and grow your side hustle into a small business. Instead of working in exchange for a salary and taking a second job, one could start a small a micro-business and grow it into a full time one. That’s how we can improve our live and do something we truly like.
Dividend growth investing has truly been a revelation to me. I think this is a sound, robust and simple strategy to achieve early retirement or retirement at any age. It’s a complete system allowing to both let your portfolio grow and also provide income without having to use any of the usual poor strategies people use like buying an annuity or using the 4% rule of thumbs to sell their stocks and live from the profit of their sales.
The dividend growth investing community is one that gave me a lot and I tried to give back in return. Dividend growth investing is getting pretty popular. It seems that there are new blogs everyday on the subject. My top 50 list was of high interest. You can also consult my blogroll for even more options.
It’s no secret that I love both wide moat stocks and dividend Aristocrats. They are the core of a great dividend growth portfolio. One of my goal is to achieve an 8% growth of income per year in my portfolio. This post was an attempt to identify stocks that could help me reach my goal.
This theme again… Wide moat and Aristocrats! This list is a screen of all the wide moat stocks (based on Morningstar) that are also part of the Dividend Aristocrats select list.
Ahh! We all want to do that once in our life! We want to tell the damn &?$hole to shove his job up his ass! Don’t we?! Well that was the first post I wrote on QuitYourDayJob101.
We all want traffic to our blogs and we all know that commenting on other blogs is one the ways to get some and build some backlinks and relationships with other bloggers in the same niche. But commenting can take a lot of time! CommentLuv is a niche plugin that provide the one who posts a comment a backlink to one of his recent posts. It’s a cool way to reward readers of your blog.
Is Warren Buffett a dividend growth investor? That’s a good question. I don’t know if he eventually became one but he owns a lot of the same stocks I’m interested in. In fact he was part of the Tim Hortons deal (I made a huge profit because of him) and he also bought Exxon at the same time I did. So I guess that great minds think alike!
I sometimes feel like if I were Rick from “Walking dead”. People around me, in the traffic, in the bus, at my job… they all look like zombies. They drink coffee to feel alive, but they are dead inside! That’s one of the post I enjoyed writing the most.
As a big fan of Georges Orwell, I had to write a post about the mean riches! This is my contribution!
Thank you for reading my posts and commenting on my blog. Thank you for sharing with me your knowledge, you good shots and mistakes. We all fellow bloggers and probably many of you readers, made great progress this year in our quest to early retirement. 2015 will bring more dividend growth, more opportunities to buy great dividend growth stocks and our passive income will grow along.
One done! I still have 12 years to go to reach early retirement…
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