Invest $26,000 in dividend stocks.Success! Budget and keep expenses at $600/mo (not including necessities).Failed! Don’t sell gold mining stocks yet for more dividend stocks!Failed!
Invest $3000 more in 3 new stocks by end of December.Failed! Post a blog with updates once every month. Failed!
Add at least 3 new dividend stocks to my portfolio.(Bought MO, PEP, VZ, HRL, CLX, BF.B, MCD) Success! Budget, document, and keep expenses at $700/mo (not including necessities).Success!(Using a budget application to document and keep track of spending, limited to $100 per week. Sometimes goes over $100 a week but still below $700 a month!) Don’t sell any gold mining stocks!Failed! (Sold all precoius metals shares at the end of 2016 for big profit.)
Find a way to fund the dividend portfolio with extra funds.Success! (Sold rhinestone shirts from ETSY account to fund the dividend portfolio!)
Max out IRA AccountFailed! 401K to reach $33,000 in Cost BasisSuccess! Reach $1000 in yearly dividends combined portfolios (401K, Roth IRA, Traditional IRA)Success!