Tuesday, October 25, 2011

10/24 weekend update and quarterly dividend payouts

Well, I survived yet another end of the world prediction and also had a lot of fun at the Halloween costume party. I did not do a full setup of the camper because it was unnecessary, I barely had time to sleep in it.

I am out of propane again, 15 days after I last filled it up 10/10. Seems like it always runs out in the middle of the night. This may be the one part of the van that limits my long trips that I have planned. If I only have 15 days worth of propane then I guess that is the longest amount of time I can be away and still keep fresh food. I will have to play with the temperature knob and see if I can get a few extra days by turning it to a warmer setting, right now it is on max cold. Max cold is cold enough to cause frost buildup on the cooling grates, definitely needs a circulation fan. It seems like the small amount I use for cooking does not have much of an impact


I finally received the quarterly dividends from the two companies that I own stock in that pay quarterly dividends. Total income was $48, woot!!, equal to 2% per year on the cash I need although I only received a small portion of one stock that was recently purchased and I think that it has something to do with the time owned not being a whole quarter. (note: this is income is before I realized that I needed to redistribute to increase the dividend payouts, Q4 should be much more profitable, although it always is due to end of year capital gains payouts)

3 comments:

  1. Hey Darren, If you haven't already read "Your Money or Your Life" then I would check it out. It focuses on things you're probably already doing but could give you some encouragement if you're looking for it - also reminds you to be directed towards your dreams instead of just more free time. Its a hot book in simplicity circles.

    BTW - I just sold my hitop Westy that I'd been living in for a couple years - good luck on your quest!

    Mick

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  2. I've read the book and have plans to re-read it. It inspired me in 09 to pay off my only loan debt and basically started me down this path of simple living and financial independence. I wish more people would read and implement the ideas within.

    Congrats on the sale, I kinda wish I had an adventurewagon with the westy interior and some overpowered motor.

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  3. If you have any tips from living in your westy I would love to hear them/share on this blog.

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