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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Celebrating 10 years of happy blogging and investing on the Dividend Girl!

Back on August 13, 2007, I was writing my very first post on my blog. At the time, I had a net worth of $11 572.57 and all I wanted was to hit on the $50 000 net worth, which seem to be a fortune for me. I taught it was going to take me forever to reach the 50k, its partly why I name my domain blog It was going to last forever! But oh surprise, I reached the famous $50 000 net worth on August 5, 2009. Easy first round. Even with only $50 000, I was on top of the world.

Next step was naturally. If I was able to reach the 50k so easily, could I possibly make it to the $100 000 net worth without any trouble? Well, it haven't been easy, the markets had been rough and tough, but at the end of 2013, beginning of 2014, I was there, the $100 000 net worth was at my door. 

Now 2 years later, I am sitting on a $167 778.96 net worth and all I want now is a $200 000 net worth. If I could be on the 200k net worth mark by the end of 2017, that would be very great. I am secretly dreaming that it will happen for the end of 2016 but you'll have to keep reading to find out! The 200k seem to be a lot more easier to reach than the 100k, but its all a matter of what will happen with the stock markets. With the help of Stockopedia, investing more over the US market could be the push I need to make it happen faster. One thing for sure, I am not aloud to make any investment mistakes never ever again. It seem like in 2016, I had been at top of the game so far. Its a game, and its a rough one, but there's big rewards at the end.

I won $95 at Loto Max which I happily cash in today and went shopping, all excited. I have a bit left of it, but it mostly went on clothes. I bought a great sweater and 2 pair of pants. At this time of year, I know its a terrible thing to say, but I am in the waiting for autumn to arrive and I am in the wait for the cold weather. I just want autumn to arrive. I have enough of the summer. All my flesh is in the waiting. Please accept my apologizes. I usually feel this way around this time of year. I guess its because I cannot stand the hot weather in Montreal. Enough of the summer! (sorry again).

Over the years and currently, my only financial "default" is not having any cash reserve - but perfection is not from this world, isn't? For me, the choice between investing or saving is way to easy: I invest whatever is available. I am not an example to follow in that matter. I cannot help it, I just cannot leave any money in my bank account. Maybe once I hit on the 200k I will begin to calm down a little, I don't know. For now, I am like a little hamster running and running like crazy in a little cage. lol!

Fact is, the catch with money is that its never enough. The more you have, the more you want. See, once I reached that famous first $50 000 net worth, I could had been smart and told myself ok, now I am going to leave money in my bank account to create a little emergency fund - but of course not! A good amount would be $15 000.

As you may notice, my net worth is now of $167 778.96. Would it be too much to ask for a $170 000 right in time for my birthday? Its now a the count down to August 27. Me and MA$E will be celebrating our birthday! :-)

And other last one.


Anonymous said...

Happy National Acadian Day!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dividend Girl,

Just want to say congratulation on celebrating 10 years of blogging as well as on achieving your dream net worth (50K, 100K, 150K).

I love reading your witty blog. You have inspired me to patiently grow my own investment and net worth.

I hope you do hit $170K on your birthday! I'm also sure you will have that $200K soon enough.

Keep on investing and of course, writing your blog!


FJ said...

Happy 10th birthday of this beautiful blog :) . As you said, you are now selecting only high quality stocks. It is the way to get rich! Keep it up!

Best Regards,

Blake said...

Why don't you put Morguard North American Residential Real Estate Investment Trust (MRG.UN): $1 980 into your TFSA. Monthly payout assuming this reit is monthly will be more favorable for tax purposes.

Best wishes on 170k!


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