This blog is the story of my 5 year plan to go from zero to financial independence, through career progression, investing in shares, becoming a landlord and building a business.
At the time of starting I’m 40, have about 1400 in the bank. Debts of 16000, and 40000 in a pension. I own no property, I’m unemployed and been forced to move back in with my parents… I’ve been looking for work for 6 months. If you think that’s a bleak picture then I’m inclined to agree with you.
The shit hit the fan a while ago. The old cliche that life begins at 40 now seems disturbingly apt.
Now seems a good time to turn things around.
Goals by 2021
My goal is to have passive income of £2500 per month.
The will be split across three areas, with the contribution from each type looking something like this:
- Property Income of £850 per month
- Split across three rental properties
- Dividend Income of £850 per month
- At a dividend yield of 4% this requires holdings of £255,000.
- Side Business Income of £800 per month
Am I being overly optimistic or just plain stupid!? My quarterly Income Reports will track my performance. Time will tell if my reports are inspiring, or just plain embarrassing.
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