And so it begins…

I’m retired! Yay! Cue the horns, balloons and confetti.

Welcome. Did you know Financial Independence (FI) is freedom? I am going to begin this story explaining how I have come to understand this truth. Along the way, I’ll throw in details about how I retired at 55 and how I plan to fund my retirement.

I’m warning in advance this site will have a lean toward dividends as the primary leg of the retirement income stool. Gonna state right up front this isn’t about safe withdrawal rates (swr) out of a depleting portfolio. This is about investing in income generating businesses and living off of that income stream along with the other legs and glue that bind a real family’s retirement plan.

I’m glad your here. This is my first blog so be kind as I learn. Thank you.