In light of yesterday’s events in Brussels I received about a dozen of kind e-mails asking if I am okay and wether I’m safe. That’s why I wanted to put out a short post telling you guys that I am, in fact, good and felt safe at all times yesterday, even though I work close to Parliament and I commute past the bombed metro. My family and friends are safe too, although the tragedy left a strong impression on us all.
“Well, this is going to be interesting” was the first thought that popped into my head when I sat down to write this article. As you all know, the equities markets have been off to one of the worst starts to the year ever in 2016, so that doesn’t bode too well for the little financial independence portflio I’m trying to put together. And boy, how right I was!
Did you know that over 2 billion people use Unilever products every day? It’s true and I’m one of them. As the world’s third-largest consumer goods company the global nature of Unilever’s operations should come at no surprise. What’s more, the company remains one of Europe’s best performing dividend stalwarts with 36 years of consecutive dividend growth.
I’ve been tracking my income and expenses for a couple of years now and you guys have been able to follow along since I initiated this blog last year. December marks the final month of the first full year I’ve published my savings rate online. To top my already awesome year off, this month’s savings rate was through the roof again!
What’s more appropriate than a badass Donkey Kong, his buddy Diddy Kong, and trusty Rambi the Rhinoceros to depict the year 2015? Nothing in my humble opinion. DK’s smile, Diddy’s smug look, and Rambi’s forward-dashing stance clearly show how happy and satisfied I am with the progress I made this year and how dedicated I am to continue the same way in 2016. Also, it’s infographic time!