Phew, it sure has been a long time since I’ve updated my blog! Thankfully I have a day off work today, so I decided to take advantage of the bad weather to inform you guys on my progress. First up is an overview of my net worth after the first quarter of 2016.
Finally, a dividend update! Some of you thought I had thrown in the towel due to the lack of updates here, but nothing could be further from the truth. Financial independence through dividend growth investing remains one of my main goals even though I may take a detour once in a while.
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.