Once a month I like to talk about my total passive income for the month. I do this to track how much is coming in. Once I get over $2,000 a month in passive income, I will be in a great place. $2,000 a month is my crossover point. At that point, that money will be enough to cover all my expenses.
Here we have my passive income for the month of January.
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Taxable Account: $548.79
Retirement Account: $73.34
I updated my Passive Income page for the month.
Passive Income Report
What a lovely way to start the new year with over $1300 in passive income for the month of January. It is not as much as the $3117.83 I received for December, but I am very happy with the income since January tends to be a slower month.
My taxable account killed it Year over Year (YOY) with an outstanding growth of 189.25%. This is the highest I received from a first-quarter month since I started receiving passive income.
That $548 can pay for a lot of my bills. This income lessens my burden of having to pay for my bills with money I make activity. This is why I strived to reach that $2000 a month of passive income.
My Retirement account also saw a nice YOY growth. The growth was not as high as my taxable account, but it did saw a nice 12.12% growth. I am not actively putting more money into my Retirement Account because I am focusing on growing my income on my taxable account. This focus will allow me access to the money to be able to FIRE.
Last month I told my Tenant/Roommate that rent was only $600 for the month of December. That was my Christmas gift from me to him. We are now back to $700 for the month.
January of next year I will be increasing rent by $50 to a total of $750, so I am looking forward to that. I think he won’t have any problems since I have not raised rent for the past two years as well as this year.
All in all, I had an amazing January and I am looking forward to the year and further growth in all areas of my life and I hope that you grow in all area of your life as well!!
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