Now that the first half of 2021 has passed, I did a review of my passive income and discovered that my 1H2021 dividend income is +18.5% vs 1H2020.
I have mentioned previously that my aim is for my dividend income to recover to pre-Covid levels by end 2021. Next year, I hope for further dividend growth and to achieve Financial Independence by end 2022.
Financial Independence occurs when passive income is sufficient to meet your current standard of living.
However, that doesn't mean early retirement for me. Unlikely many who seem to hate their jobs (or those who hate their jobs probably surf internet forums during office hours to complain about their job), I'm happy with my job. Getting a salary and being able to work from home a few days a week (all that savings in transport time), I count myself fortunate.
I guess it also helps that I live in a spacious enough condo that I have my own 'home office.' Those who are cooped up in a shoebox condo might well prefer to be in the office.