6 years ago my DGI journey started!

I was browsing through my own reports and looking back at my first buys when I realised that I actually made my first stock purchase six years ago to the date (yesterday!). Incredible that it’s already been six years, time really flies whether you’re having fun or not. šŸ™‚

Thankfully my live in the past six years have been more about making & having fun than not, so I count myself among the fortunate ones. In the past years I have been able to see my eldest daughter grow up and start Primary school, seen my youngest being born and already on the verge of going to Primary school. We’ve seen our family shrink with the loss of our cat and being complete again with a new kitten a few months ago.

Financially it has been a great ride so far with a few dips in between, but all in all very succesfull years despite not really being that much of an expert in the DGI world but continously learning from books, articles and my fellow DGI bloggers.

Big shout out to (in random order and by no means complete list): Engineering Dividends, Simple Dividend Growth, Mr. Groeigeld, De kleine Kapitalist, Dividend Belegger, Dividend Portfolio, The Broke Investor, Dividend Diplomats, Geldnerd, Engineer my Freedom, EuropeanDGI and more.

On 20/2/2016 I bought my first shares 15 shares of Ahold-Delhaize, the store where we buy most of our groceries. A position I still have to this day, although I have expanded this postion tenfold. I’m now the proud owner of 150 shares of Ahold-Delhaize and still very happy with my purchases.

So this also also means that I’m over the halfway mark of my blogs title “Financially free in 10 years”. I’m guessing that it will take me at least another 10 years to be close to my endgoal of being able to make decisions based on something else then needing a fulltime paying job to pay our bills.

No worries, that means that you get to enjoy me for a lot more years! Hopefully you’ll stay with me with your interesting, funny and always educational comments. With that I would like to close this post with another big thank you to you, my dear readers. Here’s to the next 6 years!

8 thoughts on “6 years ago my DGI journey started!

  1. Thank you for the mention, reading the blog has been a joy and glad to hear it will be around for another 6 years. AD just dished out a massive raise and might explain why you are in such a chipper mood šŸ˜‚

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  2. Thanks mr. Robot, it has always been a pleasure to read your articles! Although it takes longer than expected, blogging really helps in staying sharp and motivated. Looking forward to the next years!

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  3. Congrats, Mr. Robot! And thanking you for your honorable mention. I am always impressed by the quality of your portfolio. I truly wish you a great continuation of your journey. If you like you are more than welcome to join on one of the infrequent online meetings in the european dividend growth community.

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    1. Thanks! I’m always impressed with the quality of your posts and your unique insights. Truly educational for me every single time.

      Hmmm, I’ve never participated in a meeting like that. That sounds interesting!


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