As I'm writing this blog post, it's the day before Halloween. The typical reader of this blog is pretty mindful of spending. But for any newcomers to the blog or to the concept of financial independence retire early (FIRE), I want to remind everyone of this mind-boggling fact: Saving an extra 2% of your income could potentially shave years off of the time it takes you to achieve financial independence.
Why do I make this point? Because the average American household allocates over 2% of its budget to holiday spending each year and Halloween is one of the bigger spending holidays. It isn't that you should refrain from spending, but I believe we all can be more mindful of our spending to understand the impact that our spending decisions have on our financial lives.
With that rambling aside, I'd like to turn my attention to the dividend stock purchases that I made during the month of October 2021.