2018 was our 6th full year of early retirement and world travel. It is nice, I highly recommend it.
It was also a year of many firsts – first visit to the Baltic countries, first time to pay rent in 2 places at once, first time traveling around a school calendar, and… the first year without expense tracking.
This week, a fairly common question from the inbox:
Hey Jeremy, thanks for the great blog! I’ve read all of your stuff. Like you, I’ve put a lot of our retirement portfolio into VTI / VTSAX. VTI pays about 2% which is only half of what the 4% rule allows us to spend. How can I live off just dividends? What about the other 2%?
The answer is simple: don’t live off just dividends.