My investment income for January rose to $53.58 from $42.85 the month before. Although my investments went down I added enough new money to my portfolio to cause a nice increase in my investment income. Since I started tracking my investment income last April it has risen from $27.50 a month to the current figure of $53.58 a month. If I could continue to grow my income at that rate I wouldn’t have any trouble retiring in 10 years and living on my investment income. It isn’t likely that I’ll be able to continue that rate of increase but I will try to keep it increasing as much as I can. I’ll be adding more money to my investments this month but after that I probably won’t be able to add more money until the end of the year. Maybe my income will increase without my contributing more money.
Disclaimer:This is not my actual investment income. To get this figure I first add up my retirement accounts, emergency fund, and any other money I consider permanent savings. What the total of my savings would earn at 6% interest for a month is my monthly investment income.