I've recently hit a milestone in my investment career! I'm now able to cover about 10% of my family household expenses all on my monthly dividends. I'm currently re-investing everything though so it's not helping me out during my frequent spells of little work.
So I'm going to go public with my goals for this year:
1> Grow my holdings 25% (through re-investments, trades, and any additional contributions I can add)
2> Grow my dividend payouts to be enough to cover 20% of my monthly budget.
Both are ambitious... I'm very confident about (1), but not so much about (2).
I'll let you know!