I’m a dutch guy of 39 and I live in the center of The Netherlands. I love to cycle on my racing bike when the weather is nice. Also I enjoy reading and gaming. I studied economics and I’m currently employed as Business unit controller at one of the biggest retail companies of The Netherlands.
I enjoy my job and love it to be busy at the office, but still I don’t have the intention to work (fulltime) till the retirement age. Currently the retirement age in The Netherlands is set at 68, but it’s increased often based on the average life expectancy of the Dutch population.
I own a house and in the past years I used my salary to make extra repayments. As a result of the repayments and a growing salary I decided to do a monthly deposit of €1.500 to my broker account to build up a decent share portfolio. At the moment I reinvest all dividend income.
I did set a goal for myself to reach €1.000 in average monthly dividend income. Once reaching this first goal I can evaluate if I want to start working parttime or change to another job which is less stressfull than the current job I have. Although I really enjoy it to be busy at the office at the moment, I don’t know how I will experience this in a few years.