This portfolio page shows the current holdings in our retirement and taxable brokerage accounts. I also share our forward 12-month investment income, total combined asset allocation, and a chart showing our progress toward financial independence.
Data is current as of November 15th, 2019.
Retirement Account Assets
We have six different retirement accounts, all with Fidelity. They include two traditional IRAs, two Roth IRAs, and two employer-sponsored retirement accounts (a 403(b) and 401(a) with my current employer).
I select index funds based on cost and finding funds that satisfy my target asset class with the broadest coverage (highest number of holdings).
Speculative stocks that I own in our retirement accounts are typically long-term growth stocks sourced through research and supplemental subscriptions services such as the Motley Fool Stock Adviser. Read my Motley Fool Stock Adviser review here.
Here’s a consolidated look at the retirement assets in our six retirement accounts (mobile users, scroll right).
Here’s the same list of assets broken out by retirement account type. Many funds are held among multiple accounts.
Here’s the breakdown of index funds vs. managed funds, cash, and individual growth stocks in our six retirement accounts:
This is another chart further breaking down the asset types:
I prefer to make these charts in Excel. But I do also keep track of my asset allocations in Personal Capital. The software categorizes certain assets differently, which is why the numbers don’t line up exactly. It considers my REIT index funds as alternatives.
Taxable Dividend Stock Portfolio
My dividend stock portfolio is the primary account that I’ve blogged about since the inception of RBD. Though I’m no longer reporting all of the specific transactions every quarter, I continue to share my portfolio holdings.
The bulk of this portfolio resides in a taxable account at Fidelity. When the cash balance reaches $1,500-$2,000, I make a new investment to increase shares in an existing holding or initiate a position in a new stock.
I also own ten stocks in a taxable account at M1 Finance. I invest $500 per month in these ten stocks and reinvest all the dividends. M1 Finance holdings are marked with an asterisks * in the table below. Read my M1 Finance review to understand how pie investing works.
Here’s current taxable dividend portfolio as of October 31st, 2019 (mobile users, scroll right):
Forward 12-Month Investment Income (F12MII, aka Forward Passive Income)
Here’s a newly formatted table for calculating forward income. I use this number to measure my passive income investments.
If I stopped earning a salary today, I’d expect to earn the F12MII as passive income in the following 12 months.
And here’s the more familiar income received vs. project chart I’ve been updating and sharing since January 2015:
Total Combined Asset Allocation
Combining both my retirement and taxable enables me to look at our broader exposure to the markets. I use these charts to better understand my portfolio for annual rebalancing purposes.
My target allocation is around 75%-80% stocks, 10%-15% bonds, and 5% (or less) cash.
Here’s a shot of my current Personal Capital allocation quilt. This view includes alternatives and college savings, so the proportions are off compared to the pie charts above. It consider’s investments such as traded REITs and real estate crowdfunding assets as alternatives.
Financial Independence Number
I multiply that number by 25 to give me a target financial independence number. Once our invested assets (which excludes the equity in our home and college 529 savings) surpass our financial independence number, we’ve reached financial independence.
I also calculate our FI number against net worth.
Based on this month’s numbers, we are 73.35% of the way toward reaching financial independence.
Subscribe to Retire Before Dad!
You'll receive my biweekly(ish) articles in your inbox and the FREE eBook 6 EASY Income Streams You Can Start Building Today!