I’m glad you stopped by. I’m a 40-something old guy from The Netherlands, aka Pollie. I was born in the early 70’s somewhere in The Netherlands. As you can understand English is not my native language, so if you ever run into a grammatical error, please forgive me.
I have a family with two little kids, a day job, a house with a garden and this blog to keep me busy. So not much different from you; an investor with a busy life with limited time to trade. I’m a passionate investor who started back in 1997 when I had my first job. In the beginning I had more time than money. I spent a lot of time reading different kind of books. Just to educate my self. I invested in mix funds, individual stocks and options. I used to spend 2-3 hours per day looking at screens, analyzing trends and figuring out which will be the next stock to surge. After the birth of my firstborn I didn’t had that much time anymore.
When I turned 40 I looked at my net worth and I was shocked. This motivated me to get my act together. I started rearranging my portfolio and started with dividend-growth-investing. I realize that I should have started earlier. But I can’t change my past but I can influence my future! This Blog is a written account of my journey. I started this blog in June 2014 after being inspired by some of the many great personal finance blogs out there that chronicled their individual journey’s to financial independence and retirement. I wanted to share my journey to hopefully inspire others and also to track my progress towards my ultimate goal of financial independence by age 50.
I hope you enjoy reading about my journey to financial independence here at Polliesdividend. If you’re a fellow blogger, feel free to add my blog to your blogroll. Thanks.