● Dividends, existing deposits, and new deposits invested at a 3.5% yield
● Dividend growth 1.5% above inflation. I want to project in today's dollars. Raw dollars tell me very little. I will buy fixed income assets too, I do not want to rely 100% on stocks. Fixed income has no dividend growth.
●Deposits of $500 per month. I can easily save $1,000 a month while in Korea, but I will be leaving soon. I intend to have children and may be getting married in the next 1-2 years. Deposits will be tough, but I should be able make more as my career progresses.
Assuming everything goes to plan, I'll be sitting on roughly $1,300/month (2013 dollars) in dividends! This will be a great addition to a military pension and would make me financially independent!
With a little luck and a lot of planning, I may be able to retire before age 50. A lot can go wrong here, but I believe this is very achievable.