Interview by Kanwal from Simply Investing

The following is an excerpt from the interview that I had with Kanwal.  The full interview can be found at the Simply Investing website.

I recently had the honour of interviewing the blogger behind the awesome blog Passive-Income-Pursuit!

Passive Income Pursuit has been blogging since 2011 and his blog covers my favorite topic, dividend investing!  So I invited him to share his investing knowledge and experience with us.

Kanwal:  Tell me a little bit about yourself and your blog.

Passive Income Pursuit:  I was laid off in January 2009, and while it was frustrating at the time, as my unemployment period continued on I realized there's so much more to go after in life than being stuck in an office.  I used that time to improve my relationships, my body, and continue to learn.  Before then the thought of retiring at sometime other than the traditional retirement age never crossed my mind.  I just didn't think it was possible until I started reading and learning about investing and luckily came across dividend growth investing.  I now feel so much more in control of my finances and the end game of financial independence is in sight. serves two purposes.  One is to be a live journal chronicling my investing strategy.  I think the best part about this is that it allows me to look back and see why it is I made a purchase or sell.  One of the biggest factors with investment success is to avoid the big mistakes.  I've made my fair share, but my blog lets me go back in time to see why I made the decision and correct the errors in my thinking.  The second purpose for my blog is to help teach and motivate others.  I've met several people that have started to take control of their own investing because of my blog and I just hope to continue helping others.  The funny thing is I get inspired by my readers probably more than they do from me.

Click here to read the rest of the interview!


  1. A great and very interessting interview, PIP!

    Have you seen Kanwal personally?
    Or you have the interview conducted by phone or Skype?
    Kanwal looks very simpatico.

    Very nice:
    "Kanwal: Why do you feel your approach is the best?
    Passive Income Pursuit: What’s not to like?" :-)

    Best whishes!

    1. D-S,

      No I haven't met Kanwal in person but I'd like to. One thing I'm hoping to do over the rest of this year and next year is to meet some of my favorite bloggers. I'll possibly be meeting 2-3 this coming weekend and then we'll have to see about trying to get some more meetups going.

      Ha, I'm glad you liked that answer.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Hey, I just finished reading your interview in the simple investing website and wanted to say Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expereince. I'm a big fan of dividend growth investing. I'm trying to build a solid portfolio for long-term.

    1. Frugal Man,

      For most investors I pretty much have 2 recommendations. The hands off approach, broad based index funds/ETFs, and for those that want a more hands on approach, DGI. It's a great base to build the core or even a whole portfolio from. Just curious, did you happen to find my blog from my site or the SI site? I always find it interesting where people find my little home on the internet.

      Thanks for stopping by!

    2. Thank you.. I found your blog from your site, then read your full interview at the simple investing.


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