Saturday, May 11, 2013

Weekly Roundup - May 11, 2013

This has been a crazy week.  Getting my mom out of the hospital and back home, followed by getting her healthy again took up most of the time from Saturday until Tuesday.  Since then it's been relatively quiet around here until yesterday a little after noon.  I was hoping it would be quiet as far as work was concerned but I got a phone call saying to be ready to possibly head out  Friday night.  No bueno!  I was really looking forward to being home through the weekend since I hadn't received a call yet, but that's what I get for thinking that might happen.  There's still a chance that I didn't have to leave yesterday, so I'll update y'all sometime this morning.

In other news I did loosen up the purse strings this past week and bought 4 books.  Ooops!  I never should have walked into Half Price Books or gone to their website.  I purchased Buffetology, The Single Best Investment, The Ultimate Dividend Playbook, and Options as a Strategic Investment for an average cost of $8.48 per book.  Not bad considering it would have be over $100 if I purchased all of them new through Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  I've never read any books on dividend growth investing and was hoping to find these at the Half Price Books that's near my house.  Well that never happened so it was time to just go on and order some.  I'm looking forward to getting a chance to read through all of them and will share my findings.

Thanks to everyone that mentioned Passive Income Pursuit this past week.  I truly appreciate it and couldn't help get the word out about dividend growth investing and reaching early financial independence out without all of you wonderful people.

Some great articles from this past week.

Why I will Never Regret a Dime Spent on Vacations by The Happy Homeowner

The Ideal Withdrawal Rate for Retirement does not touch principle by Financial Samurai

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Graduated from College by Frugal Rules

Having a high income doesn't make you "rich" by Johnny Moneyseed

Peter Lynch: Investing Lessons from the Masters by Get Financially Integrated

Waging War: Stock Direction by Brick By Brick Investing

My Weekend with Warren Buffet: Part 1 by 1500 Days to Freedom

Pay for College with Dividend Income by Dividend Ladder

Income/Expenses April 2013 by Dividend Mantra

Portfolio Status: May 2013 by My Financial Independence Journey

How to Invest Without a lot of Money by The First Million is the Hardest

Conservative Dividend Investors have 3 Options Right Now by Tim McAleenan Jr. at Seeking Alpha

Hope everyone has a great weekend and some great weather!  And if everything works out the way I'd like, I'll be enjoying another day at home with my wife.

8 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the mention, I really appreciate it. Have a great rest of the weekend!

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  2. Pursuit,

    Thanks for including me.

    Sorry to hear of some health woes for your mother, but it sounds like everything is okay now?

    Nice grab on some classic books there. The Ultimate Dividend Playbook is an easy and enjoyable read.

    Best wishes!

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    1. DM,

      No worries for my mom, she's all better now.

      I've been scouting out some of those books for a long time but could never find them on the cheap. I'd say getting them for about 30% of the Amazon price is awesome. I'm looking forward to getting to dive in to some of them. Now I just need to finish some other books that are already on my plate.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. All great books that you have there. The single best investment is definitely one of my favorites. I think you will enjoy that one!

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