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.