The first roundup of the 2nd half of the year. I still can't believe that 2013 is over halfway over. This past week was pretty good. It was relatively easy at work with pretty much 3 days of doing nothing. Unfortunately that meant staying at the rig instead of being at the house. Luckily last weekend my wife was able to drive over to San Antonio while I was free from work and we got to spend a good weekend together. It wasn't nearly the cheap weekend that we had before with the museum and free concert, but splurging every now and then is okay.
We ended up going to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, an amusement park, and despite the really hot weather it actually worked for us since most of the people were in the water park rather than the roller coaster area. Since the lines weren't all that bad we opted to wait the extra few minutes to get to sit in the front car on all of the rides. It was definitely worth it. They have a new ride at the park that actually opened just about a month ago and it was really good. The very first drop on the ride is almost vertical so they start you off with a bang. Sadly it was back to work for me and back to the house for my wife but it was great to see her again. Knowing that I can't be home with her all the time is one of the big drivers for me to stick with my plan for financial independence
Thanks to everyone that visited and mentioned Passive-Income-Pursuit this past week. I hope you had a great 4th of July holiday with family and friends.
Now on to some great articles from this past week.
Portfolio in action: Semi annual review by Dividend Growth Stock Investing
Why we're hoping for a net worth drop by Planting Our Pennies
You're gonna live a long, long life. Deal with it by Johnny Moneyseed
The Importance of Moats for Dividends by Get Financially Integrated
Common misconceptions about dividend growth investing by Dividend Growth Investor
General Electric (GE) Dividend Stock Analysis by My Journey to Financial Independence
Monthly Review: June 2013 by Dividend Growth Machine
June Recap by Compounding Income
Scottrade's FRIP and Diversifying Brokerages by Dividend Mantra
Dividends really are like snowballs by The Conservative Investor