Well this past week was pretty uneventful for me. Just grinding it out at work, as per usual. The bright spot is that every day that I'm at work I essentially am saving 70-80% of that days pay. That's the beauty of keeping your expenses low and investing the rest. Creating and sticking to a plan is the difference between achieving your goals or not.
I can't say the week was uneventful for the government or the stock market. The markets were whipsawed around by the continuing government shutdown and looming debt ceiling deadline on October 17th. Of course as things usually go, I had no capital to take advantage of the drop early in the week. By Thursday there were rumors of negotiations actually taking place and the markets rejoiced. Me? Not so much. Just as I was starting to compile my hitlist and get capital transferred over to my brokerage account, the markets went on a big run on Thursday and Friday to erase some of the value opportunities that were available. I don't expect anything major to come through this weekend and I'm hoping that negotiations end in a stalemate. Much like all the other government involved fiscal crises, I expect the status quo of 11th hour agreements to come again. Hopefully Mr. Market will be in a sour mood to start the week. What's on your hitlist should there be further weakness in the markets?
I'd just like to thank everyone that stopped by, commented, or shared posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit this past week. I truly appreciate it and it means so much to me. As usual, if there's anything you'd like me to take a closer look at feel free to let me know in the comments or by email.
Now on to the links!
Uncertainty in the markets by Dividend Growth Stock Investing
Accenture PLC (ACN) Dividend Stock Analysis by Dividend Growth Investor
Monthly update - September by All About Interest
The only thing that matters is your core portfolio by The Dividend Guy
Why I recently turned down some higher paying jobs by Get Financially Integrated
Aflac: Still Undervalued, still with risk by Dividend Monk
Will you retire better off than your parents by Retire Before Dad
New Purchase - TGT by Compounding Income
Should furloughed government employees be paid during the shutdown? by Frugal Rules
A real dividend growth machine: Q3 2013 review by Dividend Growth Machine
Recent Buy by Dividend Mantra
I hope everyone has a great weekend!