Somehow yet another week has flown by. I had to head back to work but I was just glad I got the weekend off and got to spend it having fun with my wife. Thankfully no other issues with the house to have to take care of. This week was done in a flash, although I think that's mainly because I know I only had about a week to be gone. On Monday I'll be getting to go back home as I had another week of vacation to take. The vacation will mainly be a chance for me to just relax and get a lot of things done both at the house and with the blog. I have several tasks that I'm planning on accomplishing for the blog alone and I'm excited to get started on them. The blog world is truly amazing. Next weekend my wife and I will be heading, ironically, to San Antonio. Ironic because I'm actually working only an hour or so from there. Her and some friends are running in the San Antonio Rock N Roll Half Marathon. I think this is her 4th straight year to do this particular run. It should be a great time and I'm looking forward to it.
A few weeks back in my weekly roundup I talked about Fantex, a new company that is selling IPOs in athletes. Essentially they're giving the athletes upfront cash for a certain percentage of their future income streams. Well I found another article that is along the same lines, only this time it's for young entrepreneurs that are unfortunately loaded up with student loan debt and can't afford to start their own business. Now this idea I could get behind a bit more than Fantex, but unfortunately there's net worth/income limitations as it's a very risky proposition. Depending on the idea the young entrepreneur has and how much money they're asking for they must give up the right to between 1% and 7% of their future income streams over a 5 or 10 year period. Of course this is definitely not for the faint of heart but it's better than the Fantex idea. I have a feeling that not nearly as many young health entrepreneurs will have their income jeopardized by a hit that was one inch too low or too high. I'd love to be able to be on Shark Tank if I ever happen to win the lottery. How much upfront cash would you ask for to give up say 4% of your income stream over the next 5 years?
I'd just like to thank everyone that has stopped by Passive-Income-Pursuit this past week. Every day I'm amazed that there's so many wonderful and smart people that are pursuing or interested in pursuing financial independence. Thanks again.
Now on to the links.
Top five things you can do when the market overheats by The Dividend Guy
Kimberly Clark Dividend Fact Sheet by Dividend Engineering
Your savings ability is your golden goose by The Passive Income Earner
Passive income update - October 2013 by Roadmap 2 Retire
Money buys happiness by FI Fighter
McDonald's Dividend Stock Analysis by Dividend Growth Stock Investing
Dividend income update - October 2013 by Dividend Mantra
Dividend investors should ignore market fluctuations by Dividend Growth Investor
What my mom taught me about personal finance on Frugal Rules
Monthly review: October 2013 by Dividend Growth Machine
17 things that will push you from middle class to first class by Johnny Moneyseed
What are business development companies? by Pulling Ourselves Up Financially
I hope everyone enjoys their weekend. I know I'll be enjoying a nice stress free week off from work.