It's been a pretty hectic week for me with work as I had to get back to the grind and start up another job. But all's not lost as that's the fuel source for my journey to financial independence. Having a high income allows me to accelerate that process and continue to make positive steps forward. The best part about having to go back to work this week is that there's a chance I'll get to be home for Christmas. Originally I was thinking I wouldn't be back home until after Christmas but the way this well is going and with there still being 11 more days I think I might be home a little before and on break for a few days covering the holiday. As far as the portfolio goes, I doubled down on my HCP position to help lower my cost basis and made some option trades to roll out some open positions. I might have been a bit hasty in that decision but it's been made so now I'll live with it. I should have a post up detailing all of the moves within the next few days.
Another great thing about all of my recent purchases is that it's pushed me over my forward 12 month dividend goal of $3,500 by the end of the year. With the purchases, some dividend reinvestments, and some dividend increases my forward 12 month dividends are now up to $3,588.83. Goal accomplished!
I'd like to thank everyone that stopped by, commented, and shared posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit this past week. I truly appreciate all of your support and inspiration and I just hope to be able to help motivate and inspire all of you as well.
Now on to the links!
Deere & Co. Dividend Stock Analysis by Dividend Growth Stock Investing
Budgeting: why I don't need to do it by FI Fighter
Part 2: Continued Evolution by FI Fighter
Peter Lynch, the corruption in the funeral industry, and emotional impulses by The Conservative Income
Don't worry 'bout the mule, just load the wagon by FI Pilgrim
Kellogg Company (K) Dividend Stock Analysis by Dividend Growth Investor
The work required to have an opinion by Dividend Growth Investor
December thoughts by Compounding Income
How I'm enjoying "pre FI" benefits by Get Financially Integrated
Santa's Dividend Stock Portfolio by Retire Before Dad
MACD by Dividend Mantra
Stock bought: MCD by Dividend Growth Machine
Calculating the amount I need for financial independence (Part 1) by Financial Independence UK
How to teach your kids financial responsibility at an early age by Wallet Engineers
Options trade: Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) by All About Interest
I hope that everyone has a great weekend!