What a week! We said goodbye to 2013 and 2014 is now well under way. The end of one year and the beginning of the next is a time for both reflection and looking forward. It's a time where you'll see a lot of annual recaps and goals for the fresh year. You'll notice a little bit of a theme in the links to follow. I'll be aiming high when I officially set my 2014 goals in a couple weeks. I like to try and set some aggressive goals to keep me motivated all year long. If I know that I can hit my target with just steady as she goes, is the goal really serving it's purpose as a motivating factor to push you past where you think your limits are? Aim high everyone.
My little piece of the internet world had a great 2013. Much better than I ever expected it to turn out based on how 2012 went. Earlier this week I took a look back at 2013 and it was a banner year. I'd love to see the same kind of growth in 2014 but I honestly have no idea how far it'll go. I just want to keep writing articles that you all like to read and can learn something from or be motivated by. I'm excited for 2014 as I'e got a few ideas in the works for both my blog and other writing ventures.
December was also a great month for my favorite subject: dividends. I reached a personal all time high for a month and surpassed the $500 mark. It was a great year as I ended up with over $2,500 that I didn't have to work for. You have to love the passive income that great businesses can provide.
I'd like to says thanks again to each and every one of you that has stopped by, commented, and shared a post through the various social media networks. I can't thank you enough for helping me to teach, inspire, learn, and motivate.
Also, side note, my birthday is tomorrow. And somehow I've made it to 30 years. Of course I can do like my aunt did and stay "29" until my niece pushed her into her 30's. I'll be spending my birthday at work, what fun! But I should hopefully be home late in the week and be home for the weekend where I can celebrate properly.
Now on to the links!
The security I like best: Phillip Morris International (PM) by Dividend Growth Investor
2014 Financial Goals by Retire Before Dad
Warren Wednesdays: 1958 by Pulling Ourselves Up Financially
December 2013 Net Worth Update by FI Fighter
My 2014 Hopes/Goals by The Fast Weekly
January 2014 10 year YOC CCC Rankings by All About Interest
Freedom fund update - January 2014 by Dividend Mantra
Notable dividend increases: December 2013 by Dividend Growth Stock Investing
2013 Year in Review (Part 1) by A Wealth of Common Sense
Best 2014 Dividend Stock Picks Book by The Dividend Guy
Outlook for January 2014 by Roadmap2Retire
My dividend portfolio - Q4 Update by Get Financially Integrated
Budget porn by Done by Forty
Hope you all have a great weekend and a great 2014!