We're now into week 3 of February which is crazy. This past week was extremely busy for me between finishing up a job, going home for a few days, and coming back to work to start a new job up. It's good to be back at work though and have things settle down a bit. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to be at home all the time but for some reason they won't pay me to not work. If only I could figure out a way to convince them that would be best for all parties.
I was way too busy while home for a few days to get too much moving forward with the rental property and it's quite disappointing. I'm going to do my best to keep searching and researching ideas and learning as much as I can until I get home again. I should be back home in around 2 weeks and this one will be a bit longer so hopefully I can get an offer in if the deals/interest rates still work out right. I'm excited for 2014 to be under way and so far it's been great. I finally started posting to Seeking Alpha as well as networked with a lot more bloggers. There's some big plans in the works and it'll be great to put them into action.
I do want to put you all to task though. I need to get a laptop to be able to use while I'm away from home and so I'm putting you all to work to get some suggestions. The main uses are going to be for blogging tasks and movie/tv watching as well as running some home design software. I'm not that big into computer games so it doesn't need to be anything super high tech. My price range is probably around $350 pre-tax. Any suggestions/recommendations would be great.
Thanks again to each and every one of you that has stopped by, commented, or shared anything from Passive-Income-Pursuit as well as my new outlet on Seeking Alpha. It means so much to me that you all stop by here and you all continue to motivate and inspire me along my own journey.
Now on to the links!
Give yourself credit (Progress is progress) on Done By Forty
Detach spending from income by Freedom Thirty-Five
Utilize the Roth IRA as an early retirement tool by Retire Before Dad
Real estate investing: My biggest mistakes made so far by FI Fighter
It ain't just money - Goals for 2014 by Write Your Own Reality
Optimal cash allocation for dividend investors by Dividend Growth Investor
How Apple got here and what they can do about it by Fast Weekly
Recent dividend increases by Dividend Mantra
2014 Goals & Objectives by Financially Integrated
The most overused analogies in finance by A Wealth of Common Sense
Climbing the mountain of financial independence by Financial Independence UK
Five blissful months of early retirement by Root of Good
Goals and dreams for 2014 by Dividendasaur
I hope you all have an awesome weekend. The weather is supposed to be great here so I'm going to do my best to spend a bit more time outside.