This is my first father's day and coincidentally enough it's also Luke's 7 month birthday. I can't say things have gone exactly as I expected but there's very few things that do. It's still hard to believe that Luke is 7 months old today but it also seems like an eternity since he was born. He had another very up and down week but he's currently back on a more stable trend which we hope will continue.
I didn't make any purchases for my portfolio this week which is actually a bit disappointing. I have a few companies in mind that I'd like to add to but by the time I had some capital transferred around and in my brokerage accounts the stock markets rebounded back some. I expect to make a purchase or two this week if there's a slight pull back in the share price of the companies, but Mr. Market will be the deciding factor in that.
In case you missed them, here's the posts from this past week.
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Once again I'd like to say thanks to each and every one of you that read, commented, and shared posts from here this past week. I think this dividend growth investing and financial independence community is amazing and the openness from everyone is awesome. Thanks again!
Now on to the links!
Live more than one lifetime by Dividend Mantra
The Kraft Heinz merger has been the focus of my attention by Joshua Kennon
Planning ahead for my kids' education by Financially Integrated
The most important metric for dividend investing by Dividend Growth Investor
Respect your money by Tawcan
Thor Industries: In it for the long haul by Retire Before Dad
Sector overview: Utilities by Roadmap2Retire
Recent buys by Dividend Hustler
Being frugal can be counterproductive by Income Surfer
Why ExxonMobil may be the best dividend investment today on Sure Dividend
Arbitrage: Brown Forman A shares and Brown Forman B shares by The Conservative Income Investor
When ordinary beats extraordinary by A Wealth of Common Sense
Also, if you're looking for investment ideas, A Frugal Family's Journey keeps a list of stock analyses and recent buys from fellow bloggers.
Sometimes when I get some free time I like to check out TED talks because there's a wealth of knowledge and always very interesting topics. Here's an interesting speech about the "Price of Happiness" and how some of the highest priced items in their categories aren't worth anywhere near the price that's charged of them.
I hope you all have a great rest of the weekend and Happy Father's Day!
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