I finally got to make a few more purchases for my portfolio after making none the previous two weeks. It always feels good to make strides towards financial independence and the only way to do that is with consistent saving, investing, and letting the excellent companies out there do their thing. I finally added some more capital to one of the oil and gas super majors this week. I've been looking at adding shares of this company for a while with the decline in oil prices and feel that current price levels are very attractive. Their scale in geography, size, and operations will allow them to weather the downturn much better than the smaller independent companies. You can check out my post with more details of my purchase here.
Also, be sure to sign up to receive posts via email and to follow me on Twitter@JC_PIP so you don't miss anything. I also started a Facebook page to give people another option for keeping up to date on posts and happenings with the blog.
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!
The one lesson about Warren Buffett's success that no one wants to hear by Dividend Growth Investor
How to invest in water - Water Utilities by Roadmap2Retire
My investment strategy by Financially Integrated
Investment Plan Island interview with...Jason from Dividend Mantra on Islands of Investing
A look at food and soda behemoth Pepsico on Income Surfer
2015 Goals update by Dividend Dreams
Appreciation by Dividend Hustler
Running on thin ice by Dividend Diplomats
We can't afford it remains taboo by My Own Advisor
Becton, Dickinson and Company: Did this leader just overextend itself? by Dividend Ladder
10 benefits of being a dividend growth investor by Dividends Build Wealth
Recent Buy by Dividend Mantra
My 2015 goals update by Dividend Beginner
3 Avoidable mistakes dividend investors make by Sure Dividend
Analyze any stock in 12 minutes or less by Retire29
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 great talk by Morgan Spurlock that deals with the marketing industry.
I hope you all have a great weekend!
Image courtesy of Gubgib on FreeDigitalPhotos.net.