I didn't get nearly as much writing done as I should have this past week. There were lots of problems going on at work and since I wasn't involved I took the time to play some video games and just relax the majority of the week. I expect the close of the year to be rather quiet with fewer posts going live, but still plan to get at least a couple articles written per week. I keep getting lots of new ideas for posts and man would it be great for there to be 2 of me so I could get them all written.
In case you missed them, here's the posts from this past week.
- Why Dividend Growth Investing is Awesome!
- Keep Your Parents and Your Portfolio Moving with Stryker Corporation on Seeking Alpha
- Net Worth Update - November 2015
- Dividend Growth Investing at Work - Raising Rents and Dividends
On Monday of this week I wrote about how you can continue to build your margin of safety even after crossing over to being financially independent and it's a topic that I want to expand on this coming week.
Well, this week didn't go as planned. My goal entering the week was to come up with a short bodyweight routine and schedule it out for each day. I do much better when I have something written down to keep me on track, especially when it comes to doing just bodyweight exercises. I'll go out of my way to lift weights but I find it quite hard to walk just 15-20 ft away to do some bodyweight workouts. Motivation is funny like that! So the new plan is to actually get something lined up for exercises for this coming week.
There was very little activity this past week for my portfolio. Well activity of my own doing. The volatility has definite spiked with Friday having a huge down day. I'm not worried though because the dividends keep rolling in and I received several payments throughout the week. I'm still contemplating what to do about Kinder Morgan, Inc. but I'm leaning towards selling due to their dividend cut and also I can reap some tax losses as well.
On to the Roundup
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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!
Goals for 2016 by DivGro
Should we repay the mortgage early? by Financially Integrated
My Goals for 2016 by Dividend Growth Investor
A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings by Our Next Life
Why Archer -Daniels-Midland is a Buy by DivHut
83 Attractive Dividend Growth Stocks for Your Retirement Portfolios: Part 2A by Chuck Carnevale on Seeking Alpha
A Christmas Reminder by Eat the Financial Elephant
Desoto Camping by Income Surfer
How Investing has Changed My Life by Dividend Hustler
How I Categorize What is Core and What is Speculative in my Portfolio by Young Dividend
Dividend Cut Watch: These 2 High Yield Dividend Growth Stocks are at Risk by Sure Dividend
Year-end Checklist for Financially Wise People by Financial Samurai
My 5 Year Plan to Grow Our Passive Income by Retire By 40
What are Charlie Munger's Views on Giving Back to Society? by 25iq
Growth Stock Dollar Cost Averaging by The Conservative Income Investor
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.
I hope you all have a great weekend!