Saturday, May 28, 2016

Weekly Roundup - May 28, 2016

Happy Weekend!  Check out what's been going on in my world and some of the best articles from around the blogosphere.

Rain rain go away!  Here in the Houston area we're being bombarded with even more rain after having some pretty major flooding about a month ago.  Thursday was really bad and the whole north side of Houston has been getting pounded by rain and to mix things up a bit this time we've been having very strong winds and some tornadoes as well.  Luckily the tornadoes were far from my house or my wife and me as well since I was about 200 miles away during the worst of the storms for my cousin's high school graduation.

It's great getting to see the fresh faces ready to step out on their own into college, military, technical schools or whatever path they decide to take in their life.  I just hope some of these kids take the opportunity to learn from those that are older and already made the same mistakes on money and life that seem to always be repeated generation after generation.
Wednesday was also a bittersweet day for my wife and I.  One of the nurses at the hospital where our son was at had taken it upon herself to raise the funds to make a room that families can go whenever the worst moment of their lives happens.  No one wants to think about being in that situation but speaking from personal experience even being in a room within the NICU it still felt awkward to be in there with everyone else.  Our son Luke was honored on one of the paintings in the room which means so much to my wife and I knowing that someone, somewhere still thinks of Luke.

I'm doing much better with getting into a routine for my writing, but there's still a lot of work to be done to get into a regular rhythm with it especially if I really want to make a run at being a full time blogger.  I've been working behind the scenes a bit and trying to learn some coding online for free because I have some ideas for some tools that I think would be really useful for myself and for all of you.

The Devil's Financial Dictionary by Jason Zweig (affiliate link) is a nice little time killer that gives brutally honest and often humorous definitions of different finance and investing terminology.

Today's word/definition is:
"Mutual Fund, n. - A fund that is not mutual: its investors share all risks equally, whereas its managers share all fees exclusively."
On to the Roundup

In case you missed them, here's the posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit the past two weeks.
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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!

Multi-Pronged Approach To Investing by Roadmap2Retire

Cash Flow Suffering? Change Sh!t Up by Retire Before Dad

Weird Things I Did To Save Money In My 20's by Tawcan

When Frugal Is The Worst Thing We Can Be by Our Next Life

One Thousand Days Of Early Retirement by Root of Good

I Quit My Full-Time Job To Travel (And Work) on FI Fighter

This Health Care Dividend Aristocrat Will Profit From Old Age - Globally by Sure Dividend

What Was Your Financial Epiphany? by Retire By 40

Potential Investment Thoughts - May 2016 by Income Surfer

Growing Portfolio Holdings Via Spinoffs by DivHut

Minimalism Film: About The Important Things by ThinkSaveRetire

My Thoughts On Risk And Reward by Financially Integrated

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!

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  1. I'm glad you guys made it through the weather ok. My family near college station told me that there were a couple tornadoes on the ground, but damage was minimal. It's been a tough year for weather in Texas, for sure.

    I'm glad the NICU team is remembering Luke. Thanks for sharing buddy

  2. Glad to hear you guys were safe from all the bad weather we've been having.

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