Weekly Roundup - June 18, 2016
|Happy Weekend! Check out what's been going on in my world and some of the best articles from around the blogosphere.|
One big thing that I got finished this past week was the shelves that I made for the nursery. There were mistakes that were made, but considering it was my first attempt at making anything in the last 10 years I'm pretty proud with how they turned out. Pardon our mess since we're still in the process of finishing up the nursery. This seems like a never-ending process.
|DIY Shelves and Bookcase for Nursery|
I'm starting to get into a better groove with writing although I keep getting pulled in hundreds of directions during the day which takes away my focus. Some of that is self imposed such as reading or brainstorming other ideas for the blog and resources for all of you and others are things that just happen to come up throughout the week. Overall I'm feeling better with how things are going on the writing front, but there's plenty of room for improvement.
Do you have any other tips for staying focused and being productive with writing while at home?
This is going to be especially crucial since our plan, at least for the first 6 months after our child is born is for me to be a stay at home dad and blog-preneur. My wife passed her certification exam to teach higher grades so she should be able to officially have a job for the next school year. That will be a big relief once the contract is signed and she will be gainfully employed for the upcoming school year.
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:
"Patience, n: A quality apparent among such lower life forms as snails and tortoises but rarely among humans who invest in financial assets."On to the Roundup
In case you missed them, here's the posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit over the past week.
- Dividend Growth Investing at Work - Real Estate To The Rescue
- Why You Should Start Building Your Credit In College
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!
How to Select Winning Retail Stocks by Dividend Growth Investor
Walgreens Boots Alliance: 40 Years of Dividend Growth and Counting on Sure Dividend
Your Biggest Advantage is the Greed of your Competitors by A Wealth of Common Sense
Some Thoughts on Investing Fees by Dividend Life
Microsofts $26 Billion LinkedIn Acquisition by The Conservative Income Investor
Renewable Energy - No Turning Back Now by FI Fighter
Don't Be Ordinary, Be Extraordinary...Part 1 by Tawcan
Dividend Portfolio Sector Allocation June 2016 by DivHut
Union Pacific: Is It Bottoming Soon? by Roadmap2Retire
Don't Wait, Do It Now by Our Next Life
When a Million Ain't Enough by Done By Forty
Bert's June Stock Watch List by Dividend Diplomats
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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