Back To The Grind | Weekly Roundup - March 3, 2018

Curated list of articles on dividend growth investing, financial independence, freedom and passive income

And just like that March is here.  It's really hard to believe that the first quarter of 2018 is already on the back stretch.  Time really is our most valuable asset.  It's that constant pressing forward of time that keeps me motivated to save and invest and ultimately reach financial independence.

I had a conversation with my wife this past week, nothing serious, but it's nice to see she's kind of thinking the same thing as me.  What started it was that I was watching a Planet Earth or Blue Planet episode and they were talking about the Congo River Basin.  Once the river/jungle made it to the Atlantic Ocean they highlighted some elephants, buffalo, pigs and other jungle animals just lounging around on the beach.

That's when she said something along the lines of "that would be nice to do every day".  So we talked a bit about moving and building a small house on a beach somewhere and just kind of living the "good" life.  I don't think we're there yet financially, but it's nice to hear her talking about it too.

Speaking of money, my primary bank decided they were going to institute a new fee for savings accounts.  Well they changed the term structure on my account from it being a no fee savings account to a $20 fee if I didn't keep $15k or more in it.  WTF!  Needless to say since they wouldn't refund that fee and no longer offered any free savings account options I closed my account.  And people wonder why cryptocurrencies are en vogue.  

I've also made 2 small purchases that I really need to get posts about and nearly added a 3rd on Friday.  One was a company that wasn't really on my radar, but falls into the lower yield/higher growth camp and the other was a company that I've long wanted to add to my portfolio.  Rest assured updates will be coming in due time.

Have you taken advantage of the market volatility to add to any positions or to start new positions?

On to the Roundup

In case you missed them, here's the posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit over the 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.  This dividend growth investing and financial independence community is amazing and the openness from everyone is awesome.  Thanks again!

Now on to the links!

Outlook For March 2018 by Roadmap2Retire

The Race Against Time by Reverse The Crush

FIRO And You by Dividends Diversify

Disney (DIS) Dividend Stock Analysis by Dividend Growth Investor

Stop Comparing Yourself To Others by Tawcan

Bert's March Dividend Stock Watchlist by Dividend Diplomats

Recent Stock Purchase II February 2018 by DivHut

Some Financial Phrases I Find Annoying by A Wealth of Common Sense

Options Update January 2018 by DivGro

Aligning Your Spending With Your Values vs What You Value by Our Next Life

Portfolio Thoughts February 2018 by Engineering Dividends

Passive Income & Portfolio February 2018 Update by Balanced Dividends
If you're looking for investment ideas, A Frugal Family's Journey maintains a list of stock analyses and recent buys from fellow bloggers.

I hope you all have a great weekend!  


  1. Thanks for including me in your links JC. Much appreciated as always. Good stuff. Tom

  2. I'll be checking back in to learn about your recent purchases, JC. I know it will be good stuff. Thanks again for including ED in your links!

    1. ED,

      They were 2 really small buys compared to what I'd like to do, but I was working with limited capital so it was about all I could afford to purchase. I almost made one more purchase and I hope to get a chance to pick up a few shares in the 3rd company next week. I'll for sure get one of the recent buys covered this coming week and hopefully both. Today's been a pretty productive day for writing which is always a good thing so I'm actually ahead of the game for once.

      All the best.

  3. Nice roundup JC - always nice to find a few good posts all in one place! Had read a few already but always keen to read some new material...

    1. Frankie,

      There's always so much great content coming out each week that I always want to share it because I know I miss plenty of it as well.

      All the best.


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