Weekly Roundup - April 13, 2013

This has been a great week at home, although anytime at home is a great week.  Last Saturday we went hiking with our dog through one of the local state parks and had an awesome time at the hockey game on Sunday even though it made for a long day after her run that morning.  The rest of the week has been pretty boring especially with her having a bit of a cold/sinus/allergy issue.  It seems like she's getting over it so hopefully I can still be home through the weekend and we can go enjoy the great weather.

Whenever I do get back to work there's a chance that I'll be getting to try out some experimental stuff which should be interesting.  It always makes you feel good when they have the confidence in you to let you be the guinea pig.

With the markets continuing their march upward and a new round of ESPP shares hitting my account, my FI portfolio's value including cash surpassed $100k in about 1 year and 8 months time.

On another note, I saw this quote yesterday "We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them."  Please if you know anyone that fears personal finance or investing, pass them the links to some of the great blogs that are out there.  I wouldn't say it has to be here, but I won't mind if you do. ;)

Thanks to everyone that mentioned Passive Income Pursuit this past week.  I truly appreciate it.

Stock Valuation Method - Graham Number in the Yakezie Carnival hosted by Family Money Values

Stock Valuation Method - Average Dividend Yield and Johnson and Johnson Dividend Stock Analysis were both mentioned in Weekend Link Love:  People really love the duck edition by My Journey to Financial Independence

Now on to the links:

Life Lists by Death to the Full-Time Job

Why I Vastly Prefer Dividend Growth Investing to Index Investing by Dividend Mantra

The Government Wants to Limit your Retirement Savings by The First Million is the Hardest

How Being Cheap vs Frugal can Hurt your Mortgage Freedom Goal by Frugal Rules

Retirement Rules by Brick By Brick Investing

How to do Taxes? DIY or Pay the Man by Planting Our Pennies

How do you Evaluate Dividend Payout Ratio by Hello Suckers

The Silly Price of Status by 1500 Days to Freedom

5 Things to Look for in a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) by Dividend Growth Investor

Stock Analysis:

Lorillard Dividend Stock Analysis by Dividend Growth Stock Investing

Lorillard (LO) Dividend Stock Analysis by My Journey to Financial Independence...no it's not a typo

Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF) Dividend Stock Analysis 2013 by Dividend Monk

Some interesting search terms from this past week.

"best 'stock analysis' page p/e dividend"...I wouldn't say mine are the best, but you can all you want.

"2012 family net worth >$100k"...We did hit that last year and it took a lot of work to do so.  Keep it up and you'll get there too.

"being laid off from a job after only 30 days of employment"...I hope that hiring manager is joining you.

"frozen yogurt net income"...I've never seen a financial statement for fro-yo, but it sure is tasty.

"what should I do with my 401k after being laid off 2013"...Please don't tap it unless it's absolutely necessary.

Congrats Dividend Mantra on being mentioned on the Today Show.

Hope you had a great week!


  1. Pursuit,

    Congrats on crossing that $100k mark in such a short period of time! That's fantastic. It sounds like you're amply rewarded at work with not only the high salary, but also the ESPP. That's fantastic! Any openings? :)

    Thanks for the mentions! I appreciate it. Glad to hear you had a nice time back home.

    Have a great weekend!

    Best wishes.

    1. DM,

      It feels great to knock off a big milestone like $100k. I could probably get you a job if you wanted, but it would entail moving to Texas. But we don't have a state income tax either so that could work out. ;)

      When I can be home it just solidifies how much I want to be able to reach FI and keeps me on track.

      Thanks for stopping by!


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