Weekly Roundup - June 9, 2013

Well it was time to head back to work again.  This time in sunny southeastern New Mexico.  It was a fun 11.5 hour drive from my house in Houston to near Carlsbad but luckily I didn't have to drive it straight through.  They paid for a travel day so I knocked out about 9 hours of the drive on the first day and then rest the next day so it was an easy drive.  It's definitely not something I'm looking forward to doing again but if I want to get home again it'll have to be done.  Luckily this job should only be about a week long and if it works out right, then I'm going to have my wife meet me somewhere in central Texas so we can go camping over next weekend.  It'll be great to get to spend some one on one time with her out in nature.

Thanks to everyone that mentioned Passive-Income-Pursuit this past week.  I truly appreciate it and couldn't help spread the word about DIY dividend growth investing without your help.  I also started reading The Single Best Investment by Lowell Miller and I do have to say it's a very easy read so far.  Much easier than The Intelligent Investor and I would consider both required reading for anyone that is serious about investing in individual stocks on their own.

Now on to some links.

Are you a real investor if you do not produce alpha? by Financial Samurai

Dividend Growth Stock Analysis Quick Reference Sheet by Dividend Growth Stock Investing

Coca-Cola: Fairly Valued in low $40's for 2013 by Dividend Monk

Direct Real Estate Investment vs REITs by My Financial Independence Journey

Why do I analyze dividend stocks that are not buys? by Dividend Growth Investor

Dividend Income Update - May 2013 by Dividend Mantra

Coca-Cola Dividends: Fancy a taste? by Get Financially Integrated

Johnson & Johnson Dividend Fact Sheet by Dividend Engineering

I hope everyone has a great weekend.  It's a hot one here in New Mexico with temperatures supposed to be over 100°.  Not exactly the coolest of days.


  1. Pursuit,

    Stay cool out in those conditions!

    Thanks for including me.

    Best wishes!

    1. DM,

      I'm doing my best but it's not the easiest. Especially since I have to wear fire retardant coveralls that are absolutely horrible in the heat.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. PIP - we have reversed our reading roles. I read Single Best Investment some time ago and really enjoyed it. Now working my was thru Intelligent Investor. Definitely not as easy a read, but still enjoying it.
    Drive safe!

    1. DoD,

      The Intelligent Investor is definitely harder to read and one of those books that I'll need to re-read to try and pick up more information.

      Thanks for stopping by!


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