Weekly Roundup - September 7, 2013

Another week down and my wife and I are that much closer to closing on our house.  My coordinator the job that I'm on right now has got a replacement for me to come out today so I can be home to close on the house on Monday.  It'll be a big relief to finally be done with all of the house because the time seems to have just drug on and on.  Well in relation to the house it seems to have taken forever, but in relation to just about everything else it seems like we didn't even have an August.  I know my wife will be happy that I'll be at closing because we ended up deciding to go with the mortgage just in my name to keep her credit open in case we do move forward with a rental property purchase in 2014.  Anyways the reason she'll be happy is that one we get to close on the house and two that she doesn't have to have power of attorney for me which would have entailed her writing a sentence stating as such for every place where I would have to sign the documents.

As I mentioned in my income update yesterday, the satellite at work was horrible and I pretty much couldn't use the internet for anything, even work related issues.  So that explains the lack of posts and commenting this past week but we got a new satellite and hopefully it will continue working well.  Although I am at home now so the satellite isn't really an issue anymore until I get back out to the rig on Thursday-ish.

I want to thank everyone that stopped by Passive-Income-Pursuit and/or commented this past week.  I couldn't help spread the word about dividend growth investing or striving for financial independence without your help.  I just hope that you were able to gain some knowledge or get inspired from my blog.  

And also big thanks to everyone.  I'm not really sure what drove up the huge spike in traffic during August but when August closed I had over 21k pageviews.  That's truly amazing to me.  To start the year I had set a goal of topping 10k monthly pageviews, which was subsequently raised to 20k by my 1st quarter update.  I'll set a stretch goal of reaching 55k in one month by the end of 2013.  While it was my goal I'd like you all to give yourself a pat on the back for helping me scratch off another goal for the year.

One more thing before the links, go and join the Dividend Growth Investing community on Google+ for another source of updates on dividend growth investing and companies.

Now on to the links.

Implications of the Verizon Wireless deal for Vodafone Shareholders by Dividend Growth Machine

August Recap by Compounding Income

Monthly Update - August by All About Interest

Benchmarking my dividend fund vs the index by Get Financially Integrated

A Brief Primer on Business Development Companies (BDCs) by My Financial Independence Journey

Recent Buy by Dividend Mantra

Notable dividend increases - August 2013 by Dividend Growth Stock Investing

End of Month for August by Kill the Grind

Thanks again and I hope you have a great weekend!


  1. Pursuit,

    Glad you guys are down to the last couple of steps on the closing. Really excited for you guys!

    Thanks for including me. Much appreciated.

    Hopefully you get to enjoy some of your limited time at home in addition to getting the paperwork finished.

    Best wishes!

  2. Thanks for the mention, have a great weekend!

  3. Thanks for including me in your roundup -- have a good weekend!

  4. Good luck on the closing. I think it's a good idea to separate your wife from the loan. If you do decide to get more rentals in the future, in can be beneficial since you could each potentially get up to 10 loans each through conventional. I see a lot of couples doing this to maximize buying power.



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