Weekly Roundup - October 5, 2013

This has been a crazy and frustrating week.  First off they ended up calling us back to work on Tuesday.  That was even earlier than the last time they moved the rig which was annoying, but what really irked me was that we didn't pick up our tool until Thursday night.  I already get limited time at the house and with my wife so when I get called out 2.5 days early it really gets on my nerves.  In other news, the government shut down and the world didn't end.  To me this is just showing the incompetence of our elected officials.  I was listening to the Dave Ramsey show and his intro on the October 3rd show was spot on.  He was discussing the government shutdown, or any other media crisis, as it relates to the stock markets and investing.  While I don't believe that projecting 15% annualized returns is all that great, his advice on investing here was spot on.   The markets will cycle and have highs and lows.  You make your money in the markets during the storms and crises and learn to be a disciplined investor.

I'd like to thank everyone that stopped by, commented and shared posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit this past week.  I truly appreciate it and I hope to try and pay it forward with my Weekly Roundup posts.  Now, let's get into the links.

The early retiree's investment dilemma by Retire Before Dad

Guide to becoming really, really ridiculously debt free by Johnny Moneyseed

Dividend CCC Review: September by Pulling Ourselves Up Financially

Do not despise the days of small beginnings by Dividend Growth Investor

September Recap by Compounding Income

September 2013 Cash Flow Statement by FI Fighter

Notable Dividend Increases: September 2013 by Dividend Growth Stock Investing

Evolution of my Thoughts in Personal Finance: Part 2 by My Financial Independence Journey

Dividend Income Update: September 2013 by Dividend Mantra

Starting my own mini VC fund by Get Financially Integrated

I hope everyone has a great weekend and that you get to enjoy some nice early fall weather.


  1. Pursuit,

    Thanks for the kind mention.

    As far as the shutdown goes, I recommend just sticking to the plan. This too shall pass.

    Best wishes!

  2. Thank you for the shout out PIP.
    The gov shutdown isnt the big issue, its the debt limit in a couple weeks. On one hand I can't believe they wouldn't raise the limit but on the others.... sadly I can believe it.


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