Weekly Roundup - November 9, 2013

Somehow yet another week has flown by.  I had to head back to work but I was just glad I got the weekend off and got to spend it having fun with my wife.  Thankfully no other issues with the house to have to take care of.  This week was done in a flash, although I think that's mainly because I know I only had about a week to be gone.  On Monday I'll be getting to go back home as I had another week of vacation to take.  The vacation will mainly be a chance for me to just relax and get a lot of things done both at the house and with the blog.  I have several tasks that I'm planning on accomplishing for the blog alone and I'm excited to get started on them.  The blog world is truly amazing.  Next weekend my wife and I will be heading, ironically, to San Antonio.  Ironic because I'm actually working only an hour or so from there.  Her and some friends are running in the San Antonio Rock N Roll Half Marathon.  I think this is her 4th straight year to do this particular run.  It should be a great time and I'm looking forward to it.

A few weeks back in my weekly roundup I talked about Fantex, a new company that is selling IPOs in athletes.  Essentially they're giving the athletes upfront cash for a certain percentage of their future income streams.  Well I found another article that is along the same lines, only this time it's for young entrepreneurs that are unfortunately loaded up with student loan debt and can't afford to start their own business.  Now this idea I could get behind a bit more than Fantex, but unfortunately there's net worth/income limitations as it's a very risky proposition.  Depending on the idea the young entrepreneur has and how much money they're asking for they must give up the right to between 1% and 7% of their future income streams over a 5 or 10 year period.  Of course this is definitely not for the faint of heart but it's better than the Fantex idea.  I have a feeling that not nearly as many young health entrepreneurs will have their income jeopardized by a hit that was one inch too low or too high.  I'd love to be able to be on Shark Tank if I ever happen to win the lottery.  How much upfront cash would you ask for to give up say 4% of your income stream over the next 5 years?

I'd just like to thank everyone that has stopped by Passive-Income-Pursuit this past week.  Every day I'm amazed that there's so many wonderful and smart people that are pursuing or interested in pursuing financial independence.  Thanks again.

Now on to the links.

Top five things you can do when the market overheats by The Dividend Guy

Kimberly Clark Dividend Fact Sheet by Dividend Engineering

Your savings ability is your golden goose by The Passive Income Earner

Passive income update - October 2013 by Roadmap 2 Retire

Money buys happiness by FI Fighter

McDonald's Dividend Stock Analysis by Dividend Growth Stock Investing

Dividend income update - October 2013 by Dividend Mantra

Dividend investors should ignore market fluctuations by Dividend Growth Investor

What my mom taught me about personal finance on Frugal Rules

Monthly review: October 2013 by Dividend Growth Machine

17 things that will push you from middle class to first class by Johnny Moneyseed

What are business development companies? by Pulling Ourselves Up Financially

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend.  I know I'll be enjoying a nice stress free week off from work.


  1. I saw the same article on investing in young entrepreneurs and think it is a fantastic idea. Too often the barrier to making that leap of faith and going off on your own is for financial reasons, and this can alleviate that to some degree. While obviously each entrepreneur must still be successful, the financial support and networking connections made by this are significant in erasing those concerns.

    Enjoy your weekend in San Antonio, and best of luck to your wife in the half! Looking forward to what you have in store for the blog!

    1. w2r,

      It's a shame when financial concerns are the reasons that young entrepreneurs aren't able to give it a go. I like the concept but obviously it's not for the risk averse. This would be great to get in on once you reach FI or with some money that you can afford to lose.

      Should be a busy week for me with a lot of posts running through my head. Now I just need to make sure that I set aside some time each day to get them written instead of just messing around all day.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Hi PIP,

    thank you very much for the links!
    There is a lot of great stuff!

    Now in 10 minutes, i take my Samsung-tablet, sit down on the couch, read all this articles and drink a good coffee...

    Your articles are like an RSS-Feed ;-)
    Thanks a lot!


    1. D-S,

      No problem. I hate when I miss a few days in a row with catching up on all the great blogs out there because my reading backlog just piles up. Have a great weekend!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Thanks for linking, PIP. Appreciate the support.

    1. Roadmap,

      No problem. I love getting to check up on everyone else's progress. It's inspiring and keeps me on track.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Pursuit,

    Thanks for including me. Much appreciated!

    Interesting stuff there regarding investing in someone's future income stream. That seems incredibly risky, and something even professional actuaries would likely have difficulty with. I guess I'd somehow find analyzing giant companies easier than analyzing one person's future income. Funny, isn't it?

    Best wishes!

    1. DM,

      Analyzing companies would be much easier, especially compared to some young buck entrepreneur. Let's see this fella could really hit it big and turn small business into something amazing and pull down millions per year or more likely he'll end up failing or mis-stepping along the way and wallow around break even before he calls it quits on that endeavor. Not exactly the same as knowing that PG, CLX, CL and the like will be able to earn more year after year. But it'd be a fun thing to do with some fun money.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. This is a great post. I have to say passive income is imminent for me. I have experimented with Envato, stock image sites, and now a few more sites. I hope eventually passive income can work for me. I think mainly it’ll have to just add up over time.

  6. Awesome review! When looking to pursuit a passive income weather on or off online you must be careful to know your working with a legitimate trusted company and make good last minute investment business decisions.



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