Weekly Roundup - January 18, 2014

It was yet another busy week for myself.  I had to head back to work and away from home Monday afternoon.  And of course that meant lots of work right away and then drill then a break and then lots of work again.  But this just continues to reinforce how badly I want to reach FI as soon as possible, yesterday preferably, today would be nice, but tomorrow would be fine too.  Eventually that day will come when my passive income sources exceed my expenses with an adequate margin of safety, but until then I'll just keep chugging along and investing capital into companies that continue to pay higher dividends year in and year out.  Due to work being so busy there wasn't much in the form of blogposts this past week but things are settled down and I should get back to my regular posting schedule soon.  I did finally get to review how I did on my goals for 2013 and it was a big win in a lot of areas but there were some big misses as well.  I'm not discouraged though and this just helps to fuel my desire to do better in 2014.

We haven't made an offer on a rental property just yet, although I think that's a good thing.  My wife is helping to keep me grounded a bit on moving forward with this because I'd go all in if I could find the right properties.  We still have some properties in mind and I'm continuing to be on the look for other possibilities but things get difficult since I work out of town.  It makes moving quickly on properties very hard because I'm not going to put an offer in unseen.  We'll see how things go but a rental property is definitely something I'd like to get in 2014.

Thanks again to everyone that has stopped by, commented or shared any posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit this past week.  I truly appreciate it and couldn't help spread the word about dividend growth investing or financial independence without your help.

Now on to the links!

All about All About Interest by All About Interest (no I didn't stutter on typing that)

My dividend goals for 2014 and after by Dividend Growth Investor

The evolution of investment analysis by A Wealth of Common Sense

Warren Wednesday:  1959 by Pulling Ourselves Up Financially

Three reasonably priced stocks for January 2014 by Dividend Mantra

New year, new house? by Get Financially Integrated

My opinion of Unilever PLC's (UL) current valuation by The Fast Weekly

Investment income update - January 15, 2014 by Retire Before Dad

Dividend growth video by Dividend Growth Stock Investing

Recent buy: Chevron by Captain Dividend

Does 2014 change anything on how I invest? by The Dividend Guy

Dividend investing:  Getting rich in retirement by The Conservative Income Investor

I hope you all have a great weekend!


  1. Thanks for including my Unilever article JC. Also, All About Interests article is tops......I suggest everyone learn more about our colleague. Have a great weekend

    1. Bryan,

      No problem. I really like to get the background stories on my favorite bloggers. The journey to financial independence usually comes from a different starting point for everyone and it's always interesting to see what it is that spurred someone else to strive for it.

      Thanks for stopping by!

    2. Thank you for including me in your weekly roundup PIP! This is a pretty nice collection of articles your have outlined!

      I liked learning All about Interest, whose journey I closely follow ( along with the journeys of many other investors).

      Again, good luck in your dividend investing journey!

      Best Regards,


  2. Thanks for the shout out PIP. There's a few links here I'll have to check out as well.

  3. JC,
    Thanks for the mention. Good list this week.

  4. Thanks for the mention and list of links

  5. Great round up of articles and that's a great strategy, keep chugging that money into great businesses!

  6. Pursuit,

    Thanks for the inclusion.

    Hope you had a great weekend.

    Best wishes.


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