Weekly Roundup - November 15, 2014

Another week down!  Although this one was rather boring, but right now boring is good.  We finished up the last job early Monday morning so I started heading back towards Houston to meet up with my wife at the hospital.  Well, go visit her at the hospital.  Things were looking kind of shaky last Sunday night and that Luke might be joining us sooner rather than later, but miraculously things calmed down once I got here.  Now it looks like we can probably push the balloon removal surgery until next Tuesday which will give him almost 6 week with the balloon in.  Then we'll see what happens from there.  I'll be heading back to work tonight or early Sunday morning to get in another 2 days and then it's back to the hospital.

Earlier this month I decided to start making monthly exercise goals to keep me on track.  In hindsight, they were too aggressive.  Not because of physical reasons but due to my sometimes hectic work schedule, sleep is much more important. In case you forgot my goals are:
  1. 1,000 pushups
  2. 1,000 squats
  3. 1,000 burpees
  4. 30 minutes of planks
 I didn't do too well on my goals this past week with only 2 days of being semi-successful.  It's not that I didn't want to do them but my priority was making sure my wife was okay.  Plus a big cold front moved in early this week and dropped the temperatures down a lot and here I am with nothing but t-shirts and shorts.  
  1. 245 pushups
  2. 225 squats
  3. 65 burpees
  4. 5 minutes of planks
Hopefully I'll get back on track next week but who knows what tomorrow will bring let alone the next week.
In case you missed them, here's the posts Passive-Income-Pursuit this past week.
Thanks again to all of you that stopped by, commented or shared posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit this past week.  I truly appreciate it and can't thank you all enough.  I'm hoping things will settle down a bit so I can get back to a regular posting schedule but things might be extremely hectic next week.

Now on to the links!

Cash flow is cash, but better by Dividend Mantra

Stock returns after periods of above average performance by A Wealth of Common Sense

I have a confession by Financially Integrated

What is a value trap? by My Journey to Millions

Successful dividend investing requires patience by Dividend Growth Investor

Power of the baseline by Done by Forty

Debt is the least of your financial problems by Retire Before Dad

The pension that time forgot by Dividend Life

Retirement double dippers and a free Buffett e-book by Income Surfer

BCE Inc - A cash flow machine that belongs in your portfolio by Roadmap2Retire

Are there ways to reduce my income taxes? by Freedom595

Monthly Update - October 2014 by All About Interest

The Islands of Investing library by Islands of Investing

Collecting $10,000 dividends on a $10,000 investment by The Conservative Income Investor

It's been great to get back to writing more often and even getting out a few stock analysis reports this month and I'm working on another that I can hopefully get out next week.  Be sure to check out A Frugal Family Journey's huge list of stock analyses from all of the great dividend growth bloggers out there.  Truly a great resource to check out before you make a purchase.

I hope you all have a great weekend!


  1. I know you're probably not satisfied with your exercise goals but at least you are staying active somewhat. I'm sure without goals written down, your progress would be even lower. Keep it up, you'll be back to hitting those goals once life allows you. ��

    BTW, thanks for the mention...another post with new stock analysis links will be out today or tomorrow. AFFJ

  2. Thanks so much for including my post here JC! There's some great posts there, and also had a quick look at that dividend analysis resource from Frugal Family's Journey which is awesome!

    Those exercise results are pretty great, especially with everything you have going on. And that's the great thing about setting 'big' goals - even if you don't get there, you usually make some great progress one way or another. And good luck for your wife and baby Luke - this definitely sounds like a far bigger priority at the moment!



  3. Thanks for the mention, JC. Hope you are having a good weekend


  4. Thanks for the mention JC. I hope you're getting some amazing weather, like we have been. I pretty much live for November and March! Have a great weekend

  5. Congrats on the baby boy. Hopefully all will be well and good and both your wife and Luke will be OK and healthy. Post some pictures!

    Nice list of blogs.

  6. JC,

    I can imagine everything with Luke is a much bigger priority than some of the exercise goals there. I hope everything continues to remain great for Luke's situation.

    Appreciate the mention!

    Hope you had a great weekend.

    Best wishes.


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