Weekly Roundup - May 23, 2015

Quick update this weekend since this past 1-1.5 weeks has been absolutely crazy with Luke.  I don't want to go into too much detail here, but he ended up having both the best and worst day of his life so far but luckily he's still here and still fighting.  That's all we can ask for.  But I hope that we've turned a corner again with Luke and stability will return which will allow me to get in some more writing.

Due to all of the issues with Luke I got very little writing done.  Actually none over the past week.  But that doesn't mean that I haven't been looking for investment opportunities.  My last purchase was when I added shares of Omega Healthcare Investor (OHI) and since then I've made two more purchases that I need to get write ups for.  I've still got enough capital for another purchase and have a few companies in mind.

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Once again I'd like to say thanks to each and every one of you that read, commented, and shared posts from here this past week.  I think this dividend growth investing and financial independence community is amazing and the openness from everyone is awesome.  Thanks again!

Now on to the links!

A year isn't a year by Dividend Mantra

Front loading savings for a successful dividend retirement by Dividend Growth Investor

Dividend growth trading by FI Fighter

Want fries with that dividend? by DivHut

8 reasons I won't retire at 40 by Retire Before Dad

Updated outlook for General Mills by Income Surfer

Sacrifice by Dividend Hustler

A few recent buys by Financially Integrated

American States Water (AWR) Dividend Stock Analysis by Roadmap2Retire

Thoughts on Berkshire Hathaway's Intrinsic Value - 2015 edition by Joshua Kennon

Consider managements' "capacity to suffer" by Clear Eyes Investing

Also, if you're looking for investment ideas, A Frugal Family's Journey keeps a list of stock analyses and recent buys from fellow bloggers.

I hope you all have a great weekend and for those in the United States have a great Memorial Day weekend.


  1. Thanks for the mention buddy. We'll keep pulling for you guys!

    Have a great weekend

  2. Oh man, I really hope Luke turns a corner and gets better from here. I have my thoughts and prayers for your family!

  3. PIP,

    I probably should not have read the Luke update as I am at work. I have to admit that I need a box of tissues as I am typing this. As difficult as it has been for me to read, it must at least 1000 times more difficult to experience. It sound like you have a helluva fighter there. My prayers are certainly with you and your family.


  4. JC,

    I gotta imagine it's tough with the ups and downs over there, but you're all fighting. We're all hoping for the best. :)

    Thanks for the mention. Hope the family has a great weekend.


  5. Thanks for the mention, JC.

    Hope you are having a great wknd

  6. Hey JC. I just lit an incense for Luke. Bless his little soul. You guys stay strong and God always comes through for us. Take care.

  7. Thanks for the list, there's a few in there I haven't seen yet.

  8. Thanks for the mention! Have a great weekend and wishing you and your family all the best.

  9. Hi JC,

    Thanks for the round up; will read. Good luck with everything with Luke, he'll pull through man.

    Best Regards,
    Dividend Beginner

  10. As always..Thanks for the mention JC.

    Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend my friend. :)


  11. As always, I appreciate the mention of DivHut. Been keeping updated on your Baby Luke blog as well. I know myself and many others online are thinking about him and your whole family.

  12. All the best for baby Luke, hopefully these hard times will be behind you soon!


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