Weekly Roundup - September 26, 2015

Unfortunately I'm back to the grind of work.  Although that also means that I can get back into a routine of writing on a regular basis.  Work is always such a bittersweet time.  It's great for a few reasons namely that's how I earn my income and also because of the nature of my work I can write while on the clock.  That's a pretty enviable position.  The biggest drawback though is that my work takes me away from home and my wife.  One big advantage to where I work is that it's usually away from big cities which means that I get to see awesome sunrises and sunsets.  The picture from above was from yesterday morning and I love how you can see the orange orb near the horizon and the rays shining through the clouds.  The picture honestly doesn't do the real thing justice.

I'm seeing lots of value in the markets currently and the big question is whether there's more to come or if the markets will resume their climb higher.  I have no idea what will happen but my gut says we'll be looking at more red in the coming months.  Of course my gut isn't the most reliable information source so I'd gladly be buying shares here if I had available capital, but sadly there's none to be found.  That should get fixed over the next couple months as we get into a new normal with income and expenses once again, that's about the 20th time in the last 2 years we've had to make big adjustments, and I can't wait for some normalcy to return to our lives financially and otherwise.  While I wait for cash to build up I'll get back to compiling my watchlist and figuring out target prices so I'm ready when the cash does come in.
In case you missed them, here's the posts from the last two weeks.
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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!

Time and Money by Income Surfer

An Exciting New Beginning by Dividend Mantra

Well I'm Beginning to See the Light by Retire Before Dad

What Keeps Me Going by Dividend Hustler

Now is the time by 1500 Days to Freedom

Financial Independence is Easier to Model with Dividends by Dividend Growth Investor

Monthly Review: August 2015 by DivGro

Eliminating My Investment Mistakes by Financially Integrated

Recent Buy - Amgen Inc. by Roadmap2Retire

Recent Buys: September 1st - 11th by My Dividend Growth

More dividend aristocrats you never heard of by DivHut

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!


  1. Thanks for the mention, JC. Have a great weekend


  2. Thanks for sharing this list JC. Who ever said life was gonna be easy and normal? There is ALWAYS some sort of curveball thrown at us and it's how we deal with things. Let's keep pushing forward and stick together. United we stand and divided we fall. Best of luck my friend and thanks for the mention.
    Keep hustling it up.

  3. Thanks for the mention PIP! I am glad you are surviving the curve balls that life throws at you.

    Being able to write posts and research stocks "on the clock" is a neat trick to further yourself.

  4. Thanks for the links! One can only speculate of course, but my gut says there are more red numbers to come. Will be interesting to see how this year will be rounded up! Keep up the good work!

    - mraitn

  5. JC,

    Glad to hear you guys are holding up pretty well over there. Adjusting can be really tough, but I'm sure it'll make you guys stronger over the long run.

    Appreciate the mention.

    Hope you had a great weekend over there!


  6. I like that picture a lot and wish I had different sunsets to look forward to so frequently :)

    I forgot to thank you for the mention here and all the awesome content you've been putting up lately. I've been absorbing it all and look forward to more writing now that you're able! Take care JC!


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