Weekly Roundup - August 6, 2016...How is it August edition?

Weekly Roundup filled with some of the best articles on dividend growth investing, stock analyses, personal finance and financial independence from the past week.
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How in the world is it August already?  This year seemed to just be dragging on and on then once June hit we just kind of fast forwarded to August.  Of course there's good reason for that in our household with our daughter being born in early July.

This past Thursday I had my first daddy-daughter solo day while my wife went to a professional development.  Overall it was a success and there were no tears by either of us!  Thursday and then Monday through Wednesday of next week will be a great trial run for my stay at home dad life.  The plan was for me to be a SAHD, but this 3 day trial could put an end to that one.  

I've been doing much better with taking advantage of the free time that I have to get writing done and I'm feeling pretty good about it.  There's still plenty of ideas I need to get written down though so free time or an extra set of hands is what's needed.  Especially since I want to continue to try and develop some other tools/resources for y'all to use.

The Devil's Financial Dictionary by Jason Zweig (affiliate link) is a nice little time killer that gives brutally honest and often humorous definitions of different finance and investing terminology.

Today's word/definition is:
"Wealth Manager, n. - A member of hte middle class who tells members of the upper class how to manage their wealth, starting by urging them to give him or her approximately 1 percent of it every year.  After many years of collecting these fees, the wealth manager will eventually become wealthy in his or her own rigth and might well think hard before hiring a wealth manager."
On to the Roundup

In case you missed them, here's the posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit over the past week.
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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 Life of Yes by Our Next Life

Should You Applaud Vanguard's Move to Close Its Active Dividend Growth Fund? by Dividend Growth Investor

August 2016 Stock Considerations by DivHut

Lanny and Bert's July Dividend Income Summary by Dividend Diplomats

Passive Income Update - July 2016 by Roadmap2Retire

10 Tips for First Time Dividend Investors by Sure Dividend

Disrupting Your Own Happiness by A Wealth of Common Sense

Saying What Needs to be Said by FI Fighter

Finding Value in the S&P 500: 9 Healthcare Dividend Growth Stocks Part I by Chuck Carnevale on Seeking Alpha

Let Your Winners Ride and Your Losers Wither by Financially Integrated

July 2016 Dividend Income Report by Dividend Hustler

A Dozen Things I've Learned from Andy Grove About Business and Strategy by 25iq

Just How Overvalued Are Dividend Stocks Today? on Seeking Alpha

Wal-Mart Shareholders Should Welcome A Jet.com Acquisition by The Conservative Income Investor

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!

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  1. Thanks for including my post, JC.

    It's good to hear that you are spending some quality time and one-on-one with your baby. Hope the sleep schedule has improved a bit.

    Have a great weekend

  2. As always I appreciate the DivHut mention. Thank you!

  3. Thanks for including Sure Dividend in this week's roundup!


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