Weekly Roundup - December 17, 2016

Curated list of articles on dividend growth investing, financial independence, freedom and passive income
Happy Weekend!  Check out what's been going on in my world and some of the best articles from around the blogosphere.
It's hard to believe that 2016 is just 2 weeks from being over.  How in the world is that possible?  I don't know about all of you but this year has just flown by.  Of course that tends to happen when you have a crazy life that changes almost daily.  2016 saw me get laid off in April, welcome our daughter in July and me swap to full time dad status while my wife gets back in to teaching.

Last week I did a great job with working out and stuck to a consistent schedule.  Unfortunately this week hasn't been so lucky.  Our daughter is now 5 months old and getting more and more mobile by the day.  Which is great for her, but when you couple that with her not napping as much during the day it makes it harder for me to get anything done.  No worries though because she should start being able to entertain herself for a little bit, although maybe that's wishful thinking.

If you've been following along I've been extremely active in the options market, but there hasn't been much that I'm comfortable purchasing quite yet.  I figure I might as well use up some of these free trades in my Rollover IRA to boost up investment income.  Plus it never hurts to hone skills with other investment methods in order to have multiple feathers in your hat.

Frankly I've been lazy with my writing and haven't done anywhere near what I'd like to do.  I have so many ideas running around and draft posts started, but there's only so much time in the day and energy in my body.  I'm hoping that these next 2 weeks will see my productivity as far as increasing my writing output since my wife is on Christmas break.  I need to start scheduling a set time, likely first thing in the morning, to just get started with writing.  

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!

Moats and Knights by Clear Eyes Investing

Recognizing the Difference Between Burnout and a Dead End by Our Next Life

Binary World by Income Surfer

What Is Your Edge? by Base Hit Investing

Expected Risk by A Wealth of Common Sense

What is Dividend Investment Risk? by Dividend Growth Investor

Recent Stock Purchase II December 2016 by DivHut

Passive Income Update - Nov 2016 by Roadmap2Retire

Monthly Review: November 2016 by DivGro

Tax Loss Harvesting Plan by Young Dividend

What's Speculating?  What's Investing?  Some of the Wisest Investors Weigh In by Jason Zweig

Public Storage (PSA): Down 17% But Still A Superb Dividend Growth Stock by Simply Safe Dividends

2017 Goals by Dividend Ten

Stock Buy: Algonquin Power & Utilities by Investment Hunting

Case Study: Warren Buffet's Yield On Cost For Coca-Cola on Sure Dividend

A Dozen Things I've Learned About Negotiation by 25iq

My Assessment of the Current REIT Landscape by The Conservative Income Investor

If you're looking for investment ideas, A Frugal Family's Journey maintains 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 the mention. I really appreciate lists like this one. There are a handful of posts, i didn't know about. It's a great way for me to discover new blogs. Thanks for taking the time to pull this together.

  2. Thank you for the mention JC!

    I hope all is well with you and your family!


  3. As you daughter gets older, things do get easier. Well, that is if you guys don't have plan to have another child. :) Hope you end your year on a strong note!

    BTW, thanks for the continued mention my friend. Best wishes!! AFFJ


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