Weekly Roundup - December 3, 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.
You'll have to forgive me for the missing Weekly Roundup from last week.  Thanksgiving week started off with me getting sick and it was horrible.  I essentially couldn't keep anything down, even water, so it wasn't any fun when you add that on top of having chills.  No fever really, just chills.  I pretty much slept for all but about 6 hours from noon Saturday through Monday morning.  I love sleep, but not when it's like that.  Luckily, I kicked that by Monday afternoon of Thanksgiving week.  

Unfortunately that didn't mean productivity shot up since I was still trying to recover.  48 hours of keeping nothing down meant I was pretty dehydrated and lethargic for a couple days.  Thankfully though everything was back to normal by Wednesday, just in time to enjoy friends, family, football and of course food.

I'm not normally a Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopper, but this year was different.  As many of you know I'm now a SAHD while my wife works and I've had my eye on garage gym package.  Nothing fancy, just a squat rack with a pull-up bar, a barbell and some weight plates.  I ended up splurging and buying it.  Surprisingly enough the way they had their deals set up I was able to get everything, plus some extra 5 lb weight plates, by purchasing them all individually as opposed to getting the package.  I haven't been able to use it yet since it came in Thursday of this week, but starting next week it's game on.

Garage Gym Set Up

I need to get some more weight plates/bumpers since there's only 170 lbs total plus the 45 lb bar, but those will be added on via Craigslist purchases.

My wife and I will be out of town this weekend although honestly I wish we were just staying home because of the weather.  My wife is running the San Antonio 1/2 marathon this Sunday, so if any readers/fellow bloggers are in San Antonio shoot me an email or DM me on Twitter and we can try to meet up.

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!

Don't Try To Get Rich Twice by A Wealth of Common Sense

Two Important Investment Principles by Base Hit Investing

A Dozen Things Warren Buffett and Charline Munger Learned from See's Candies by 25iq

Faith, Feedback and Fear: Ready for the Valeant Test? by Aswath Damodaran

The Best Asset Class To Hold In Retirement Accounts by Dividend Growth Investor

Outlook for December 2016 by Roadmap2Retire

What if we Retired Today? by Our Next Life

Recent Stock Purchase by DivHut

November Dividend Income by Investment Hunting

The Lifelong Burden of Material Objects by Retire Before Dad

2016 Total Dividend Increase Summary by Young Dividend

DivGro Pulse: November 2016 by DivGro

Some of the Wisest Words Ever Spoken About Investing by Jason Zweig

An Update on that "Early Retirement" Thing by Retire29

Passive Income Report: November 2016 by Passive Income Dude

2016 Dividend Aristocrats List by Sure Dividend

Investors Continue to Ignore Debt by The Conservative Income Investor

Coca-Cola (KO) Dividend Stock Analysis by Dividend Value Builder

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!

Image courtesy of Gubgib via FreeDigitalPhotos


  1. Hi JC,
    Glad to hear you're feeling better and recovered in time for the holiday. Congrats on the home gym. Any plans to run a marathon with your wife in the future?
    Thanks for the interesting list of links!

    Best wishes,

    1. DL,

      Whatever bug I had was horrible, although on the bright side at least I didn't really have to suffer through too much because I just slept it off.

      I've run half marathons with my wife before and actually did the one in Nashville earlier this year because my wife was pregnant and couldn't do it. I was surprised to see that my time wasn't that bad considering I did no training for it at all. I'm looking forward to getting back to working out now that I have my home gym. It's been way too long.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. As always, I appreciate the DivHut mention. Thank you! Glad to hear you are well over your sickness. By your description it sounded pretty horrible. At last you got your weights in. I know you have been anticipating your home gym for a while now and I'm happy to hear you are on your way with the weights.

    1. Keith,

      It was bad whenever I was awake, but luckily I slept through most of it.

      I've definitely been eyeing a home/garage gym and can't wait to start putting them to work and getting back into better shape.

      Thanks for stopping by!


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