Weekly Roundup - January 21, 2017

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.
As many of you know my wife and I made the decision that it was best for me to head back to work.  Everything kind of fell into place and I didn't even have to go searching for a job.  While it'll be good to get back to work, and maybe a good sign for the oil/gas sector that there is some increasing in drilling activity, it's also bittersweet because I'll be gone quite often and away from my wife and daughter.  Although I can't help but feel blessed that I was able to be home with her for over 6 months while being a stay at home dad.
I hope to get on a more consistent writing schedule once I get back to work.  When things are going smoothly with work I have about 12 hours per day to do other things which is much needed right now because I have so much stuff to get done for just maintenance, record keeping and of course writing.   

The 3rd week of 2017 didn't see any slow down in my options activity.  I've been putting up a furious pace with my options activity primarily via just selling cash secured puts in my Rollover IRA.  This past week I hit 10+ moves again between opening and closing positions and if things hold steady I'll set a personal best for options income earned in one month. 

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!

My Goals for 2017 and After by Dividend Growth Investor

Performance Peek-A-Boo by Jason Zweig

Quarterly Review, Q4 - 2016 by DivGro

Goals for 2017 by Roadmap2Retire

December 2016 Options Income Roundup by Options Hunting

None Of This Feels Real by Our Next Life

Thriving Investing While Interest Rates Rise by The Conservative Income Investor

Target (TGT) Drops 8% on Another Disappointing Report by Simply Safe Dividends

Why Is It So Hard To Forecast The Future? by 25iq

The Triforce of Wealth by Retire Before Dad

Want to Retire in your 30's?  Cool!  Here's How I Did It by Think Save Retire

Cracking The Currency Code by Musings on Markets

Coca-Cola's Growth Potential and Market Share on Sure Dividend

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. This is great that you are going back to work, will you continue with the options to continue to build up the portfolio or you will slow down on that?

    Thanks for the weekly updates.

  2. Good to hear that you will be heading back to work although I totally get why it's bitter sweet to be away from family.

    Wishing you the best and looking forward to reading more of your writings in the coming weeks. That's some handsome trading profits from the options. Keep it up and thanks for sharing.

    Also thanks for the shoutout and linking to my goals post.


  3. PiP -

    Hope that it means great things with you being back on the grind! Also - crazy div increase from Realty Income, very unexpected. Thanks for sharing a nice list of articles above, hope you're having a nice weekend.


  4. As always, thanks for the continued support and sharing of our two collections. Have a great weekend JC.

    Best wishes, AFFJ

  5. Thanks for the mention JC. I think that the paycheck will definitely help to grow your networth and dividend income in 2017, and get you closer to financial independence


  6. Wow, setting personal best at 3rd week of 2017 is the best way to start the year!
    Best of luck with your job, much needed after 6 months lack of sleep? hehehe. It's always good to stay with your infant on the first year of her life. I wouldn't mind taking a year off just so my infant isn't taking care by a stranger. Especially, you can afford it financially.


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