Weekly Roundup - March 18, 2017
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Other than that this was just another week back at work which is both a good thing and a bad thing. I love being home and spending time with my wife and daughter, but unfortunately we're not FI yet so active income needs to lead the way which means that dreaded four letter word: WORK.
As many of you know I headed back to work at the beginning of February, while it was bittersweet it was the right decision for us. The original plan was for me to be a contract worker, which sadly means no benefits, but does come with added bonus of being able to say "no I won't work there" or "no I need this time off". That's a luxury that just isn't afforded to you as an employee.
Well I spoke with my old boss yesterday and he said that they are having some spots open up and are looking to hire some people and my name was brought up. It's tempting to take them up on that offer, but I'll need to have a good talk with my wife before any decision is made. The way I see it the decision is centered around whether I want the freedom to say "no" like I currently have or make ~10% more money with benefits, with the big ones being a 401k with matching and the employee stock purchase plan.
From a purely financial perspective going back to being an employee is the no-brainer decision; however, after living that life for 5.5 years the ability to say no is a big plus.
What would your preference be: flexibility or money?
On to the Roundup
In case you missed them, here's the posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit over the past week.
- 7 Option Moves to Boost My Investment Income
- Net Worth Update - February 2017
- Keep Rolling, Rolling, Rolling...What!
- Dividend Growth Investing at Work - Realty Income to the Rescue
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. This dividend growth investing and financial independence community is amazing and the openness from everyone is awesome. Thanks again!
Now on to the links!
Happy 8th Birthday Bull Market! Has The S&P 500 Become Dangerously Overvalued? by Chuck Carnevale
Recent Buy - Toronto Dominion Bank by Roadmap2Retire
Staring Into The Early Retirement Health Care Abyss by Our Next Life
Long Term Investing Is All About Saving Yourself From Yourself by Financial Samurai
Recent Stock Purchase March 2017 by DivHut
Monthly Review: February 2017 by DivGro
Canadian Banks for Long Term Dividend Growth Investors by Dividend Growth Investor
Great Groveling, Guys: Counting All The Ways Analysts Fawn Over Management by Jason Zweig
January 2017 Data Update 10: The Pricing Game! by Aswath Damodaran
Some Lessons For Living From Older Generations by A Wealth of Common Sense
No Choice But To Roth by Dividend Diplomats
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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