Christmas Eve Edition | Weekly Roundup - December 24, 2017
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Well, it's Christmas time again. I love this time of year because despite the hustle and bustle it seems like things just kind of slow down. The cold, well cooler, days/nights are ideal to just sit around with your loved ones. Unfortunately, I won't be spending Christmas day with my family, but you can rest assured that I'll be home the first chance I get.
It's been yet another year of change for us once I went back to work in February. I had a great time being a stay at home dad, but the time had come for me to get back to work. I might be biased a bit but our daughter is awesome. It's really amazing to see her personality develop and change and judging by the smile that's almost always on her face (except when we tell her no and then it's all drama queen with pout faces and fake cries) I'd say she's a very happy little girl.
This year even brought snow to our neck of the woods. We usually get snow about every 7-10 years or so and this is honestly the most that I can remember ever getting. There was about 3/4-1" of accumulation at our house and my family that lives near College Station got 5-6". Around Houston that just doesn't happen.
I completely missed this with everything going on but November also saw Passive Income Pursuit turn 6 years old. I had no idea where this whole blogging thing would take me, financially not very far, but it's great getting to interact with the rest of the community because in my every day life there just aren't that many people interested in investing. I didn't do as much writing as I'd have liked to in 2017, but I'm getting back into a groove and can hopefully settle into a schedule with 2018 on deck.
I do need to pick everyone's brains for a quick question. So obviously, we have a daughter. We haven't started any college fund yet (I know...slacking), but I was hoping to get some feedback as to the pros and cons of the different account types. If you can let me know which account you've opened up for your little, or not so little, ones and why either in the comments section or by email. I've only got about a week left to get a contribution in for 2017...tsk tsk on me.
On to the Roundup
In case you missed them, here's the posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit over the past week.
- One Raise At A Time | Ma Bell Is As Old As I Am
- Asset Milestones | Net Worth Update - November 2017
- One Raise At A Time | For The Love Of Health...And Real Estate
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!
Goals for 2018 by DivGro
Attractively Valued Dividend Kings by Dividend Growth Investor
Inheritance Money by Freedom 35
Don't Be A Perlemus by Tawcan
Seeing Both Sides by A Wealth of Common Sense
Bert's December Dividend Watchlist by Dividend Diplomats
Sensationalizing Risk by Accidental FIRE
The Average Net Worth For The Above Average Married Couple by Financial Samurai
Time In The Market Expense Report - November 2017 by Time In The Market
Goals, Lessons And Mistakes in 2017 by Dividends in Hand
Human Behavior And The Panic Of 1907 by Base Hit Investing
Investing and Business Lessons from The Princess Bride by 25iq
I'd Like To Introduce You To The Johnson's by Dividends Diversify
Tax Reform & Your PFUI: Applying The 10 Heuristics by Balanced Dividends
How To Lose $9 Trillion In A Bull Market by Jason Zweig
Options Update - December 2017 by All About Interest
Options - Generating Additional Income To Bolster The Dividend Portfolio by Engineering Dividends
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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