Cancel Crash? | Weekly Roundup - February 17, 2018
Aside from the market rebounding nicely I have to say it was a great week for one of my favorite things: dividend increases. Three different companies announced that they would be giving me a pay raise! That's more than I can say about my day job. Even better is that there's still at least 2 more that I expect to get this month and likely a 3rd one. Man it's nice to see those raises coming in.
Despite the happiness from seeing dividend increases I have to say the week was pretty frustrating. It started off with me likely being able to go home last Sunday to now me still being at work and HOPEFULLY getting home tomorrow. An extra week at work is now bueno.
To top it off I had driven to town to go get some groceries and went to Wal-Mart just fine. Went to a gas station just fine. Came out of the gas station and my car wouldn't start. I would have loved to save some money and fix it myself, but I wasn't 100% sure what the issue was, I thought it was the fuel pump which is what ended up being the cause, and it would be difficult to diagnose and then get the parts.
Especially since at the time I had a limited time schedule with me potentially going home on Friday. So that meant paying for a mechanic to look at it and get it fixed. Nearly $800 of unplanned expenses later and I was able to get my car again. At least the extra days at work helped to cover those costs.
Eventually I will get back home, one way or another. And I can't wait to spend time with my wife and daughter. They're the reason I do what I do.
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 | Unexpected But Much Appreciated
- One Raise At A Time | Drink Pepsi, Get Paid
- Net Worth Update - January 2018
- One Raise At A Time | Patience Will Be Rewarded
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!
The Key To Living Longer: Fear Being Alone Far More Than Going Broke by Financial Samurai
The Best Dividend ETF In The Accumulation Phase by Dividend Growth Investor
Business Lessons From Reed Hastings/Netflix (Part 2) by 25iq
Testing Times: Market Turmoil And Investment Serenity by Aswath Damodaran
A Healthy Reminder That Stocks Don't Always Go Up by Retire Before Dad
Mining Stocks - When You Feel Good, Sell (Something) by FI Fighter
Dividend Income - Jan 2018 Update by Tawcan
Haters Gonna Say It's Fake by Done By Forty
Lanny's January Dividend Income Summary by Dividend Diplomats
2017 Goal Review by Time In The Market
10 Dividend Growth Stocks For February 2018 by DivGro
4 Considerations For February by Balanced Dividends
Kroger (KR) Dividend Stock Analysis by Dividend Value Builder
Reflection On A Market Correction & What Did I Buy by Dividends Diversify
Decision Regret by A Wealth of Common Sense
Are Million Dollar Early Retirees Ruining Personal Finance? by ThinkSaveRetire
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!