Back To The Grind | Weekly Roundup - March 3, 2018
I had a conversation with my wife this past week, nothing serious, but it's nice to see she's kind of thinking the same thing as me. What started it was that I was watching a Planet Earth or Blue Planet episode and they were talking about the Congo River Basin. Once the river/jungle made it to the Atlantic Ocean they highlighted some elephants, buffalo, pigs and other jungle animals just lounging around on the beach.
That's when she said something along the lines of "that would be nice to do every day". So we talked a bit about moving and building a small house on a beach somewhere and just kind of living the "good" life. I don't think we're there yet financially, but it's nice to hear her talking about it too.
Speaking of money, my primary bank decided they were going to institute a new fee for savings accounts. Well they changed the term structure on my account from it being a no fee savings account to a $20 fee if I didn't keep $15k or more in it. WTF! Needless to say since they wouldn't refund that fee and no longer offered any free savings account options I closed my account. And people wonder why cryptocurrencies are en vogue.
I've also made 2 small purchases that I really need to get posts about and nearly added a 3rd on Friday. One was a company that wasn't really on my radar, but falls into the lower yield/higher growth camp and the other was a company that I've long wanted to add to my portfolio. Rest assured updates will be coming in due time.
Have you taken advantage of the market volatility to add to any positions or to start new positions?
On to the Roundup
In case you missed them, here's the posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit over the past week.
- Learning From The Masters | Warren Buffet's 2017 Letter To Shareholders
- One Raise At A Time | Banking on Higher Dividends
- One Raise At A Time | Drilling Down For Dividends
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!
Outlook For March 2018 by Roadmap2Retire
The Race Against Time by Reverse The Crush
FIRO And You by Dividends Diversify
Disney (DIS) Dividend Stock Analysis by Dividend Growth Investor
Stop Comparing Yourself To Others by Tawcan
Bert's March Dividend Stock Watchlist by Dividend Diplomats
Recent Stock Purchase II February 2018 by DivHut
Some Financial Phrases I Find Annoying by A Wealth of Common Sense
Options Update January 2018 by DivGro
Aligning Your Spending With Your Values vs What You Value by Our Next Life
Portfolio Thoughts February 2018 by Engineering Dividends
Passive Income & Portfolio February 2018 Update by Balanced 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!