Weekly Roundup – October 8, 2016…I’m Back

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.

I’m back!  In case you didn’t know I was in Washington D.C. last weekend so sorry…no roundup last week.  Although you’ll get a bit of a double dose to make up for it.  


It was a bachelor weekend for me to head up to D.C. for a buddy of mine’s wedding.  I hadn’t been up to the area in 7-8 years so it was great getting to go and even better to get to do a last solo trip before officially becoming a full-time SAHD.  Which by the way went well this past week with few tears by my daughter and myself.


D.C. was awesome although I have to admit it was a long and tiring trip and I was glad to head back home last Sunday.  It’s crazy how having a child changes your perspective on things.  I wasn’t even gone for 3 full days but come Sunday I was ready to just teleport back home.  I’ve added some pictures from my trip and the whole reason to come home further down in the post.

There’s not much in the markets that I feel is an overwhelming value purchase right now so I’ve been a bit more active in the options market.  By selling puts you can generate a “premium” yield or purchase shares at a discount.  That sounds like a good situation to me, especially in the current market environment.  


I opened up 2 more positions this week and closed another position to lock in a gain.  The first put option was on Altria and I’m looking forward to seeing how things play out.  The second one was opened up on Friday so you’ll have to wait until tomorrow or Monday to get the full details.


I’m probably a bit tapped out right now for options unless there’s an overwhelmingly good opportunity that pops up.  I have to admit that I’m a bit saddened by that since it’s been great getting back involved in the options market even though I’m having to be a bit more conservative than I’d like due to limited funds.


Oh yeah, I also added to my Nike (Analysis Here) and V.F. Corporation positions in my Loyal3 portfolio with accumulated dividends.  You’ve got to love no commission purchases!

U.S. Capitol
U.S. Capitol building
TPC Potomac
The wedding was held at TPC Potomac.  I’d love to go make some divots on that course.
chicken and waffles, yum
Lincoln’s Waffle Shop: No He Didn’t Eat Here
World War II Memorial & Lincoln Memorial
Looking at the Lincoln Memorial from the World War II Memorial
Washington Monument at night
Washington Monument at Night
MLK Memorial
MLK Memorial: This was my favorite new memorial in D.C. 
White House
Drizzly pic of the White House with the Washington Monument peeking through the clouds
Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol from the plane ride home
Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol and National Mall from the plane
My reason for everything



In case you missed them, here’s the posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit over the past 2 weeks.

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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!



Personal Finance Is…Very Personal by Dividend Hustler


Market Timing by Roadmap2Retire


Early FI – There Are No Rules! by FI Fighter


Knowing When To Break Your Own Rules by A Wealth of Common Sense


Update and Recent Buy by Income Surfer


The Most Addictive Thing In The World by Retire29


How Well Do We Really Know Our Post Retirement Selves by Our Next Life


Monthly Review: September 2016 by DivGro


The Best Canadian Railway Stock for Dividend Growth Investors on Sure Dividend


October 2016 Stock Considerations by DivHut


September Dividend Income by Investment Hunting


What Rate of Return Will An Investment In Johnson & Johnson Deliver by Chuck Carnevale via Seeking Alpha


Getting Started – The Hardest Part About Dividend Investing by Dividend Growth Investor


A Dozen Things You Can Learn By Reading “The Success Equation” by Michael Mauboussin by 25iq


September Dividend Income Summary by Bert and Lanny at Dividend Diplomats


Target Stock: A Poor Business Strategy Ahead by The Conservative Income Investor


Also, if you’re looking for investment ideas, A Frugal Family’s Journey keeps a list of stock analyses and recent buys from fellow bloggers.


I hope you all have a great weekend!

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