Man, was it a busy week this past week! I flew back into town from Chicago late Monday night, and was back in the full swing of things by Tuesday morning at work. I’m just glad the work week is over, and I can now kick back and relax a little.
In other news, closing for Rental Property #4 is scheduled for next Tuesday (November 12) afternoon. This process has been dragging on for over a month, so I’ll be very relieved when it’s finally over!
Here are some great posts from around the blogosphere this week. Enjoy!
Income Update – October 2013 by Passive Income Pursuit
Passive Income Pursuit continues to crush it from both an income and savings perspective. Not many people are able to combine such offensive firepower with a 80%+ savings rate to boot. Looks like early FI is in the cards for sure!
October Recap by Compounding Income
Compounding Income was able to earn $400+ in passive income in October. Another dividend investor who continues to make outstanding progress in building the cash flow. Let’s wish him all the best as he gets set to deploy to Afghanistan.
October 2013 net worth update (+2.0%) by Leigh’s Financial Journey
Another high income earner who’s lightyears ahead of her peers, Leigh has now built a net worth of over $300,000. The mortgage is also disappearing at a rapid rate. Great job!
Dividend Income Update – October 2013 by Dividend Mantra
A model of consistency, Dividend Mantra is a diligent saver who is always putting his capital to good use. By staying the course and making sound investments, he was able to rack in ~$250 in dividend income this month. This covers 13% of expenses, which is awesome since the income was earned passively.
Learning From Your Coworkers Who Cannot Retire by Retire Before Dad
Oh, the corporate workplace… there’s so much you can learn from your co-workers. 😉 I always figured, if they really knew so much about finances, then why are they still here after age 40? Retire Before Dad discusses a very important topic in his post — health. For those of us who sit in a cube for 40+ hours each week, it’s definitely not the healthiest of lifestyles. If you want to enjoy your retirement, you MUST take care of your health. I couldn’t agree more.
Financial Lessons I Remember Learning From My Dad by FI Pilgrim
Sometimes father knows best. FI Pilgrim goes over some important life lessons, not all involving money. He’s right, there’s more to life than just that paycheck. It’s also important to pass along what we’ve learned along the way so that the future generations will avoid making the same mistakes.
What are Business Development Companies? by Pulling Ourselves Up Financially
High yield is important to most of us income investors, but a lot of us also don’t want to take big risks, so we stay invested in solid, large-cap blue chip companies.Pulling Ourselves Up Financially discusses business development companies as a possible alternative. Previously, I had never heard of them, so this was all brand new to me. Great summary!