Although my time actually seems to pass much more slowly these days, it still passes faster than I’d like. Which is really why it’s so important to chase after financial independence in the first place. Our time is slowly dwindling away, so we must take control of it now.
I’ve been staying incredibly busy. I’ve got some great content already drafted or completely finished, and I’m excited to get some of that rolled out over the coming week.
Plus, I’ve been doing some interviews around the blogosphere.
If you have some free time on your hands this weekend, please check out this podcast interview I did with Joshua over at Radical Personal Finance. It’s about an hour and a half, so it’s no quick listen. But we covered a wide variety of topics. I had a lot of fun doing it, so I hope any of you interested readers/listeners out there have fun listening in.
I also had the pleasure of being asked to answer some questions for NewRetirement. It was a concise piece, but I especially enjoyed answering their question about the “golden goose”. That’s right in my wheelhouse!
So the weekend is upon us, which for me means some enjoyable time out at Siesta Key Beach, a break from writing, and some football on Sunday. Always good stuff. But this weekend is going to be a little busier than usual. Claudia and I are planning on going to see Christopher Nolan’s new movie, Interstellar. We don’t go to the movie theater all that often since a good DVD can be had for free or just over a dollar, but I’m excited to check this particular movie out. I’m also going to be meeting up with Bryan from Income Surfer this Saturday afternoon for a quick chat, as he’ll be nearby.
I hope you all have a great weekend. Thanks as always for all the support. I’m including some reading material that I recently read and enjoyed. I hope you enjoy it as well!
Undervalued Dividend Growth Stock of the Week
I wrote about a particular dividend growth stock that appears to be substantially undervalued. This stock is now on my watch list for a potential purchase at some point. I really like the fundamentals, and the dividend growth history is surprisingly excellent.
Caution: This Dividend Growth Stock Looks 25% Overvalued
Conversely, the respective stock in this article appears to be overpriced right now. The growth has been mediocre, and the rest of the fundamentals aren’t especially impressive. I’m taking a pass on this one.
20 Inspiring Bloggers Unveil The “One Most Important Thing In Personal Finance”
I was fortunate to be featured in this compilation. This is really great insight as to what a number of bloggers in the personal finance space feel is the most important aspect of personal finance. My answer was similar to what a lot of other bloggers picked, but there were some other, interesting answers in there as well.
Warren Buffett’s ‘Single Best Measure’ Of Stock Market Value Is Higher Today Than During The Housing Bubble
I don’t pay too much attention to broader market valuations or calls for advancement or drops, simply because it’s difficult enough to value one company. Valuing an entire stock market is just about impossible. Besides, I’m not buying the stock market, so the price matters little. That being said, Buffett’s favored market valuation measure, total market cap to GDP, is showing that the market might be pricey right now.
What should I do with American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP)?
Dividend Growth Investor ran down the potential actions he could take with his holding in ARCP. Ultimately, it looks like he’s going to hold, which is what I’m doing as well. For an interesting and potentially optimistic take on the value of the assets that ARCP holds, this piece is worth checking out.
My Total Lifetime Earnings & The New Wealth Ratio!
J. Money put a new spin on an old “Your Money or Your Life” classic exercise. You divide your net worth by all the money you’ve ever earned in your entire life. Ready for a sobering view on your wealth? Try it out!
Net Worth Update – October 2014
Henry updated us on his net worth. Huge jump in one month. Gotta love seeing a plan come together. Steve also shared his and his wife’s net worth and saw a big jump as well.
Dividend Update – October 2014
Another update, and JC received some solid dividend income. His dividend income grew 81.6% year-over-year. Ace also updated his dividend income, as did My Dividend Pipeline, Captain Dividend, Dividend Vet, DivHut, Dividend Hawk, Seraph, Tawcan, Passive Income Mavericks and Roadmap2Retire. Whew! Did I catch them all?
Savings Rate for October 2014
I also read over some budget updates, and No More Waffles had a great month of savings – 70%! The Frugalwoods also did a great job of keeping their expenses low, outside of their mortgage.
These 7 Dividend Growers Just Announced Dividend Hikes
Check out this list to see if you received a pay raise! I wrote a quick synopsis on each company and then went over the recent increases. More cash flow? Yes, please!
Strategies For Cultivating A Mindset Of Financial Independence
Last but certainly not least, I ran across this great piece that not only has great advice for creating a mindset to achieve financial independence, but success in the rest of your life as well. Good read.
Full Disclosure: Long ARCP.
Thanks for reading.
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