We’re already coming up on the last week here in January. I don’t know if it’s just me, but it almost seems as if time continues to pass me by at a faster rate the older I get. I remember being in high school and sitting in science class and that hour seemed like it took a week to go by. Now I can barely find the time to fit my life into my life. I’m so anxious for financial freedom I can almost taste it!
And so in that regard I made some changes to my Freedom Fund this morning, which I’ll be discussing over the coming days. I made some changes that I think will provide me a better opportunity for more income now and a greater chance for growth of that income tomorrow.
In the meantime I put together a great list of articles that I’ve read over the last week or so. I hope everyone out there enjoys their weekend. Slow time down and enjoy each moment.
Below, you’ll find a short list of articles I’ve recently read and enjoyed. I hope you enjoy them as well.
How to retire early – 35 years early
One of the best and most complete interviews I’ve ever read. Pete from Mr. Money Mustache answered some great questions with even better answers, and I think you could learn more from this one interview alone than from most personal finance books. A highly recommended read.
Chevron (CVX) Dividend Stock Analysis
Passive Income Pursuit published a detailed analysis of Chevron Corporation (CVX) and concluded that it’s a good value at today’s prices. I’m inclined to agree. I’m already heavily invested in Chevron, and energy as a whole, or else I’d be interested in buying shares here.
Reader Case Study – Work 5 More Years to Collect Full Pension?
Joe provided a great case study here and I read the entire article twice over. What I can’t believe is that this couple is even thinking about staying miserable for five more years to earn a full pension they don’t even need. This seems like a case of “moreitis” where someone wants more even when they don’t need more. I commented at the bottom of this article and stated that I think the decision is easy – quit, and enjoy life. Money can always be made, but time cannot.
What I Learned From Hawaii
FI Fighter took a vacation to Hawaii and got a taste of freedom and all the beauty it comes with. Now he’s more motivated than ever. I feel the same. I feel invigorated right now, and I’m inspired to retire even before 40. I feel like big things are still in store for me and I’m going to take every opportunity I can.
Should You Dollar Cost Average With Coca-Cola Stock?
Tim has been beating me over the head lately: invest in The Coca-Cola Company (KO), dummy! I mean that in the best way possible, and maybe it’s about time I listen to my fellow blogger/dividend growth investor. I hear you, Tim! I’ll be discussing Coca-Cola very soon.
Coca-Cola: A wide-moat dividend growth stock to buy and hold
Now Dividend Growth Investor, too? It seems like a sign from above. My 80 shares in Coca-Cola is just not enough. Note to self: rectify this and buy shares in Coca-Cola.
These 16 Dividend Growth Stocks Go Ex-Dividend Next Week
I’m regularly writing a column for Daily Trade Alert, and this particular article was published just earlier today. I highlighted sixteen stocks that go ex-dividend next week and discuss one company in-depth that I think is attractively priced with a 6% yield.
Another Purchase in My Portfolio
The Dividend Guy picked Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) for a recent purchase. I really missed the boat with this company last year, but I do hope it finds a way in my portfolio at some point in time.
Full Disclosure: Long CVX, KO
Thanks for reading.
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