You probably notice I wasn’t around much over the past three weeks. This was because a LOT happened during that period. During the first week, I was on vacation with my family. We had a great time in Sandbridge (near Virginia Beach) and we even went to see a baseball game (Go Tides!). The week after, my kids started school as I was going back to work and I told my boss I’m taking a sabbatical in 2016 (more on that next week). And this week… well. We accepted an offer on our house! If all go well, we will be homeless on October 30th! Joking… we’ll be living in my mother’s basement and in our RV during the weekends. Next step: leaving everything behind in June 2016!
But I’m back this week with more articles:
Bert @ Dividend Diplomats explains why it is important to have a watch list ready. The month of August offered plenty opportunities, but you can’t just get into the market like you walk in a store during Black Friday!
My Dividend Growth had his watch list ready! He bought several stocks! I like his shopping list a lot!
Dividend Growth Journey bought Unilever (UN).
Dividend Family Guy writes about investing 250K… but we are not talking about the stock market here. This is actually the cost of raising a kid these days… Hum… this means I could have been millionaire since I have 3 kids! Hahaha! Congrats to DFG for his new little daughter!
Mark @ My own advisor explains how he manages his DIY portfolio. We share several similarities!
Great start for Pollie and his new series about teaching money to kids. I started myself with my two oldest children about a year ago. I’m not getting ready to the point where I’ll teach them how to invest. My son followed the offer – counter offer process for our house.
Dear Dividend gave himself a raise of $2,170. Good articles on how cutting small expenses could add up to big money.
Dividend Growth Investor digs deeper on metrics we usually use to analyze a company. It’s a great lesson for those who simply look at screeners. Numbers hide other things. The P/E ratio is a great example as future earnings might be very low and therefore, the current P/E ratio is skewed.
And a Special Mention To…
Aylan, the little boy who drown and his picture on the beach was published across the world. Yesterday, I was on training all day and I had no access to the internet. On the radio, I heard about the story but didn’t the picture. Yesterday night, it was our first soccer playoff game. We dominated the game, but lost in penalty since it was a tied game. When I went back home, I was pretty upset to lose this way while we had so many chances. My son and I were frustrated. Then, I opened my computer for the very first time and skimmed through the news.
I saw the picture of little Aylan lying on the beach.
I saw my own little Caleb who’s 3 just like Aylan.
This struck me like a brick thrown to my face: we often give lots of importance to small things and we often give little attention to the important things in our life.
I grabbed my three kids in my arms and told them I love them so much. This is the important thing. Once again, the meaning of leaving everything behind and live with my family for a year makes complete sense.
Sorry, this is a very personal note, but it matters to me. I hope you will have a chance to spend great time with people you love this weekend!