Weekend Reading – June 28, 2014

A learning mind is always open to new ideas, thoughts and endeavors in life and there is no frontier that is beyond human race. Here are some of the best articles that I enjoyed this week and they can sprout seeds of new thinking or reinforce existing ones.

Recent Stock Purchase for June 2014 By DivHut 
Keith bought securities in 5 companies this month of June: Aflac Inc. (AFL), The Chubb Corp (CB), General Electric Company (GE), Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (KRFT). I already own GE in one of the small portfolio which has a nice dividend yield of 3.3% and have been eyeing some of the other excellent companies, especially WFC and KRFT. Keith explains the rationale for all these buys.

Quarter Two: My Second Net Worth Overshare By Cashville Skyline
Cashville Skyville’s net worth jumped by almost by +$52K this quarter which is awesome. He also started his adventures in DI and bought KO, KMI and GE, which I also own in Portfolios. He already maxed out Roth IRA by contributing $5500 in Jan, which eventually will be one of my goal as well.

Frugal Fitness by Dividend Mantra
Jason talks about the fitness regimen using frugal means and beautifully explains various exercises for Day 1- Chest and Shoulders, Day 2 – Biceps and Triceps, Day 3 – Back and Legs, putting about 30 minutes per day three times per week. I’ve a similar exercise goal although I’m hitting and missing it 😉

What if Everyone Became Frugal By MMM
MrMoneyMustache talks about the debate on early retirement, frugality and simple living and concerns that it might trigger economic recessions but then allays them as frugal folks like us are not that many, so, we are in good camp by being frugal 🙂 and I might add helping mother nature by conserving previous resources

Construction of $192,000 Portfolio with Income Producing ETF by Asset-Grinder
Asset-Grinder constructed an interesting portfolio with ETFs (exchanged-traded funds) for his grandma with 46% fixed income and 54% equity income funds in a conservative way to reduce risks. Besides DI/DGI stocks that I own, I also have several ETFs in one of my Portfolios as a way to dampen higher volatility and attenuate big risks, as stocks can always dive big time any time.

Full Disclosure: Long on securities as mentioned above.

Thanks for reading.

6 thoughts on “Weekend Reading – June 28, 2014

  1. PIM,

    Thanks so much for including me!

    I enjoyed reading that MMM article back in the day. He always has a great perspective.

    Hope you’re enjoying your weekend. 🙂

    Best wishes!

    1. You’re welcome Keith. I like the blue chip companies that you have chosen. Will be pulling trigger on some of them in future.

      Best wishes.

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