It has been a fun week here at dividend ladder. We formally launched our membership section and published a fun post on what it takes to get rich investing in dividend stocks. Here’s a look at some of my favorite reads this week:

Top Pick
Popular dividend growth stocks – This is a really cool post from DivGro that compares 20 portfolios from different dividend bloggers. You’ll get to see what the top 31 holdings are. I can’t even imagine how many hours this took to put together. What a useful post!

Financial Freedom
Freedom Is King – Dividend Mantra explains why financial freedom is the ultimate status symbol.

Early Retirement Roadmap – Financially Integrated explains his family’s plan to reach early retirement, what it takes to get there and what to do once you are free.

Investing
Patience and Investing – Income surfer explains why patience is a virtue and what he does to work on his patience. Do you use a watch list like Bryan does to help you manage upcoming investments?

EPS vs Free Cash Flow – This is an important post for every dividend investor. Understand the difference between these two data points and how they could impact dividend payouts.

Focus On More Than Income – Dividend Growth Investor shares insight on why it is important to focus on growth and dividends, not dividends alone.

Other
Roth vs Traditional IRA – Dan Mac explains the difference between a Roth IRA and a Traditional IRA. It is important to understand what works best for you.

Considering Life Insurance – How much is enough. A thought provoking post from My Own Advisor. I personally have 8 years of salary coverage which I explained in the comment section of Mark’s post.

Passive Income update – WYOR shares a passive income update. Sources include dividends, Lending club and Prosper.

8 Responses to Focusing On The Future

  1. DL,

    Thanks so much for the mention!

    Best of luck on the new membership area. I’ll try to get the word out on it. 🙂

    Best wishes.

  2. Thanks for the mention Ladder. I wanted to tell you that your membership area looks awesome. I love the new tools and lists! In the first 15 minutes, after I logged in, I had 3 or 4 new investment ideas……plus a fist full of new stocks to analyze. Have a great day
    -Bryan

  3. Thanks for the mention DL! Much appreciated!

    I too have been able to play around with the new tools in the member’s area and am liking what I see.

  4. Integrator says:

    Thanks for the mention DL. Looks like you’ve assembled a great set of tools for premium members here. I look forward to experimenting with some of them!

  5. Glad to see the premium area up and running. I know it was a lot of work getting it up and running. I’ll be sure to share it. And thanks for the mention.

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