However, another popularity contest must go on: our Top 5. How did you vote (with your clicks) over here at the Dividend Drive?
Last week saw great interest in many of the posts included. So hopefully you will find some of these of interest as well.
As before, this is going to include your favourite articles "On Here" (that is on The Dividend Drive) and my favourite articles "Over There" (that is, on other personal finance sites I read).
And "Over To You"? Well that is an invite for you to highlight any articles you came across that you found interesting and not included in the list below.
Anyway, here goes my list for 9 May. Enjoy!
"On Here"NOTE: The "On Here" list is purely quantitative. It is the posts with the most unique reads that week (not including other Top 5 lists).When marked "New" it means they were not on last week's list not necessarily that were published this week.
As is invariably the case, the two new articles on the Dividend Drive take prominent spots. My changing of a investment goal measurement has got a lot of interest and fascinating comments from readers which are of great interest.
Similarly my recent short post on the possibility of the RobinHood fee-free broker expanding internationally and whether or not they are any good pulled in quite a bit of reading but so far little in the way of responses. Have you used them in the US? Are you interested in using them if they come to your country?
Outside of these new post my April dividend income and trading update was popular again as was my recent Britvic soft drinks purchase. And, believe it or not, my post on my plans for shifting my portfolio to retirement gear is in the top 5 again. It has featured in every list since I started this a month ago.
Anyway, without any further ado, here is my breakdown for the week beginning 2 May 2015:
- New: I'm Bringing FTSE Back: Linking My Portfolio Yield Goal to the FTSE 100 Yield
- April 2015: Dividend Income and Trading Activity
- New: Loved By the Good? Fee-free Broker RobinHood Looking to Expand Internationally--Anyone Used Them?
- BUY: Britvic--Taking a Sip of a Soft Drinks Giant
- Shifting My Portfolio into "Retirement Gear": Primitive Proposed Plan and Timescales
"Over There"NOTE: The "Over There" nothing like the "On Here" list. It is qualitative through and through and is simply chosen by me from what I read (and mostly commented on) during the week. It is not really a ranking but a motley bag of (excellent) items.
So what about articles published elsewhere. Here is a little list of what caught my eye.
This again is a wonderful mix of fascinating articles. From why 90 year old millionaires next door only tell us a certain amount to always assuming that your investments will fail you--no matter what they are!
Hopefully you enjoy reading them as much as I did.
Budgeting and Frugality
FIRE (Financial Independence/Retiring Early) Planning and Strategy
- Nonagenarian millionaires next door can only teach us so much about investing (Monevator)
- The ethical investment conundrum (Simple Living in Suffolk)
- Growing a Dividend Forest (Sure Dividend)
FIRE (Financial Independence/Retiring Early) Progress
General Personal Finance
Misc (who doesn't like a good "Misc" category?)
- The Pond Game (Under the Money Tree)--Though it probably earns a place in the budgeting and frugality category!
- Dig A Well Before You Are Thirsty (The Escape Artist)
"Over to You"Anyway, that is it for this week. And here, as promised an age ago (or rather a few lines above), the "Over to You" bit.
What did you read this week that you found really interesting related to investing, personal finance or financial independence?
Make a comment below and include a link. Then we can all take a look!