This week--after asking your comments last week on how to arrange this going forward--I have kept things mostly the same. I have yet to decide how to adjust the Top 5 list as I have not had much time to think on the excellent reader suggestions I received (a busy week!).
So, for now, it is largely business as usual.
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 2 May.
"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.
An interesting list this week. As usual, the newly published articles on my Britvic purchase and April dividend and trading update take pride of place.
However, another new entry at number 5 is my post on Dividend Life's Work Freedom Day published back in March. It has often threatened to get in the Top 5 but this week saw quite a lot of extra interest for some reason. So here it is.
From last week, my post on UK student loans continues to be popular as does my (very) early plans for retirement planing my portfolio.
Anyway, without any further ado, here is my breakdown for the week beginning 25 April 2015:
- New: BUY: Britvic--Taking a Sip of a Soft Drinks Giant
- New: April 2015: Dividend Income and Trading Activity
- Why I Am Happy to Have a Student Loan (in the UK) and Not Repay it Early
- Shifting My Portfolio into "Retirement Gear": Primitive Proposed Plan and Timescales
- New: "Work Freedom Day"--A New Way to Chase Your Financial Independence "Crossover Point"?
"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 week--taking on board Dividend Life's suggestion last week--I have tried breaking it down a little into categories.
Hopefully you enjoy reading them as much as I did.
Budgeting and Frugality
FIRE (Financial Independence/Retiring Early) Planning and Strategy
- Fire Fighting after FiRe - How to Manage an Emergency Fund when the Salary Stops (Keeper of the Cauldron)
- Are we there yet?? Work Freedom Age calculator (Dividend Life)
- Progress, Volatility and the Snowball (The Escape Artist)
- Spending Rules That Fit the Patterns of Retirement, and Some That Don't (The Retirement Cafe)--Thanks to Cerridwen of the Keeper of the Cauldron (and Dearieme!) for highlighting this in the comments below.
FIRE (Financial Independence/Retiring Early) Progress
General Personal Finance
- 0.8% is all it takes (Finance Zombie)
- Why the Rich Get Richer & The Poor Get Poorer (Under the Money Tree)
Misc (who doesn't like a good "Misc" category?)
- Best Web Hosting Companies – NOT ZYMA (There's Value)--Especially check out the comments. Customer service or what!
"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!