Saturday, 6 June 2015

My Weekly Top 5: On Here, Over There (and Over To You)--6 June 2015

Another week has gone and it is time for my weekly round up of various posts around the web that caught my eye as well as the most read here on The Dividend Drive

As usual, the summary last week saw a lot of interest from you all. Hopefully there is plenty in here to catch your interest again and please do suggest anything interesting you bumped into which I have not included.

Just a reminder about my separate Top 5 section in my page which includes Every(ish) Post on this site. So, if you want to look at past ones, have a trot over to there.

As always, 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 6 June. 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.

Again this week has seen the newly published articles--as usual--take the top spots. This time it includes my monthly review and my newest consumer goods purchase: Stock Spirits.

A surprise this week, however, is the emergence of two articles published months ago. One on green utility, Infinis Energy, was published about a year ago. The other regarding my investment in fellow (yet completely different) utility company, National Grid, also was popular again 4 months after it was originally published.

Anyway, without any further ado, here is my breakdown for the week beginning 30 May 2015:

  1. New: May 2015: Dividend Income, Trading Activity and Portfolio Snapshot
  2. New: BUY: Stock Spirits Group--Spirited Growth in Central and Eastern Europe?
  3. A Minor Miner Addition: South32 Joins My Portfolio After BHP Billiton Demerger
  4. We also have two older articles re-enter the top 5 in joint 4th position:
    1. New: BUY: National Grid--Electrifying income with an (ultra) Defensive Utility
    2. New: THOUGHTS: Infinis Energy--An Excellent Green Opportunity?
  5. BUY: Legal & General--Growth and Income Going for a Song?

"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. Unsurprisingly for the first week in June, we see a vast number of May FI updates dominate the list. However, there is a vast array of other fascinating stuff especially in the investing section.

Anyway, hopefully you enjoy reading these as much as I did.

FIRE (Financial Independence/Retiring Early) Planning and Strategy

FIRE (Financial Independence/Retiring Early) Progress


Budgeting and Frugality

General Personal Finance

"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!

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  1. HI DD
    Thanks for the two shout-outs and the links - some great posts there that I missed. Hope you're having a great weekend!

    1. My pleasure, weenie.

      Yes, it was another good week for interesting posts. Could barely keep on top of them!

      Certainly have had a great weekend so far. Our anniversary yesterday and now some nice weather! Hope your weekend is good as well!

    2. Thank you. It was an excellent day. Me and Miss DD thoroughly enjoyed it!