Weekly Recap (With a Kicker)

I have a couple of other announcements before we get down to the weekly article recap.  First off, I want to thank everyone for making the transition over to the new site.  I really appreciate all the feedback and support I’m receiving.  I also wanted to thank everyone who has signed up for email notification for post updates, or for the monthly newsletter.  Please remember to check your spam filters, as several readers have emailed me complaining they did not receive their notifications…when actually they were in the reader’s spam folder.  Additionally, the monthly newsletter comes out on the first of every month.  It will continue to be free until the June 1st edition.  You can view the March 1st issue by downloading it (in pdf form) from the newsletter page of this blog.  

************I have added the link below because readers have told me they had trouble finding the newsletter.  I will devise a better system for next month.****************

March 2014 Income Surfer Newsletter

I would also like to remind all of you Buffett-ites out there that Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders is now posted on Berkshire Hathaway’s website.  You can get there by clicking this link.  I always enjoy reading the wit and wisdom of Warren Buffett.

Dividend Ladder has opened for membership once again.  The site has some outstanding lists and tools, to help income investors find their ideal investments.  It is worth your time to take a look at the offerings.

JC over at Passive Income Pursuit has now wrapped up his three part “cola investment” series on Seeking Alpha.  I’m sure he would correct me and call them something like carbonated beverage companies, but you get the idea.  Anyway,  he has produced rock solid analyses for Coca-Cola, Pepsico, and Dr. Pepper Snapple.  Read all the articles by clicking on the linked names above.

This week two of the blogs I follow wrote posts that tie in closely with one of my core beliefs.  Jay over at The First Million is The Hardest and Jason at Dividend Mantra, wrote articles about the value of time and freedom, respectively.  It’s ironic, because I just completed a guest post for another blogger…..about how great it is that my wife and I are building flexible lives around our passions.  To me, time is our most important resource after our health………and needs to be utilized to its maximum.  I strongly encourage everyone to read the two posts above.

Having worked with a few “mad scientist” types over the years, I always chuck at what passes for a business model at product development companies.  Well, Forbes Magazine wrote the linked article about a couple guys that have it right.  They have been wildly successful and are still in business after 30 years, because they turned standard convention on its head.  Read this article and learn about these two guys that have had a hand in many things you use from your toothbrush to your mop.

Last up, this week we have the Tropical MBA Podcast.  These guys always make me chuckle, but sometimes they put out a show that is truly out of this world.  The hosts for this show are a pair of Americans who run a “location independent” product company out of southeast Asia.  This episode resonated with me because they walked listeners through the launch of their first two products, and their corresponding companies.  Their successes, failures, and what they will do differently next time.  If you’re thinking about producing your own products, click the link above and listen to Tropical MBA’s 30 minute audio.


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8 thoughts on “Weekly Recap (With a Kicker)

  1. writing2reality

    Congrats on the successful launch this past week here at Income Surfer!

    The Buffett letters are a must read on an annual basis. Simply phenomenal writing and fantastic education from the best investor this world has seen.

    Enjoy your weekend Bryan!

    1. Income Surfer Post author

      Thanks for the kind words WYOR. Readers are telling me they had trouble finding my newsletter…..so I’m going to revise the post above in a second. Buffett’s letters are outstanding. I knew this one would be good, with the prerelease in Fortune Magazine. Have a great weekend

  2. Dividenden-Sammler


    do you have a link to Warren Buffett’s annual letter?

    And thanks for the link in your text with the good stuff.
    I wish it would be summer.
    Then you could sit with your tablet and a cigar outside in the sun and read everything…
    So you sit only in a room or house and read… :-(

    Best whishes


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