One of my pet peeves in our modern society, is the amount of waste and garbage that goes into our landfills. A significant amount of this waste is from non-recyclable plastics. Even more wasteful, is the fact much of this plastic is used in one-time use packaging.
There is also the energy expended and petroleum that goes into producing these plastics. Over at the Outlier Model, I asked Why Can’t All Packaging Be Eco-Friendly?
Coincidentally the day after publishing that post, I stopped into Starbucks after my night shift. Lo and behold they now have reusable coffee cups. Good on Starbucks for making that move, and reducing their packaging and impact on the environment!
The Weekly Lineup
First off, A big congrats goes out to Dividend Mantra who took the plunge, and has moved from Blogger to self-hosted WordPress. You can check out his new look at Welcome to Dividend Mantra 2.0. Jason is doing a fantastic job with the site, and his traffic is going through the roof. He is certainly on his way to the top! Well done mate.
Here is a must-read post from Bits Business, discussing Buffetology in Survival of the Fattest. In this post, Hari looks at Microsoft as a dominant player in the software industry. He gives three interesting and detailed reasons why.
One important aspect to the dividend investing strategy, is to focus on large capitalization companies that not only pay solid dividends, but grow those dividends over time. Retire Before Dad gives an example with Year 5 of Owning Emerson Electric.
Is everyone named Dan in PF (Personal Finance) blogging? Well not really… But here is Dan at Our Big Fat Wallet with an interesting post on 4 Things Your Accountant Won’t Tell You. There are some good points made in the article.
The Passive Income Earner, had a great post on how taking control of his own portfolio, was The Best Decision He Ever Made. No argument there my friend! As PIE points out, he didn’t wake up one morning and have it all figured out. It took him four years to perfect his strategy. But it doesn’t have to take you that long. There are lots of great DIY (Do It Yourself) investing blogs out there to get you on the right track.
Have a nice weekend everyone!