Last weekend my wife, daughter and I flew to Omaha for the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting. While it may seem like an odd trip for the family, we had a blast. For me, I found the experience inspirational. I came back from the trip hyper focused on building a great business and investing with purpose. I wrote about one aspect of the trip, dividend investing, for the On Retirement blog over at U.S. News–The Case Against Dividends for Retirees.
Here was our view from the top:
If you missed the meeting this year, here are some good articles that recap the event:
Warren Buffett Takes Center Stage Again After Shareholders’ Meeting by Jason Cunningham.
Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting: Blog Recap by Antoine Gara.
Now on to our weekly roundup–
Does a Bond Fund’s Yield Tell You Its Level of Risk? by Mike Piper.
Funds That (Still) Buy Like Buffett, 2013 by David Kathman, CFA.
IRA Investment Options: How to Choose Investments for Your IRA by David Weliver.
How NOT to Invest in Real Estate… A Case Study by Jason Hull.
David Foster Wallace “This is Water” Commencement Speech by Jonathan Ping.
Carnival of Personal Finance – Happy Days Are Here Again Edition! by Neal Frankle.
Elizabeth Warren: Students Should Get the Same Rate as the Bankers by Kayla Webly. Note: At first I thought this was fake news from the Onion. But alas, Sen. Warren is actually proposing that school loan interest rates be set at the same rate banks pay for secured loans borrowed from the Federal Reserve’s “discount window.” Apparently, the current rate of 3.4% on student loans is just too onerous, and I guess we can throw the vastly different risk profiles between banks and college students right out the window.
14 Traffic Tickets That Can Raise Insurance Rates by Angela Colley.
My April 2013 Monthly Income Report by Pat Flynn.
The Ultimate Guide to Making an Affiliate Income from Your Blog by Glenn at ViperChill.