It appears the current theme is organization. I had to chuckle a little at Dividend Portfolio’s post as I could be the poster boy for his conundrum. Although finding an elegant solution, I have to side with Mr Robot when he says, “Seems like a nifty feature. I’m afraid I can’t use it since I’m use the free version hosted on wordpress.” Good old WordPress … Me? I have my directory in a Google Sheet and a couple of times per year I go through it all to ensure they aren’t not too stale. The sites I personally frequent go on my front page allowing for ease of access. I rotate these out periodically. Cumbersome? A little. But functional and the price is right.
Then I caught Mike’s post on decluttering his watchlist. Now here I am, two for two. It appears that Mike is ahead in the game since he completed his mission. In a logical manner, no less. There is one corner of my desk allocated to notepads. Obviously I’m a serial procrastinator as several of these have been here for awhile. Some I’ve entered into a spreadsheet. Others I’ve discarded. The remnants I’m still trying to figure out why I thought an idea was good to begin with. Maybe by Christmas I’ll have the corner cleared.
Then there is always an outlier in the mix. I could only shake my head the process detailed by Indian Value Investor. He must have been an overachiever at an early age. I have to admit he has me beat. Hands down. I think I made it through 30 or so reports this year, cross referencing maybe one. I have, however, spent the better part of this week researching one question – scouring SEC filings, press releases and earnings call transcripts to find the answer. Indeed the answer was found but only after the markets were closed. At least that’s one idea I can execute next week.
As with investing styles there is certainly no ‘one-size fits-all’ in the DGI world when it comes to community, review and research. And that is the beauty of it.
Next question: How much longer can I delay cleaning out the garage? 🙂