Weekend Reading – Personal finance conferences and great blogs
Last week I told you it wasn’t a good week for my laptop. The LCD screen started to do some very usual things so I took it into Future Shop for some diagnostic work. Turns out my machine needed to be shipped out for repairs. Hopefully it will come back next week, fully functional, in time for me to take it to the Canadian Personal Finance Conference in Toronto next weekend.
I am looking forward to this event, seeing some familiar faces like Preet Banerjee, Canadian Capitalist and meeting new faces like the writers behind Give Me Back My Five Bucks, Finance Fox and The Blunt Bean Counter. It should be a great event and I look forward to sharing with you what I learned from the conference. Thanks again to Preet and Krystal for organizing and putting all their hard work into this event.
I found some great articles for you to check out this weekend. Thanks for making time to check out My Own Advisor!
Susan Brunner was very kind to highlight my blog with Dividend Ninja this week as one her favourites to share with others. Susan also wrote highly of the Dividend Guy Blog and Dividend Monk. Thanks for the nod Susan.
I learned more about what Som Seif would like to do, after building then selling Claymore Investments. It was refreshing to read that Som makes investing mistakes now and then, “I made many, many investing mistakes. I started in the industry in 1999, during the tech bubble, and I invested aggressively in single stocks. I stuck at it, and I was fortunate to go through the bubble at an age when I didn’t have meaningful money to lose. I learned not to think too much about investing, and to diversify and stay long-term.” Now, Som’s portfolio is “…pretty much all ETFs. I eat my own lunch. I bought Claymore ETFs through and through. There is also a sprinkling of single stocks, though—I own RIM, for example.”
Canadian Finance Blog learned some financial tips from other bloggers at FINCON12.
Retire Happy shared what he learned at FINCON12.
MDJ offered a few ways to invest in gold.
Young and Thrifty discussed the costs of weddings.
Dividend Monk wondered if Procter & Gamble is still a dividend champion for the future.
Canadian Budget Binder wrote about what most women want in a man. I’m trying to keep a clean mind as I type this…
Boomer & Echo told us how to avoid these 4 investing mistakes.
Passive Income Earner informed us about some top dividend stocks.
The Web Ninja said to use AdSense at the bottom of your posts.
Michael James on Money cautioned us about the speed of traders, rightly identifying us “common folk” have no chance of keeping up to them.
The Blunt Bean Counter said Canadians continue to break TFSA rules. He offered some advice to help correct that.
How to Save Money told us how to minimize your monthly cell phone bill with a smartphone and a data plan.
Financial Highway offered some tips on how to save money on electricity. I need to write a post about how we do that around our house – maybe this fall I will get to that.
Balance Junkie thinks it’s a good idea to invest in utilities. I feel the same; I own a bunch of them in my portfolio including telecommunications companies.
Passive Income Earner revealed Jim Cramer is going main stream with his stock picking.
Big Cajun Man said let’s define retirement.
SPF listed 5 financial planning mistakes to avoid.
Invest It Wisely is climbing the freelancing mountain on his way to higher income. Well done!
Canadian Personal Finance offered 8 tips to manage your finances during a natural disaster. Geez, I hope we don’t have any of those anytime soon!
Beating The Index updated us on Xtreme Drilling.
The Dividend Guy gave us a new look.
Arbor Asset Investments said slow and steady wins the race.
Modest Money wrote about guilt induced frugality. I rarely feel guilty about saving! :)Thanks for reading and sharing this article.