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Weekend Reading – Professionals wasting millions, leverage, taxes and more

Welcome to your Weekend Reading list that includes some frightening ways one NBA athlete wasted over millions over his career and some shocking statistics on income spent on housing.  You can read here how NBA player Antoine Walker wasted $110 million dollars and over here, on average, Canadians spend over 40% on mortgage and rent, as well as paying for utilities. This week I reviewed The Empowered Investor and provided a link to download this ebook for FREE and thanks to a fan of this site, I got some great responses to some Wealthsimple questions. Have ...
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Weekend Reading – Ottawa shooting, dumb surcharges and more

On Wednesday this past week, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, committed a horrific crime. To use our Prime Minister’s words, it was a “brutal and violent attack”.  The armed attacker shot and left Canadian Forces member, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, to die at the National War Memorial before being shot dead himself upon his attack within Parliament’s Centre Block.  It was certainly a sad day for Ottawa and my heart goes out to the family of our slain soldier. I can only hope this isolated, tragic incident will over time, make our city ...
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Weekend Reading – Encore careers, retirement, cash back and more

Welcome to my latest Weekend Reading edition where I showcase some of the best articles and blogposts from the personal finance and investing blogopshere.  Before the list of articles though, I want to thank Rob Carrick for highlighting my interview with CEO Michael Katchen from Wealthsimple.  Based on some great reader questions about the Wealthsimple platform and services, I hope to post a follow-up article in the weeks to come. Remaining on the interview theme, I had a chance to chat with Derek Foster recently, “Canada’s Youngest ...
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Weekend Reading – Investments, travel rewards, income updates and more

Welcome to your Weekend Reading! This week the blog was busy with these posts in case you missed them: What Frugal People Do and Don’t This latest dividend income update on my retirement plan What this reader thinks about high-yield stocks and a few ways he looks for them. For my Canadian readers, I wish you all a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving with family and those dear to you.  See you here next week! Larry Swedroe wrote about the problems with technical analysis. This blogger, Asset Grinder, is making a killing from his investments. Dan ...
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Weekend Reading – HBP, stocks, travel, Vanguard assets and more

Welcome to your latest Weekend Reading list.  Before I get to those articles, I want to highlight this article about pensions and recap a few things I’ve learned about money.  Maybe you have a take on either topic so make sure you leave me a comment. Enjoy these articles from the best of the personal finance and investing blogopshere and see you again next week!  Thanks for reading and sharing. Holy Potato suggested scrapping the RRSP-Home Buyers Plan now that Canadians have Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs). Our Big Fat Wallet shared some ...

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