Welcome to your Weekend Reading list. Here are some of my favourite articles from the week that was. I’ll be back next week to discuss how much you might need to retire and giveaway from tax stuff thanks to my friends at TurboTax. Make sure you come back for your chance to win!
Have a great weekend,
Check out Rob Carrick’s Global ETF buyer guide here.
Warren Buffett is ready to fork out $1 billion if you correctly predict the entire NCAA basketball tournament.
Thanks to LSM Insurance for including me in their list of experts as part of this series: What The Experts Own. Find out what Gail Vaz-Oxlade, Jonathan Chevreau and others said about their insurance holdings.
Dan Bortolotti advocated the importance of calculating your personal rate of return while telling us not to sweat the small stuff: “don’t obsess over the small details of your asset mix, and don’t embrace complicated portfolios if you prefer simplicity. Just build a diversified, low-cost portfolio, stay invested, and rebalance when necessary.”
Passive Income Pursuit wrote about his goal for dividend investing.
Retire Happy wrote an excellent article about bonds even though I don’t many anymore.
Big Cajun Man wrote about his annoyance with big banks, namely why more of them don’t offer more choices when it comes to Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSPs).
Michael James on Money told us how to rack up an expensive tax bill, if you had extra cash to do so.
Prairie EcoThrifter is taking a break from alcohol, media and other things as part of her post-holiday detox.
BrighterLife offered some sensible reasons to work with a financial advisor.
Money Smarts Blog calculated his portfolio returned close to 20% last year, with a 75%/25% equity to fixed income asset mix.
Boomer & Echo’s article raised some eyebrows within the mutual fund industry. Good on him to do so.
Freedom Thirty Five Blog bought more Potash.