Welcome to some new Weekend Reading friends! Earlier this week I contacted the winners of my TurboTax Canada giveaway but unfortunately only a couple of folks got back to me on time so I might need to draw a few new names. Congratulations to readers Andrea and Jason, and thanks for reading. Stay tuned for new names and hopefully I call your name!
This post got a number of comments this week: Asset allocation in retirement. I also started a new giveaway on my site: The Essential Retirement Guide. Make sure you check out that post and enter!
I actually have more giveaways planned for my site in the coming weeks so share the love (this blog) with friends and family.
Have a great weekend,
A Wealth of Common Sense updated his favourite asset quilt.
Dividend Earner had some solid monthly income.
Boomers in Vancouver are making a killing on real estate. Here’s a story about one couple that sold their five-bedroom home for $3 million in December, a 100-fold gain from their purchase in 1970. Crazy.
Here’s a link to my friend Preet Banerjee on CBC’s Bottom Line Panel about the upcoming federal budget. (Just wait to hear them after the requisite commercial.) Some interesting predictions and takes – are we going to see an enhanced Canada Pension Plan (CPP)? Nice race car analogy.
I liked this article about the best retirement withdrawal strategies. Rather technical stuff but interesting.
Our Big Fat Wallet wrote about switching to cash spending.
Michael James on Money told a tale about CPP forgiveness rules.
Dividend Growth Investor shared some thoughts about slowing dividend growth.
Mr. Money Mustache had a chat with Mother Earth. We’re trying to do our part here MMM.
Stephen Weyman updated his post on free internet TV. Thanks to my Rogers internet package, I’ll be watching the NHL online tonight.
This blogger is well on his way to earning $25,000 per year in dividend income. That’s impressive.
Big Cajun Man provided some commentary on Canada’s debt-to-income ratio. We continue to kill our mortgage over here!
The Liberals are reversing the Conservatives decision to delay Old Age Security payments in the coming years. Eligibility for OAS will be restored to age 65.