Welcome to some of my favourite articles from the week that was, my latest Weekend Reading edition. I started off this week writing about the short-term saving options that work for us and I shared a small rant about the Aeroplan program.
I got a chance to watch my Senators live versus my second favourite team, the Red Wings this week thanks to my buddy who had tickets. A great game, the hometown boys won 3-1 and they seem to be on a roll! Keep it going…#GoSensGo!
Enjoy these articles and see you back here next week!
Larry MacDonald profiled this pharmacist in this Me and My Money series.
Our Big Fat Wallet discussed how income splitting works.
Wondering what financial experts own for life insurance and how you measure up? Read this series here and get a free quote in the sidebar on my site.
Boomer & Echo offered some advice for using leverage, for those that cannot help themselves.
Pension guru Malcolm Hamilton said Canadians don’t need to worry so much about saving for retirement. I’m not so sure I agree. Mr. Hamilton assumptions include keeping a good paying job, and your health, for 40 years, continuously until you “decide” to retire at age 65. Too many assumptions for me and there are no guarantees when it comes to long-term health and employment.
Here are some common budgeting mistakes to avoid from Mr. CBB.
How do financial pros fair to amateurs when it comes to investing success? Preet Banerjee tells us there is no difference.
Big Cajun Man told us about the skimming associated with credit card transactions.
MoneySense Magazine offered some tips to a couple to build a low-cost portfolio but I was surprised they recommended 10 financial products to do so.
Michael James on Money shared more details about his portfolio. I’ve followed his lead; my “rule” is to never hold U.S.-listed ETFs inside my TFSA.
A Wealth of Common Sense told us markets tempt us into making mistakes.
Here are some stocks flying under the radar from 5i Research.
Dividend Mantra is saving over 50% of his income.
Prairie Eco-Thrifter had some advice to avoid…..wait for it….procrastination.