Geez folks, hard to believe how fast another week goes. Summer turns to fall very quickly, I can’t believe we’re in mid-October already.
Far beyond any stock, bond or paid off home could ever offer, or any other financial “thing” for that matter, time is really our most precious commodity. You could have unlimited food, wisdom, material goods, wealth or anything else but it means very little if you don’t have time on your side.
As I get older and become more reflective (or philosophical like my close friends) I hope to balance my time to a greater degree. Focus on the things that are important and worry less about the things that don’t. I guess I’m not really hunting for mid-October this weekend, it will come and go whether I want it to or not
Wherever and however you spend your time this weekend, I hope it’s rewarding for you.
Here’s the weekend reading friends!
Canadian Mortgage Trends told us about the class action lawsuit filed against CIBC mortgages on prepayment penalties. CIBC can’t be the only culprit here!
Susan Brunner continued her review of well-known oil and gas companies, with a detailed analysis of EnCana.
Canadian Capitalist reminded us that currency unhedged portfolios are less volatile.
My University Money reviewed The Wealthy Barber Returns.
Canadian Couch Potato said so much for the consensus view.
Jim Yih wondered if you have a money mentor? My answer to that is, not really Jim although I do rely on the personal finance and blogging community quite a bit!
Million Dollar Journey provided a primer on closed-end funds.
Boomer & Echo discussed step 4 in the MoneySense article 11 Steps to Financial Freedom.
The Wealthy Canadian provided readers with 10 tips to advance your investment objectives. TWC also wrote a lengthy and very detailed post about becoming an index investor. I’m looking forward to Part 3 of 3 in this great series!
Canadian Finance Blog informed us how rising interest rates might affect his variable rate mortgage.
The Big Cajun Man said September 2011 labour numbers look optimistic.
Mich from Beating The Index sold Daylight Energy and made a very healthy profit in the process!
I was fortunate to receive some free analysis of our financial goals from Michael James this week. “Free” and “analysis” are words that typically don’t go together these days.
Dividend Mantra provided readers with a dividend income update for September. I need to do that!
Ed Rempel wrote a nice tribute to Fraser Smith on Million Dollar Journey.
Young & Thrifty provided readers her net worth update for October.
Dividend Monk provided a thorough stock analysis of Medtronic.
Dividend Guy Blog told us how he beat the market with dividend trades.
Preet Banerjee asked when the market tanks is it time to bail?
Dividend Growth Investor provided 10 high dividend growth stocks for long term returns. I’m surprised AT&T didn’t make the list but his previous post might have provided reasons why that company and Coca-Cola didn’t make his cut.
Barb Friedberg wrote a nice lil’ post about what vacations can teach you about financial markets on Dividend Ninja. Nice stuff Barb!
Larry MacDonald wrote about the welfare state and debt.
Have a great, safe and healthy weekend gang. See you next week!