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Weekend Reading – Top blogs, Buffett, money habits and more

Welcome to another Weekend Reading edition, I hope everyone had a great Canada Day!  This week I wondered if life insurance made sense for seniors and I started a new giveaway – so make sure you enter.

Thanks very much to fans of this site that voted for and made My Own Advisor one of Canada’s top finance blogs of 2014 in this reader poll.

To friends South of the Border I wish you a happy July 4th.  I’ll be back next week with some new articles.

Dividend Stocks Rock wrote about how many stocks to hold.

Here’s an interesting calculator to find out how long it takes Warren Buffett to earn your salary.  From the site “Buffett spending $700k is the equivalent of you buying a Sprite.”

Read about  five bad money habits to break.

Jonathon Chevreau told us why we need to diversify.   On a related note, here are some international ETFs to consider.

Passive Income Earner reported his June dividend income.

To no surprise I guess, Robb is doing some great work.  Here is his latest financial net worth update.

My friend Mark at the Blunt Bean Counter took some time away from the golf course and explained how RRIFs work.

Barry Choi said you should figure out your employee benefits.

Here are five mistakes dividend investors make.  I would second this:  diversification is an issue, since you need to invest across sectors but also across countries.

Our Big Fat Wallet saved thousands on this vehicle purchase.

Read about an excellent case study how to manage your Defined Contribution Pension Plan once you leave the workforce.

A friend of mine has a cool new product ready to market intended for pet owners – check it out here.

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10 Responses to "Weekend Reading – Top blogs, Buffett, money habits and more"

  1. Thanks for the mention Mark, and congrats on being named one of the top blogs at Modest Money!

  2. Thanks for the shout out!

    Knowing your benefits can definitely help you save money. You’re technically paying for them so you might as well maximize them.

  3. Mark, congrats on being voted one of the top blogs, it must have been my mentoring :)

    Have a great summer and hit them straight.

  4. Richard says:

    Congratulations on the well-deserved win Mark!

  5. debt debs says:

    Congratulations! I don’t know how I missed that whole Canada’s top finance blogs thing. It seemed to come and go so quickly. I didn’t even know about it until after it was over. When did it start? I would have voted for ya! ;-) How come he says you’re from Alberta?

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