Long Weekend Reading – Spring cleaning, plans, tax refunds, fools and more

Welcome to a Long Weekend Reading edition here on My Own Advisor. 

Earlier this week I wrote about the Mental Side of Debt, discussing how liberating it will be for my wife and I to be debt-free in the next 5-7 years.  We invest first every month and with some money leftover we decide to kill debt.  I know some fans of this site disagree with this approach but it works for us.

I enjoyed Barry Choi’s straight-talk in this post: Crazy things people say about money.

It was a HUGE win for my Sens on Thursday night, I hope they can keep it going. Happy Easter to all readers and supporters of this site!

Fans of this site BrighterLife provided some tips to spring clean your finances.

Boomer & Echo reviewed Carl Richards new book One-Page Financial Plan.  I’m looking forward to reading my copy soon.

Nelson Smith wondered on Sustainable Personal Finance it if is wrong to get a tax refund.

Big Cajun Man wrote about active investors fighting back.  I want to thank Preet, Ram, Michael, Larry and the Big Cajun Man for accepting my buy and hold dividend stock ways.  Maybe eventually you can convert me…

The aforementioned Michael James had some fun on April 1st this week telling us Vanguard is going to start providing some alternative investment products but don’t expect them to drop their quality indexed products anytime soon.

Staying with the April Fool’s theme Dan Bortolotti took a few investors by surprise when he announced the Canadian Couch Potato Robo-Advisor service.

Music superstars Jay-Z, Jack White, Alicia Keys and many more are now running this new music streaming service.  They said this about the new service:

“Our mission goes beyond commerce, it goes beyond technology. Our intent is to preserve music’s importance in our lives,” Keys said. “Music is the language of love, of laughter, of heartbreak, of mystery. It’s the world’s true, true, without question, universal language.”  I don’t buy it; they just want their royalties. 🙂

My friend Million Dollar Journey offered some tax deadline tips.

Tax whiz Mark Goodfield answers the question: what exchange rate should be applied to foreign transactions?

Mr. Money Mustache wrote about the impossible dream that is early retirement for most Americans.

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7 Responses to "Long Weekend Reading – Spring cleaning, plans, tax refunds, fools and more"

  1. I think Preet’s statement that whatever way you want to invest, as long as you stick to it, you should be just fine (as long as it isn’t the Lotto-Max retirement plan, that is). Thanks for the inclusion this week, enjoy the long weekend.

    1. I’ve always felt this way as well. Forget this passive vs. active debate. If a persons savings rate is high and they stick to their savings plan they will be just fine.


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