Welcome to your Weekend Reading edition, listing some of my favourite financial articles from the week that was.
In case you missed it:
I reported we’re inching closer, almost halfway to our dividend income goal.
I’m paying $5 per month for my home phone. You can too or pay even less by reading this post here.
I suppose I was overly optimistic about spring coming to Ottawa soon – it’s going to feel like a ridiculous -23 Deg. C with the windchill this weekend. At least that deep freeze is only one night. Seasonal temperatures are coming next week; I can finally see grass on my lawn. Until then, enjoy your downtime this weekend and time with friends and family.
Here is some advice about how to build a dividend portfolio. I’ll write my own take on this soon but in the meantime, check out Million Dollar Journey’s article on the same subject. We share a very similar investing approach.
Here are some top personal finance recommendations aimed at millennials just starting out.
Ben Carlson wrote about bull markets affecting your intelligence.
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A reader shared this old Vanguard white paper, aimed at financial advisors, to help determine an investor’s risk profile.
Dividend Earner helped you out with understanding the tax treatment of dividends and distributions.
Half Banked is striving to save half her income, with support of her side-hustles.
Dividend Growth Investor isn’t aiming to tick off index investors with his post – but he will – with myths about indexing.
Indexer Michael James on Money has some thoughts about Tangerine fees. With any new bank fees that means I’m bound to get a dividend raise by Bank of Nova Scotia again.
Steadyhand Funds advised you to “choose easy” when it comes to investing.
Cait Flanders wonders if you’re selecting the best financial products for you. We certainly try in this house!
Big Cajun Man shared some tax tips.
Susan Brunner reviewed super-REIT RioCan.
My friends at Canadian Mortgage Trends reported 8 in 10 millennials intend to buy a home in five years. That number seems staggering to me given where house prices are but maybe they have a helluva lot more money (or their parents do) than I ever did.
March is fraud prevention month and you can read up here how to protect yourself thanks to the Competition Bureau of Canada.
Robb Engen believes his four-minute portfolio is very tough to beat; investing in VXC and VCN. His portfolio is very simple and likely very effective.