Weekend Reading – Bitcoin, blockchain, 600,000 pageviews, top stocks and Happy Holidays!
Where on earth does the time go?
Hard to believe I just finished my eighth full year running My Own Advisor.
At this holiday time, I want to thank every dedicated reader, casual fan and everyone who tweeted and supported this site over the last year. I enjoy running this site and I’m glad you enjoy visiting it.
Here are some great MOA milestones I thought I’d share with you over the past year:
- Almost 600,000 pageviews!
- Approaching 3,000 daily dedicated subscribers!
- Over 5,000 Twitter followers!
Thank you, thank you, and yes, thank you!
I’ll probably get to a few blogposts between now and the turn of the calendar however the most important milestone message I want to give is this: a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you!
I’m looking forward to a few days off work, for some quality family time and downtime. I hope the same for you.
Best wishes for 2018 and we’ll see you again for another year of personal finance and investing blogging fun.
My recent articles:
We recently reached a great milestone on our dividend income journey.
Other great reads:
I enjoyed this article about bitcoin from 5iResearch.
What is blockchain? Here is a great article about it in detail. It is essentially anything of value; that is shared, and continually reconciled, in databases across computers. Therefore, by storing “blocks” of information that are identical across a network of computers, this “chain” is not controlled by a single entity and has no single point of failure.
My friend Barry Choi called it quits – he recently left a secure job in television after 18 years to pursue his love of the freelance life. Good luck Barry and looking forward to what you accomplish in 2018.
StockTrades.ca released some top Canadian stocks to consider in 2018.
Almost 10 years on, the birth of the TFSA could be its demise. I don’t care, I’m going to fund it anyhow in a few weeks!
A single all-in-one portfolio solution? Here is a MoneySense take. Here is my take and other simple all-in-one investing options here.
Do you have to worry about Canada Pension Plan running out of money for you? The short answer is no. Not for a good 75 years.
Dividend Growth Investor wrote about dividends being an investors’ best friend. Following a buy and hold approach with dividend paying stocks can help investors in the following ways:
- Keeping money management fees and transaction costs low – earning your share of long-term investment returns.
- Stable income – from John Bogle “Finally, what’s most important when we retire is the stream of income we need to support our needs – the dividend checks we receive from our mutual fund investments and the monthly checks we receive from our Social Security Payments“.
- Built-in diversification – many U.S. multinationals earn a significant portion of their income from international operations.
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