Welcome to a new Weekend Reading edition friends – back after a short hiatus last week while I attended the Canadian Personal Finance Conference in Toronto. I’ll have a post to recap some of my takeaways from that conference in the coming week.
Well, it’s Black Friday – where shoppers try to do whatever it takes to get a deal. What are you buying? Anything at all?
Last but not least check out Ebates.ca for deals. Get cash back in the process.
To my friends in the U.S., I hope you had and will have an enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends. See you all here again next week!
How To Save Money has another HUGE cash Christmas giveaway going this year – enter for your chance to win here.
Canadian Personal Finance Conference organizer Krystal Yee still enjoys laneway living one year later.
Check out this list of millennial money tips from Canada’s top bloggers. (Thanks for including me in your list @ModernAdvsr.)
Justin Bender outlined how to build an ETF portfolio with Scotia iTRADE.
Here are some huge money mistakes by the decade. In our early 40s now, to answer the question in the article – although we want our mortgage paid off in another 5 years we’re also heavily focused on investing now. We believe that’s good asset diversification.
Advice from Preet Banerjee when it comes to borrowing money:
Dividend Growth Investor encourages you to have an investment plan that helps you stay the course. Like him, my investment approach is boring like watching my grass grow. (I don’t watch my grass grow by the way.)
How good are you at tracking your expenses? Take this Government of Canada quiz.
Young & Thrifty put together a killer infographic – this 5-Step Guide to Maximizing Your Index ETF Returns.
If you’re a fan of dividend stocks and books about them, from November 25th until November 28th, the Dividend Toolkit is on sale.
Michael James on Money lists a few reasons why we want to be mortgage-free in a few years – a big fat mortgage is a big fat bad idea.
The Blunt Bean Counter listed his top-10 estate planning mistakes.
Cullen Roche said short-term, it’s “really damn difficult to predict in the stock market”.
Big Cajun Man likes the What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) banking-style from EQ Bank.
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