Weekend Reading – Canadian Financial Summit, FinCon2019 recaps and more #moneystuff
Welcome to my latest Weekend Reading edition where I share some of my favourite articles from the week that was across the personal finance and investing blogosphere.
Around my travels to and from Washington, D.C. to attend a major U.S. Financial Conference (aka FinCon) last week, I managed to post the following recently:
Here is how I intend to earn thousands of dollars per month in semi-retirement in the coming years – I shared my income investing strategy.
This was my dividend income update for August 2019. I think we might be on pace to earn almost $19,200 later this year!
Thanks to a reader question, I distilled the process to perform Norbert’s Gambit into some simple steps. A nice comment followed by another reader:
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Who doesn’t want to save more, invest better, worry less?!
Of course you do.
I suspect because you’re a dedicated reader, you’re well on your way to some form of financial independence – but there’s more to learn!
Over 25 Canadian personal finance experts are ready in just a few weeks to share what they know – for FREE – I’m proud to share what I know too!
Welcome to the 2019 Canadian Financial Summit!
With your free ticket, you’ll be able to watch some of the “who’s who” in the industry to learn about the following and much more:
- How to invest better, easier, and more efficiently
- How to earn more moneyby creatively advertising innovative side gigs
- How to see through financial jargon meant to confuse you (don’t fall for it)!
- How to check your “retirement readiness” now and organize your portfolio for an early retirement – that’s my subject!
- How to get the most of out of your TFSAs, RRSPs, and RESPs!
- How to avoid crippling feesand terrible financial advice (beyond reading my blog…)
- I.R.E. (Financial Independence Retire Early)
- How to legally avoid Canadian taxationwhen you move for work or retirement
- How to use Financial Technology(FinTech) to save major cash
- How to strategically pick the perfect wardrobewithout breaking the bank
- How to drawdown your nest eggin retirement & what a safe withdrawal rate is
- How to minimize costs and save cashwhen doing home renovations
- And MUCH MORE!
Once again – this event is completely FREE to attend. However, if you can’t make it for the scheduled date/time, you will be given the option to purchase a special any-time, anywhere, Premium All Access Pass that will allow you stream the entire conference whenever fits you best.
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I look forward to your feedback on my talk and what you think of my plans!!
Weekend Reading material this week:
The Fioneers wrote about a slower path to financial independence – one I agree with from the #FIRE community. The reason is simple:
“Because we only have one life to live, I truly believe that we should search for happiness and meaning every day of our lives. I’m not willing to put that off until a day I can retire early. The tradeoff isn’t worth it.”
Tawcan (my roommate at FinCon) was one of many bloggers that recapped the U.S. FinCon conference I was at last week. Here are some selected posts from various bloggers on the experience. I might pen my own update in the coming weeks…
Ottawa-area blogger Modest Millionaires shared her first FinCon experience.
Last but not least, Tawcan provided a comprehensive review from his Canadian perspective – and he was a great roommate as well.
In other interesting reads, will our CRA eventually tax the Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA)? I doubt it but they will likely put a lifetime cap on the amount of contributions any one individual account holder can contribute to. I say this because such monies inside the TFSA are tax-exempt, they are not income-tested, and any gains can (currently) be leveraged to skirt some complex Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) rules for the seniors. I have a solution:
Have a great weekend nonetheless and max out the TFSA while you can friends!!