Welcome to my latest Weekend Reading edition. I hope you’ve had a good week. As I write this post, we’re bracing for yet another winter storm in Ottawa. I suppose it could be worse – our friends down east in St. John’s might be getting up to 50 cm of snow over the next few days. *Sigh* Will winter ever end? Sure, it looks nice but it’s been 5 months and I want to see solid ground 🙂
Here are my writings from the past week:
This marks the end of Fraud Prevention Month # FPM2017 but I believe, based on my own recent case study here, every day of every month is fraud prevention month.
Enjoy the rest of these articles and we’ll chat next week.
Here are my ideas about some simple all-in-one investing solutions.
InsurEye is striving to help new drivers to Canada with this article: Cheap Car Insurance – 7 Things to Know If You Are New to Canada.
A Wealth of Common Sense wrote about the hardest question in portfolio management.
What are your household expenses? How do they stack up with others?
Andrew Hallam sold $400,000 of Berkshire Hathaway shares. Damn that’s a big transaction!
RetireBy40 believes in systems to accomplish goals.
Ever wondered about Sustainable Investing? There’s now a new tool for that – read about it here.
Dividend Growth Investor shared his thoughts about how to invest in a slow growth environment. Personally I don’t plan to change a thing. He summarized his perspective this way: “Using history as a guide, earnings will start growing sooner or later, which would ultimate drive future growth in dividends and intrinsic values. Holding tight on to your diversified dividend portfolio, focusing on the dividends, and ignoring the stock market will likely be the winning attributes of successful investors through the end of the next decade.”
Thanks to MediaPlanet for including yours truly in their 2017 Future of Investing campaign – an insert to the Toronto Star.
Michael James on Money clarified a pension rip-off.
I agree with my friend Dividend Earner – TD is a buy and long-term hold.
Here’s what a number of bloggers would change if they had a money do-over. A common theme: start investing earlier.