Weekend Reading – Dividend increase week, FIRE, #islandtime 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.
Here is my latest content to check out:
Enjoy these dividend updates and other investing stories and we’ll see you here next week for my own, latest, monthly dividend income update!
Weekend Reading – Dividend increase week
Here are some notable dividend increases across my portfolio this week:
Suncor (SU) just approved a higher quarterly dividend of $0.42 per share on its common shares, payable March 25, 2019 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 4, 2019. This dividend represents a 17% increase over the prior quarter and marks 17 years of consecutive annualized dividend increases. Nice!
Considering FIRE? Benjamin Felix suggests the 4% rule does not apply to you. “A more likely safe withdrawal rate in a 55-year FIRE situation might be closer to 2% before fees are taken into account. Fees are a consideration in determining a safe withdrawal rate; all else equal, lower fees mean a higher withdrawal rate.”
Million Dollar Journey wrote about asset allocation for all-in-one ETFs. I intend to offer my perspective on these new products in the coming weeks so stay tuned…
I agree with Rob Carrick, these books are excellent resources for retirement planning. In particular, I’m a huge fan of Daryl Diamond’s book. Here are two links on my site where I reference Your Retirement Income Blueprint including how content from this book has helped shape my game plan for an early retirement:
Last but not least – I will announce the winners of this book giveaway on my site next week – why you should consider pensionizing part of your nest egg at some point.
I’ll be back to new posts next week…
It was a vacation week for me in Barbados where I enjoyed some great downtime, beach, surf, a catamaran cruise to swim with sea turtles and more. Back to reality and work soon. Before that, here are some photos to share:
View from condo balcony.
Catamaran sunset cruise.