Welcome to another Weekend Reading edition, where I share some of my favourite personal finance and investing articles from the week that was.
Earlier this week I shared our latest dividend income update which is a big part of our financial freedom journey and I got a chance to talk to David Barber from First Asset Management about smart beta ETFs.
Ready for Christmas yet? I hear ya. I’ve got work to do as well. Whatever your plans are, enjoy the weekend…
John Heinzl and I share a similar philosophy – dividends help us stay the course in good months and bad months.
In these nine quotes you can find some genius in John Bogle – indexing guru. I personally like this one: “time is your friend, impulse is your enemy.” That’s a life lesson there.
Barry Choi doesn’t always feel in the mood for money.
Ben Carlson reminds us that diversification is no fun but it’s important. To paraphrase – diversification is tough because market cycles are unpredictable. Nobody could have accurately predicted this latest run up and nobody knows when it will end. “Investors are a fickle bunch.”
Young and Thrifty offered advice when it comes to mortgage broker or big bank. Over the last 10 years I’ve always gone mortgage broker myself and happy to do so.