Welcome to my latest Weekend Reading edition, #TheMasters edition.
Thanks to my friend and neighbour, I was very fortunate to visit Augusta National Golf Club this week as part of The Masters tournament. It was needless to say for any passionate golf fan like myself, a major thrill even though the Wednesday Par-3 contest was rained out for the first time in tournament history. I got to be inside the golf course for about three hours, a rather short day, but very memorable one all the same. I hope I can go again someday and spend a couple of days there.
13th green Augusta National Golf Club – home of The Masters.
Enjoy these articles this weekend and if you’re a golf fan, I hope you enjoy…The Masters.
My articles from the week:
Canadian Mortgage Trends told us more mortgage rates now hinge on credit scores. From Rob’s article: “On conventional mortgages, the magic number seems to be 720. On scores below that, lenders’ extra insurance costs start climbing more meaningfully, and some of them pass that through to borrowers.” Yet another good reason to be mortgage and debt-free.
Here’s how you can get your own FREE credit score here.
Roadmap2Retire recapped some recent dividend raises and cuts.
Canadian Couch Potato had some fun in this ETF post on April Fools’ Day.
From the oldie but goodie file here are 10 saving and investing truths you can take to the bank.
Holy Potato believes in rent control.
Retireby40 shared 5 dreams that did not come true in his early retirement.
Michael James on Money found some interesting takes on debt. Here is a comprehensive list of advice on managing debt, including some insight from yours truly. “You can’t fix something in life until you define the problem. Define your debt.”
Preet Banerjee highlighted more Canadians are taking out more six, eight and ten-year car loans. I tend to agree with him even though he didn’t say it – that’s not smart.
Retire Happy listed 10 traits of resilient people.
Big Cajun Man included my article and many others in his latest #MoneyTalk blog roundup edition.
Here are some thoughts from Dividend Growth Investor in finding dividend stocks when the market is priced high.