Weekend Reading – Financial streaks, ah-ha moments and more

Welcome to my latest Weekend Reading list where I share some of my favourite articles from the week that was…

This week I only posted one article about my $200,000+ debt load but I hope to get to more articles next week.

Our Big Fat Wallet shared some financial streaks.

Read why this young homeowner just bought life insurance.

Robb Engen wrote about some financial “ah-ha” moments.

Check out what Cait Flanders learned from being debt-free.

Here are some signs your financial advisor is behaving badly.

Shannon Dalziel made a strong case for life-cycle mutual funds, a default option for many workplace defined-contribution pension plans but I question the high-fees associated with some of these products.

John Heinzl from the Globe and Mail recommends reinvesting your dividends to supercharge your wealth.  In the article John uses an example of a $10,000 investment in Royal Bank in 1993.  That investment is now worth almost $200,000 today.

My friend over at Passive Income Earner posted some solid dividend income this month.   Stay tuned for my May 2014 update in a couple of weeks.

Dividend Ninja shared some key metrics for dividend investors.

Like to collect Air Miles?  Like to use Air Miles?  Check out Stephen’s site for ways to maximize your Air Miles.

Roadmap2Retire recently watched Fed Up, a new health documentary I’d like to see.

Michael James on Money is predicting a stock market crash.

Big Cajun Man talked about the Rule of 72.

Susan Brunner reviewed Ensign Energy Services.

Recently, the founders of Canadian Money Forum transferred ownership of the site to VerticalScope.  I want to thank Canadian Capitalist and Frugal Trader for creating such a great forum.  I hope it continues for years to come and the site remains in good hands.

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