Weekend Reading – Giveaways, market timing, commuting sucks and more #moneystuff
Welcome to my latest Weekend Reading edition where I share some of my favourite articles from the personal finance and investing blogosphere.
Earlier this week, I posted our latest goals update and I reviewed another book, and offered another giveaway!
Enjoy the articles and see you on the site!
Rob McLister, one of my go-to guys when it comes to mortgage news warned variable rate mortgages might be on the rise when the Bank of Canada announces another interest rate hike, or not, on October 24. What say you? Do you think rates are going up this fall? I’ll say yes.
Insane really that almost 50% of Americans near retirement age have less than $25,000 saved for retirement. This is despite the U.S. stock market doubling in value over the last ten years.
Here’s How To Save Money without being an extreme couponing fanatic. From the article, we also use Save.ca, WebSaver on occasion; we’re big fans of accumulating PC Optimum points from places like Shoppers Drug Mart every time we shop there but most importantly we use free flyer apps like Flipp to comparison shop; helping us plan our grocery list every week. Essentially, meal planning for us far outweighs running around with coupons although they come in handy from time to time. What weekly shopping tips or tactics do you use?
Commuting sucks. I agree. From the article: “We need to move quickly in a direction that has us look for greater flexibility in where and when we work. By offering even a day or two to work form home, we can start to unlock the 1.8 billion man-hours spent on commuting and apply them to other activities that either make us more productive, happier and healthier. We don’t need another study in the social sciences to know that these are all positives that beget more positives. Further, generational mindsets need altering.” Unfortunately generational managers with those generational mindsets are hard to change 😉
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Partnerships and Deals!
Thanks to my passion for personal finance and investing, some great companies reach out to me and provide reader offers. I’m happy to share those on my Deals page!