Welcome to some new Weekend Reading fans – some of my favourite articles from the personal finance and investing blogopshere from the week that was.
Here were my articles and giveaways from this week:
These are some top stocks to consider in 2017 – according to a few financial gurus.
This is a question you might want to ask anyone trying to give you financial advice – if you’re so smart, why aren’t you retired?
For my first (but not last) giveaway of 2017 – read my review of Victory Lap Retirement and enter to win a copy here.
Enjoy the reading material and see you here next week.
ModernAdvisor was kind to reach out to yours truly to share some financial advice to millennials, what financial advice to avoid, and what might happen in 2017. A reminder that hassle-free investing can be found here with them – at a low-cost.
Financial Uproar released the results of his 2016 stock picking contest. My selections were up about 29% for the year but I got trounced by the winner.
Preet Banerjee outlined the different types of investing risk and highlighted what they will mean to you as an investor. Another great video and the next one will be even more important.
Canadian Mortgage Trends says higher borrowing costs are no gift to homeowners. A good reminder to me to kill debt so I don’t have to worry about it.
Roadmap2Retire shared a collection of investment picks for 2017. You’ll have to read his post to find out what I selected for this year.
Susan Brunner reviewed Bank of Montreal.
Here is one of the best rent vs. buy calculators I found find. Using this tool I calculated we could be ahead (of where we are today) had we rented in Ottawa instead of buying, for renting less than <$2,200 per month. Interesting. Then again, buying over renting is a lifestyle choice, so yes it might cost more. I said as much in my Dear Renters letter on HowToSaveMoney here.
Sure Dividend prefers AT&T over Verizon.
Michael James on Money wondered what you have to show for your work – a post aimed at millennials.
Andrew Hallam touted the second edition of his Millionaire Teacher book. I want to thank Andrew for sending me a copy to read – that will be another giveaway on my site later this winter.
Last but not least, I got recruited to participate in this online Canadian Investors Conference with other personal finance and investing experts. Check it out – including how you can attend for free. In the coming weeks, I will raffle off some Premium Passes for this conference, at least a $199 value, so keep reading this site and following along.
Enjoy your weekend,