Welcome to another Weekend Reading list folks. Earlier this week, I wrote about Life Insurance 101 and I also provided a primer for opening your online discount brokerage account.
Enjoy these articles and I’ll be back next week with a new dividend income update and more.
HowToSaveMoney.ca rates the best Air Miles Credit Cards and has a small cash giveaway underway – enter here.
Sean Cooper offered a guest post on Boomer & Echo about being mortgage free in his early 30s.
This is an update on John Heinzl’s model dividend portfolio, up about 32% in two years.
Dividend Mantra shared a Freedom Fund update.
Dividend Growth Investor shared his best articles from August.
Passive Income Earner shared some top stocks.
Big Cajun Man wondered if this RESP investing portfolio is too conservative.
Congrats to some of my favourite blogs on becoming Plutus Award finalists, celebrating the best in personal finance on the world stage.
An interesting read, Glenn Cooke’s comment in this article about a serious subject; I have to agree with Glenn: “[Critical illness insurance] is being sold on rainbows and unicorns,” Cooke said. “You should be buying insurance for financial reasons, not for emotional reasons.”
Barry Choi offered a kind review of this new book, one I hope to start reading this weekend thanks to a copy from author Robert Brown.
Michael James on Money shared some little known RRSP strategies.
When it comes to passive income, this blogger is on a mission.
Thanks for the mention, Mark. It was an honour to blog on B&E. Would you be interested in a guest blog for your website? I finally set up my own blog. I’m just trying to get the word out there. Any help would be most appreciated. Please feel free to email me.
For sure Sean, it would be great to have a guest post on my site. I will email you soon with some ideas. I recall your specialty is pensions?
Great to see that John Heinzl’s model dividend portfolio is doing well. I think all of the dividend growth investors have done very well the past couple years. Have a good weekend!
For sure Tawcan. Now, what will the future hold for dividend investors?
I enjoy Glenn’s articles about insurance. He knows what he’s talking about. However, his recent remarks about advisor compensation were way off the mark. Thanks for the mention.
Same, I have a lot of respect for Glenn. What in particular did you think was off the mark?
Pretty much all of it, but let’s look at just the beginning. Apparently, half of those who want more transparency are motivated solely by nosiness about a financial advisor’s income. That’s absurd.
Well, yes, I would not agree with that statement.
Transparency is good for most businesses I suspect, it has nothing to do with comparing income levels. On the broad scale, transparency is about making more information publicly available, readily available, which is an act of trust. Transparency also is a driver for change, knowledge is the first step in making change or sustaining change. So, I would not agree with Glenn here. Maybe he has a different context?
Always appreciate the mention. Put a lot of work into that Air Miles credit card comparison table so thanks for linking to that. As you know, really enjoyed your insurance article this week. Great work!
It showed Stephen, I hope you get lots of entries for your giveaway!
Thanks for sharing my portfolio update!
Looking forward to seeing how your dividend income is coming along. 🙂
All good. Happy to support.
Mark, thanks for the inclusion this week, I think it might be a little safe, but conservative? Don’t know…
Have a great weekend
It seems to be well-balanced Alan, no unnecessary risk needed.
Thanks for the list.
Enjoyed the life insurance post. Quite informative really, would love to see you add to it in the future.
Thanks! What in particular would you like to know more about on the insurance subject? Open to ideas…
– Different insurance provider rates and top recommended ones
– Guide to what types fit with peoples age and life situations (singles, couples, families)
Pros and cons to each.
How policies commissions break down.
Lots to cover but lots of questions people have there.
I often hear of people getting stuck with unneeded whole life policies with ridiculous commission fees that has severely tainted the industry.
Thanks for the shout out Mark, I think you’ll find the book quite fun to read.
I’m looking forward to starting it within the next week. Have a great weekend Barry.