Weekend Reading – Halloween wrap-up and great blogs edition

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween.  Nothing scary about these articles, well, at least this week’s edition.  Have a great weekend and make sure you come back next week – I’m going to giveaway a book to one lucky reader!

Tom Bradley said stock picking is alive and well.

Andrew Hallam recently invested $21,000 in the US stock index.  Very impressive and he mentioned something very important in his post:  “Most people, unfortunately, chase rising asset classes. They feel good about buying investment products that have recently risen in price.  And they shun investments that have fallen.  Most people (including most financial advisors) act similarly.  And this kills their returns.”

The Blunt Bean Counter questioned if money and success are the same thing.

Retire Happy Blog offered some advice to convert your RRSP to income.  This fall, I will be looking at similar factors for my parents.

Canadian Couch Potato questioned whether you should buy stocks for your kids.

CMT, my favourite source for mortgage news, compared US and Canada mortgage markets.

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22 Responses to "Weekend Reading – Halloween wrap-up and great blogs edition"

  1. It was so rainy in Vancouver this year all those wonderful costumes had to be covered by raincoats :0( My friend said he only got half the amount of trick-or-treaters to his house as last year. But other than that, Halloween was great (^_^) Thanks for the mention. Looking forward to the book giveaway.

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  2. Halloween was another eventful evening for us.. and I was thrilled to hear to kids say they thought my pumpkin was cool. It’s the third pumpkin I’ve ever carved in my life. Thanks for the mention and enjoy your weekend.. and yes I wouldn’t pull my RRSP’s for the same reasons. Cheers Mr.CBB

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  3. This past week in Toronto it was Gotham City with all the wind and rain. Today is the first time the sun came out in a week. Thanks for the mention Mark. Have a super weekend!

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