Welcome to my latest Weekend Reading edition – some of my favourite financial finds from the week that was. Earlier this week I shared how to transfer SPG points to Marriott Rewards and I also listed a few reasons on this:
Have a great weekend and see you here next week when I’ll share how we save and splurge on vacations.
Kudos to Tangerine (and David Chilton of course) for the ability to download a free ebook of The Wealthy Barber Returns.
Justin Bender has some “how to” videos in the works – including how to build an ETF portfolio.
Ben Carlson informed us how interest rates relate to stock market returns. Generally speaking, at least this was my thesis, higher rates equal higher future stock market performance. Ben’s article seems to confirm this although he remind us, with rates remaining this low, for this long, we’re into uncharted territory.
Million Dollar Journey shared his financial freedom update. Very inspiring progress as always.
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Michael James on Money wrote about shrinking bonds.
I recently checked out this new site: www.freeretirementplan.ca. Seems interesting. Based on the FAQs on this site, you will obtain a look at your current savings situation and what money you might require in retirement based on your savings. (No affiliation.)
A reminder to check out this Canadian MoneySaver webinar series. Yours truly will be hosting a webinar with my friends from Canadian MoneySaver in November – talking about Canadian dividend stock investing. I’m honoured they reached out to me for this opportunity. Sign up for this event and others!
Dividend Growth Investor wrote about some common misconceptions that come with dividend investing. Here is a summary of what I liked from his article and what I write about on this site:
- Dividend stocks are great vehicle to build wealth.
- You do not need tens of thousands of dollars to start investing in dividend stocks.
- Rising dividends, can help you fight inflation.
- The psychological benefit of earning dividend each month or quarter, may help you stay the investing course when markets get choppy.
Tawcan suggests you create your own happiness.
How To Save Money has some advice for travel hacker wannabes.
Barry Choi has some suggestions about breaking bad money habits. The first starting point and best suggestion in my opinion? You can’t manage what you don’t measure – track your spending.