Weekend Reading – Maxed out TFSA, RRSP; mental accounting, dividend raises and more #moneystuff

Weekend Reading – Maxed out TFSA, RRSP; mental accounting, dividend raises and more #moneystuff

Welcome to my latest Weekend Reading edition where I share some of my favourite articles from the week that was across the personal finance and investing blogosphere.

I got around to posting these articles this week:

This was our latest dividend income update – April 2019.  We’re on pace to earn….you’ll have to read the post to find out!

What are the best ETFs for your RRSP? Again, read on to find out!

Spring has finally sprung in Ottawa.  It’s going to be a sunny, 13 degrees C, and a great day to be outdoors.  I can’t wait to do that.

Best wishes for the weekend and see you here next week!


Other articles:

My dividend investor inspiration, MDJ wrote about how to manage your money when your RRSP and TFSA are maxed out.  Geez, a great problem to have!

I also recently wrote about taxable investing choices for your portfolio here – including how I invest.

Robb Engen shared an article about mental accounting. I suspect we’re all guilty of it from time to time. I know I am. To help us with this over the years, we’ve come up with a very simple saving and investing approach of paying ourselves first and basically using any income leftover to spend and enjoy. This way, no guilt about spending any money on daily things we enjoy while looking after our financial future.

This means we treat savings for investment purposes to our TFSAs and RRSPs as bill payments – this is absolutely a better way to budget.  We never see the money.  We only spend what is leftover.

Here are 8 U.S. dividend achievers ready to shower shareholders with income.

Here is a Canadian utility stock that has been outperforming the index – on Dividend Earner.

On that note, that stock (AQN) just increased their dividend this week, as did Telus (T) and Sun Life Financial (SLF).  I hold all three stocks in my Canadian dividend portfolio.  Those pennies on the share dividend increases this week collectively increased our dividend income by over $100 per year – for doing nothing.  You can read more about how I built my Canadian dividend income portfolio here.

All my best!


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3 Responses to "Weekend Reading – Maxed out TFSA, RRSP; mental accounting, dividend raises and more #moneystuff"

  1. Maxed out RRSP and TFSA – Now What?
    The article goes about the question backwards. The first question should be Is one out of debt or is the current debt less than one might earn by investing elsewhere.
    I think one should eliminate all high interest debt before investing in another source.
    Once you have your debt under control and say only the mortgage of 3% to 5%, then one should max out the TFSA, RESP, then RRSP and finally consider whether they have extra funds to either pay down the mortgage or invest in non-reg.
    The writer suggest ETF’s where I prefer individual DG stocks, but each to their own.

    1. I would not presume to give others financial advice but I would consider possibly putting an RESP on a higher priority over some things due to government grants and a normally limited life span of those things.

    2. Well, from the place MDJ sits I recall his mortgage is long since paid off but I hear what you are saying. If TFSA + RRSP (and even RESP for kids) maxed out then if definitely makes sense to kill of debt. I hear life really begins when are you debt-free 🙂


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