Weekend Reading – Model Portfolios, wealthy habits, death and taxes, and more!

Welcome to another Weekend Reading edition folks, some of the best articles from the personal finance and investing blogosphere.

Here are my articles that got some attention this week:

I wrote about why I’m still a bit discouraged about retirement.

I provided a take on dishwasher costs.

I mentioned with the start of a new year comes new Tax Free Saving Account contribution room, sharing some investment ideas here.

Here are some great articles I checked out this week.  Enjoy your weekend folks and take care.

Vanguard updated their model portfolios. 

The Blunt Bean Counter talked about two life certainties.   I might be inclined to include my Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs not making the playoffs as certainties this year as well…but I remain hopeful for my Sens.

Fans of this site, RateHub.ca, launched a new credit card comparison tool.  It’s very slick so if you’re in the market for a new credit card or you just want to know how your current card stacks up against the competition, check it out.

Retirement Redux stated the current rules regarding locked-in retirement accounts don’t make much sense.  I agree with her.

Here are 15 ways to save money on groceries.  What we do is create a list, look for a few deals on the list, stick to the list when shopping and when we’re done have a cold beer 🙂

Although the math seems suspect Mr. Money Mustache told us he and his family are living on less.

Have a great weekend!


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19 Responses to "Weekend Reading – Model Portfolios, wealthy habits, death and taxes, and more!"

  1. MOA,

    I really like the part about saving money on groceries! There are so many ways to save money, it’s crazy. People still keep spending. I wrote a blog today that touches apon some of that stuff. If you’re interested in checking it out, or reading my story on going from student loans to retirement, check it out at debt2retirement.weebly.com, I’d really appreciate it!

    I’m looking forward to reading more posts!


  2. Mark,

    While I focus on dividends in my taxable account, I use the Vanguard Index 500 and intermediate bonds for my retirement account. I have kept it at a 65/35 stock/bond mix and it has worked well.

    I may start buying SPY and BND in my taxable account just to help with diversification.

    Thanks for the CCP model portfolio article.


  3. Thanks for the inclusion this week. I think TD needs to be a little clearer in how the E-series funds work with their standard Mutual Fund Investing system, so that folks realize they must take a few extra steps. Enjoy the weekend.


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