Weekend Reading – New blogs, Steadyhand rants and much more edition

Over the last year, I’ve been fortunate to get acquainted with many personal finance and investing bloggers.  Their content impresses me, surprises me and motivates me at the same time.   It’s pretty cool that perfect strangers can connect across provinces, countries and oceans, sharing a mutual passion and develop a friendship over that passion.  What did we do before the internet?   This internet thing is kinda neat.  I hope they keep it around for awhile.

This week’s roundup includes a rant from the President of Steadyhand, tips for reviewing your portfolio and bloggers who are saving crazy amounts of income for retirement and ready to pay off their mortgages.  Nice stuff folks.  I hope to be mortgage free in another 12 years 🙂

Next week, I should get around to posting my review of Dan Bortolotti’s Guide to the Perfect Portfolio.   For new or experienced investors, this was a great read and I’ll tell you why next week.

Until then, have a safe, happy and healthy weekend!

Tom Bradley (President of Steadyhand) is not thrilled when it comes to how RRSP transfers are handled by some institutions.

TFB told us how he was going to take control of his finances!

Dividend Growth Investor shared his dividend retirement plan.  I loved this part:   “Retirement to me is the point where my dividend income exceeds my expenses, which means that I no longer have to work for money.”   Me too.  When my dividend income generated by my portfolio consistently exceeds my living expenses – I’m most definitely calling it quits.  Hopefully, hopefully, that’s about 15 years away.

Million Dollar Journey answered a reader’s question:  why doesn’t he use a dividend ETF for his leveraged portfolio?   I can certainly identify with MDJ’s answers, mainly this one – I’d like to avoid 0.55% or higher management expense fees where and when I can.

34 Responses to "Weekend Reading – New blogs, Steadyhand rants and much more edition"

  1. Thanks for listing your friends blog. It sounds like it is right up my ally. I will definitely check it out.

    I also agree how cool it is our blogs connect us. It really is amazing to think of all of the awesome people I have met doing this.

  2. Thanks for including me MOA! You’re awesome as always. I agree with you- it’s really cool how we have friends across Provinces and in other countries. Makes our global community seem a little smaller, doesn’t it?

  3. Thanks for including us as always MOA. I definitely agree with your thought on how cool it is that we get to reach out over the World Wide Web. Since I’ve moved to a fairly rural location, this has become more important to me than ever before.

  4. Thanks for the mention, Mark. I think you were one of the first bloggers to find us and comment on our site. I’ve always appreciated that, and it’s been great chatting with you ever since. Keep up the great work!

    1. I heard a bit about that Kevin…reading more on it now:


      “The blackout will serve as an example of what could easily happen if the legislation is passed. And while 12 hours without the social site may crimp the habitual activity of many for longer than they like, it’s also likely an effective tool and making one very important point.”

      Interesting stuff.

      Have a great weekend.

    1. Great point Mark, you tend to pick up on things much more readily. I’m sure you experience that everyday in your line of work. I would be interested to read one of your posts about that, in line with investing psychology that you write about from time to time.

      You’re most welcome for the mention.

  5. Hey MOA thanx for the mention! and sorry I haven’t been dropping by more often. You have some stellar posts over the last couple of weeks, I’m going to go check them out 🙂

    I don’t think you inlcude enough links in your roundup 😉 LOL

    The Dividend Ninja


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