Welcome to October Weekend Reading friends. Although I’m not a huge baseball fan I was happy to see the Jays win the AL East title this week. I’ll probably start watching more baseball now the playoffs are coming and the Jays are in it to win it.
If you haven’t entered already, get on this: enter my giveaway to win a copy of Mark Goodfield’s book Let’s Get Blunt About Your Financial Affairs. I also critiqued this MoneySense article that said you should be more than fine in retirement, as long as you work 47 years, contribute the maximum to the Canada Pension Plan every year and save at least few thousand dollars per year for 40+ years straight without fail.
Enjoy these other fine articles and see you here next week – when I’ll begin a series profiling some bloggers who are on their way to retiring early by living off dividends and distributions.
According to the CBC our tax code is now almost 5 football fields long; putting page-after-page on the field. The total cost to Canadians filing taxes and trying to figure this garbage out? About $6 billion per year according to the Fraser Institute.
Dan has been playing with stock screeners to find stock deals.
Early and extreme retiree Mr. Money Mustache thinks if you’re not getting rich in your 20s you’re doing it all wrong.
The Blunt Bean Counter thinks curiosity is a good thing.
Big Cajun Man provided a roundup of money Tweets.
Here are some ways to save money on your mortgage. At the top of my list, just make more payments more often.
Fortis provided investors a 10% raise this week. Thanks for the raise.
Boomer & Echo wrote about GICs.