Weekend Reading – Passive investing video, giveaways and great blogs

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Leading off this Weekend Reading list is a link to Passive Investing:  The Evidence.  This financial documentary is divided into eight chapters in a video just under an hour long.   The movie is full of Nobel Prize economists and distinguished academics singing the praises of index investing.  The experts in the video make a strong case for indexing and if you have time to check out the video, do so if only for a few minutes.

One of my favourite blogs celebrated his 6-year anniversary this week with a $3,000 giveaway.  Congrats to Million Dollar Journey for reaching this milestone!  I enjoyed reading this part of his post:

It still baffles me how much this site has grown over the years.  It all started with a personal online journal to track my finance journey which evolved into the community you see today.  A strong and loyal readership who is as passionate about personal finance and investing as I am.  Proudly, we have grown to over 18,500 daily subscribers and over 3,100 twitter followers. In addition to that we have received over 13 million hits over the past six years.

Congrats Frugal Trader and continued success on your financial journey.

Here are more great articles to check out this weekend – enjoy!

Susan Brunner was kind enough to highlight a few articles on my site geared to novice investors.

Canadian Budget Binder said to celebrate Christmas like Scrooge this year with a gift exchange.

Tom Bradley said there might be a rush for the exit on bonds soon.  I haven’t purchased bonds in a long time.

Finance Fox told us how to be a responsible party host.

Boomer & Echo have a theory about longer bank hours.

Michael James on Money talked about the snowbird tax trap.

Canadian Capitalist had a good Q&A with Vanguard Canada.

Big Cajun Man wondered if you saw what you looked like at age 65 would you save for retirement?

Dividend Monk said railroads appear attractively valued.

Modest Money has an Apple iPad giveaway contest underway.

Invest It Wisely told us how to host a Christmas party on a budget.

Thirty Six Months shared some good languages to learn in 2013.

SPF had a few tips for reducing holiday consumerism.

Y&T increased her net worth.

Dividend Guy Blog reviewed Fortis.

The Brighter Life shared the benefits of year-end donations.

101 Centavos said getting laid off sucks.

Thanks to the following blogs for putting me in their carnivals:

Finance Triggers

Canadian Personal Finance

Making Sense of Cents

Young & Thrifty

My University Money

20s Finances

Carnival of Investing

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