Weekend Reading – Raiding RRSP, Telus, Pensions, DIY and more
Welcome to my latest Weekend Reading list. Earlier this week I provided an update on our financial goals for this year and I had high praise for Robert Brown’s book Wealthing Like Rabbits. Back to the subject of financial goals, I had an interesting comment from a financial advisor that I tweeted this week – paying off my mortgage wasn’t really a great move on my part (apparently):
What do you think of the financial advisor’s comment?
Enjoy the best from the personal finance blogosphere for your Weekend Reading, and see you here again next week.
Sandi Martin compared using the Home Buyers Plan to raiding your retirement plan, but not. “Money diverted from long-term goals is money diverted from long-term goals whether it’s taken from our RRSPs, our TFSAs, or from under our mattresses, whether we use it to buy a house, a new iPhone, or a series of piddling little purchases we can’t even remember.”
Susan Brunner reviewed Telus stock.
Mr. CBB reminded us to take the FREE money provided by employer pension programs.
My friend Larry MacDonald profiled this DIY investor.
Kerry Taylor also known as Squawkfox enlisted some help from fellow bloggers to write this article: Ten financial rules of thumb worth a thumbs up.
Dividend Growth Investor said the time to buy some stocks is when no one wants them.
Here are some lifetime investing lessons from A Wealth of Common Sense.
According to a recent BMO Fall Home Buying Report, 4 in 10 homebuyers say they need to increase their purchase budget by 21%.