Weekend Reading – Super simple portfolios, dividend growth matters and much more

Welcome to your Weekend Reading list.  I hope you enjoy these articles as you finish off any leftover Halloween candy and goodies this weekend.  I’ll be back next week.  🙂

In case you missed it, I wrote about our 2013 financial goals and announced a new series I will be working on in support of financial literacy month.

Sandi Martin keeps her portfolio super simple, with TD efunds.

The Dividend Guy says dividend growth is the only metric that really matters.

Prairie EcoThrifter offered some ideas to exercise your brain.

The Loonie Bin announced some great monthly dividend income.

Invest It Wisely shared the differences between saving and investing.

Melissa Leong covered funeral expenses.

The third edition of The MoneySense Guide to the Perfect Portfolio is now available in ebook format, a solid guide for any investor.

The Passive Income Earner wondered if it’s worth comparing your portfolio with an index.

MDJ surpassed a huge milestone building his net worth.

A new website called RateSpy.com lets consumers track virtually every Canadian lender’s advertised mortgage rates, helping them to avoid paying too much.  I’m looking forward to touring this site more in the coming weeks.  Check it out!

Y&T discussed investing for growth versus investing for monthly income.  I suppose depending upon your age, you might want to focus on one over the other but for most of us, it’s total returns that matters.

Retire Happy asked how much life insurance do you need.

Michael James on Money revised his retirement income strategy.

Dividend Monk reviewed Johnson & Johnson stock.

BCM had some more reflections about the Canadian Personal Finance Conference.

Make some smarter asset location decisions by reading this.

On the entrepreneurial-shady-and-guys-that-don’t-know-any-better-front, this woman is dating her way to dining at Toronto’s top restaurants.

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