Time to look back at some of the best articles from the personal finance and investing blogosphere. Enjoy this Weekend Reading edition, for your August long weekend.
Canadian Capitalist estimated the cost of not having a U.S. Dollar RRSP Account. An example of a brokerage that doesn’t have this type of account is TD Direct Investing. On an RRSP portfolio north of $300k, the annual cost of dividend conversion is around $160. This was a great article; more brokerages should offer this product.
Andrew Hallam said baby boomers’ children should cheer for a stock crash. I keep hoping.
My University Money wondered if personal finance will ever be cool in school.
Dividend Ninja helped us with accounts for our U.S. dividend stocks. I keep mine exclusively in my RRSP to avoid withholding taxes.
Financial Highways shared the 10 commandments of frugality.
Big Cajun Man discussed debt and saving money.
Modest Money asked how much you will need in retirement. I’m aiming for this portfolio value not including my pension. I’ll visit this topic in a few weeks on my site. Care to take part in my poll in the margin?
Boomer & Echo said he doesn’t his finances on autopilot.
I enjoyed Michael James’ post about building your own index with individual stocks. I’m on my way with this one.
A Wealth of Common Sense shared common sense investing rules.
Y&T told us about the cash cow associated with legalizing marijuana. Can you just imagine the government revenues on this one? Bye-bye deficit.
Dividend Growth Investor just bought 11 stocks.
Million Dollar Journey had another inspiring net worth update.
Retire Happy highlighted some good financial books.
Robb Engen on The Dividend Guy told us how to track our DIY portfolio.
Canadian Personal Finance offered some tips to get out of debt.
Tom Drake told you how to reduce your credit card interest rate.
The Globe and Mail had some popular finance advice you might want to ignore. Not sure I agree with their first comment. I want to kill my mortgage and I don’t want a mortgage in retirement. #badadvice
Beating The Index wrote about junior energy player AOS.