Weekend Reading


Wow it's weekend already, the week sure went by quickly. After taking a 2 week parental leave, it was a little tough to go back to work, especially seeing over 1000 work emails sitting in my inbox. Catching up on emails certainly took a few days. I'm really happy that the weekend is here so I can spend some quality time with the family.

For now, I'll leave you with some great contents that my fellow bloggers have written this past week.

Rob at Boomer & Echo wrote about How Automation And Habit Combine To Produce Amazing Results. Small actions like making your own coffee at home can save you a lot of money in the long run. This is one of the reasons why I bring my own lunch to work.

Dan at My Big Fat Wallet told us that he has cut off cable service for the summer. Great job to say no to cable companies! We've been without cable for over 3 years now and have never looked back.

Jacob at Cash Cow Couple stated that market timing is always a losing game. He even provided some data to back up his statement. I definitely agree with Jacob on this.

Canadian Couch Potato wrote about your risk tolerance. He wanted to remind everyone that just because the stock market has been doing well for the last 5 years, it doesn't mean that the market will continue doing this well in the future. In other words, if you're investing in equity, make sure that you're comfortable with volatility.

Mr. Money Mustache asked Is Mr. Money Mustache Ruining Your Marriage? To me, the frugal lifestyle shouldn't ruin your marriage. Both partners should work together.

Jason at Dividend Mantra asked his readers if you're just trading water when it comes to your finances. I always find it surprising to hear that the saving rate is so low in Canada and USA. A little more money saved today and invested will compound and provide great returns in the future.

Have a good weekend!

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    August 1, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Thank for the inclusion, and have a wonderful weekend!

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    August 1, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Thanks for the reading material 🙂 Canadian Couch Potato has a good point. Investors can easily let themselves feel complacent in a bull market, but it's usually at the height of the euphoria that we should be most concerned. Enjoy your long weekend 😀 If you're taking public transit anywhere on B.C. Day, just a reminder that it's free 😉

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      August 1, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      Good tip on the free public transit, I didn't know it's free. 😀

      Yeah this bull market is making everyone think that he/she is some sort of super investor.

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    August 1, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks for sharing your weekend reads with us. I happened to enjoy the Boomer & Echo post very much. Just goes to show that any small action can compound to significant results. Whether its your coffee ritual or earning dividend pennies that turn into dollars. Small actions count.

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      August 1, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      Thanks for the visit. Small actions definitely add up in the long run. This doesn't just apply in personal finance, the similar statement can be said about your health too.

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    Dividend Mantra
    August 1, 2014 at 5:13 pm


    Thanks so much for the inclusion. Much appreciated!

    Hope you're having a great weekend so far. 🙂

    Best regards.

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    No Nonsense Landlord
    August 2, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Great reads. I especially liked "Market Timing is Always a Losing Game". It's always true, but I have a hard time jumping in when the market seems to have lost a bottom. But regular investments are the key.

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