Weekend Reading - camping edition


The weather has been getting better and better here in Vancouver. The temperature is suppose to hit the 20's this weekend! NICE! This weekend we're heading to the woods for a family camping trip. It will be the first camping trip with Baby T so that will be interesting. I'm very much looking forward to being completely disconnected from technology for a couple of days. Because work has been keeping me busy lately, it will be good to spend some time in the great outdoors, relax, and feeling grounded.

On investment front we're working hard to save more money so we can contribute the new TFSA contribution room for this year. At $9,000 for Mrs. T and I all together, that will allow us to bring in even more tax-free dividend income. We definitely need to take advantage of this excellent opportunity. While I have not tallied our April dividend income just yet, I think we'll probably end up in the $800 range. A pretty solid number for doing nothing at all don't you think? Stay tuned for our April dividend income next week.

Here are some articles that I wrote recently:

Tips on dividend investing with Canadian perspective
What is frugality? Frugality is...
Financial advice - get in line and stay in line


For now I'll leave you to some excellent articles that I've came across:


Boomer & Echo shared 5 simple rules on when you should sell a stock.

J. Money shared 20+ Triggers to Hack Your Life & Money.

White Collar Freedom states that we need to stay financially fit 365 days-a-year.

Mike @ The Dividend Guy states there are 3 words in dividend growth. Very important three words when it comes to dividend growth investing.

Mr. SSC says we should take advantage of employer programs for free money! I never understand why some people say no to free money.

Mark @ My Own Advisor says we should get over it, with the $10,000 TFSA limit everyone wins. Totally agree with Mark.

Barry @ Money We Have asks why parents don't like free government money. Again I do not understand why people say no to free money then complains that they don't have enough money to go around. Come on!

Jason @ Dividend Mantra shared his trip report of 2015 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting. Due to schedule conflict I couldn't make it this year. I hope to go to the Berkshire Hathaway AGM in the near future.

Dividend Growth Investor explains what makes consumer staple the perfect dividend growth companies. Excellent points all around.

Lanny @ Dividend Diplomats shares Top 5 low dividend yield, high dividend growth stocks. A great list as high dividend growth is very important when it comes to dividend stock investing.


Have a great weekend everyone!

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  • Reply
    Dividend Mantra
    May 7, 2015 at 3:02 pm


    Hope you guys have a great camping trip!

    Very solid month of dividend income over there. Gotta love collecting $800 for doing pretty much nothing at all. 🙂

    Thanks for including me. Much appreciated.


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      May 12, 2015 at 11:55 am

      Hi Jason,

      Thanks, we had a great camping trip. 🙂

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    My Own Advisor
    May 7, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Enjoy the downtime!

    Thanks for including my post this week. I always appreciate your support.

    • Reply
      May 12, 2015 at 11:56 am

      Hi Mark,

      I enjoyed the downtime a lot. Hope you had a great weekend.

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    Income Surfer
    May 7, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Have fun camping buddy. I imagine it is the time of year up in your neck of the woods. It's a great way to spend time with your family!

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      May 12, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      Hi Bryan,

      Thanks we had a great time.

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    May 7, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Thanks for the readings for the weekend.

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    Dividend Growth Investor
    May 7, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Investing in tax-deferred accounts is always a smart proposition. It helps you obtain the maximum amount of compounding, without the tax-cost obstacles to achieving your goals.

    Thanks for including me in your review and I hope you enjoy the nice weather.


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      May 12, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      Hi DGI,

      Tax-deferred accounts are always smart. 🙂

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    Dividend Hustler
    May 7, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Have fun with the family Tawcan. Much needed relax and rest. Take care and keep up the hustle bud. Cheers.

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    Dividend Diplomats
    May 8, 2015 at 6:45 am


    Thank you so much for the mention! Looks like you have a stellar weekend planned, as well as the great news on the investment front.

    Looking forward to the great reads, enjoy the camping and talk soon Tawcan!


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    Dan @ Our Big Fat Wallet
    May 8, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Nice you're getting some good weather there, here in Calgary we had some light snow this morning

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    May 8, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Enjoy that nice weather and that ~$800 in passive income for the month. I do look forward to your report whenever you do publish it. Have a great weekend.

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    Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank
    May 8, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Camping is one of the activities I haven't tried and I would like to do, Tawcan. Enjoy it and the weather! Thanks for the list of article recommendations.

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    May 9, 2015 at 6:04 am

    Solid plan and way to take advantage of the great weather you're having. Camping is one the best ways to enjoy the outdoors and collecting $800 in dividends is like icing on the cake. Hope you all have a great time!

    - HMB

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    No More Waffles
    May 9, 2015 at 6:09 am

    Have a great camping trip, Tawcan!

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    Dividend Explorer
    May 9, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Congratulations on getting up to the $800 level on dividend income, that's quite an achievement. Camping is a great way to experience nature, used to do quite a bit myself. When I was in college two friends and I traveled across Canada from east to west along the Trans Canada Highway. We traveled in a van mostly camping in beautiful provincial and national parks throughout Canada, and ending the trip in Vancouver. Beautiful city hope to visit again some day.

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