Weekend Reading - Spooky edition


Yea it's Halloween this weekend! We'll be trick-or-treating with Baby T this Saturday around the neighborhood. Baby T will be dressed up as Obelix and he absolutely loves the costume! Mrs. T even made a helmet with red hair to complete the look.

I was traveling for work this week. Business travel may sound fancy but it can get quite tiresome. I had to wake up at 4:30 AM on Monday morning to catch a 6 AM flight. It took the whole day to fly from Vancouver to the east coast. The meeting next day went very well and we treated the customers to an excellent dinner. I then had to wake up super early on Wed to catch a cross continent flight. Phew! No wonder I crashed around 9 AM on Wednesday night. I don't have any work travels in the near future, so hopefully that means I can spend a bitย time to complete some projects I'm working on.

Here are some articles I enjoyed reading while I'm flying across North America.

David at Raptitude asked Are you Good Enough.

Kristi guest blogged at Retire By 40 on 3 Ingredients for a Good Life. It's surprisingly easy to have a good life.

Mark summarized what the recent elected Liberal government meant to his wallet.

Bryan at Income Surfer shared an interesting conversation he heard.

Jimmy put together a great guide on 101 Dividend Investing Tips from the Experts. I was very happy to be able to help contributing to this article. Many fellow bloggers like There's Value, Dividend Growth Investing & Retirement,ย Financially Free by Forty, DivHut, and Freedom Thirty Five, helped out too. If you're looking for some tips on dividend investing, definitely check out this guide.

Money Ramblings celebrated having an old senior aka 20 year old car in their household.

Liquid Independence discussed Get Comfortable Being Emotionally Uncomfortable

Steve wrote a great article on How slowing down can take your life to the next level.

Cait explained Why she focused on Simplicity.

Mike explained How to Start Dividend Investing with Little Money.

Mr SSC explained what their next life would look like.

J. Money listed 8 Guiding Principles for Money.

Jason talked about how an Auxiliary Fund can help us speed up retirement.


Have a great weekend everyone!

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  • Reply
    October 30, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Thanks for the mention dude. Have a great time trick-or-treating with your little guy. Hit up the expensive neighborhoods first ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      November 2, 2015 at 9:26 am

      Hi Liquid,

      Hopefully you had a great weekend! We had lots of fun trick-or-treating.

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    Financial Underdog
    October 30, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Thanks for the mention! Glad you liked it.

    And no, business travel isn't glamorous at all. You wake up too early, drink crappy airport coffee, then you're confined to sitting for few hours, you eat awful food and cinnabuns on the go, then you get to a hotel and have to be ready for a meeting looking all spiffy. Oh, and forget about seeing places or doing touristy things. You might go out for dinner, but you just want to go back to a hotel and crash after.

    I have to go to San Diego myself next week. Not looking forward lol!

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      November 2, 2015 at 9:26 am

      Business travel isn't glamorous but there are good benefits I suppose. Having to wake up early and being away from the family is tough though. Have fun in sunny San Diego. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jason Fieber
    October 30, 2015 at 2:39 pm


    Man, I don't envy your business travel at all. I guess I'm one of those people who never found it appealing/sexy. I woke up almost 11 a.m. today. For some, that's way too late. For me, perfect. But that's a big reason why we're all trying to achieve FI - to set our own schedules to our liking. Can't imagine you'll want to wake up at 4 in the morning to catch cross-continental flights on the regular once you're FI. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the mention. Have a great Halloween weekend over there.


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      November 2, 2015 at 9:27 am

      Hi Jason,

      I'm definitely aiming to achieve a lifestyle like yours. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Steve @ Think Save Retire
    October 30, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Thanks for the mention, Tawcan. But yeah, I gotta agree with Jason about the whole business travel thing. About the only thing good about that is free food, and even that can be difficult depending on the situation. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      November 2, 2015 at 9:27 am

      Hi Steve,

      Business travel is alright, being away from the family can be tough though.

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    October 30, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Hah! Obelix?! Thats amazing...not a lot of halloween costumes you see from the Asterix comic books. Thanks for sharing the reads....quite a few here to keep me busy thru the wknd.

    Have a great halloween


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      November 2, 2015 at 9:28 am

      Hi R2R,

      We were surprised how many people knew who Obelix is. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    My Own Advisor
    October 31, 2015 at 5:43 am

    Thanks for the mention Tawcan. That's a busy schedule you have! Hopefully you get to slow down.

    Happy Halloween!

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      November 2, 2015 at 9:28 am

      Hi Mark,

      Things should slow down for me the next couple of month. Looking forward to Christmas already.

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    A Frugal Family's JourneyA
    October 31, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Thanks for sharing the weekend reads Tawcan. I found a few spooktabular articles to catch up on this weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Take care buddy, hope you have a Happy Halloween! AFFJ

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      November 2, 2015 at 9:29 am

      Hi A Frugal Family's Journey,

      Hopefully you guys had a great Halloween weekend too!

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    Income Surfer
    October 31, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing Tawcan. I'm glad you enjoyed my post and found it interesting. Haha, Obelix. I love it. Our little man is going as Captain America. Mama had hopes of a Duck costume, but he said no way. I hope you have a great weekend

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      November 2, 2015 at 9:31 am

      Captain America is an awesome costume! We didn't see anyone dressed up as Captain America here in Vancouver though. Hopefully you guys had a great weekend.

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    Dividend Diplomats
    November 1, 2015 at 7:22 am


    Great reads above! Looking forward to diving into them this sunday morning, appreciate you posting this!


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      November 2, 2015 at 9:35 am

      Hi Lanny,

      Hopefully you had a great weekend and get to relax at home a bit.

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    November 4, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Thank's for the mention Tawcan! ๐Ÿ˜‰


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