Weekend Reading


Wow I’m surprised how quickly this week went by. It has been absolutely insane at work this week. A number of critical issues were discover by my customers, so all week I’ve been fire fighting all week. This involved having conference calls early in the morning with certain time zones, then again late in the evening with the same time zones or a completely different time zone. I’m having so many calls with people from different parts of the world I can determine the respective local time without even having to think. (For example I can tell you what time is it in Japan, Hong Kong, India, and Germany right at this second without having to think).

Needless to say, I’m glad it’s the weekend so I can have a little breather. 🙂


Here are some articles that I wrote the last few weeks:

In 6 Frugal Living Tips for University Students I shared some great tips on how to reduce your university expenses.

In Shaking my fist and screaming WTF I questioned why a couple earning $300k a year is having a hard time financially.

In Recent Buys I shared some of the dividend stocks that I recently purchased. I was able to add $415 into our annual dividend income with these purchases.

In Happiness is not a fish you can catch I shared my thoughts the meaning between happiness and joy.


Here are some excellent articles written by my fellow bloggers that I enjoyed reading the last few weeks:

Financial Samurai stated that we should Always Work On Improving Cash Flow For Financial Independence. I love the points he made in the article.

Canadian Couch Potato updated the Couch Potato model portfolio for 2015. It’s interesting to see that the model portfolio is now even simpler and even more passive. I will continue utilize the old portfolio model for my son’s RESP.

Holly shared her experience with travel hacking to St. Maarten.  I need to spend some time to learn more about travel hacks. Love the pictures that Holly shared.

Jason shared his daily routine but his daily route isn’t routine anymore. I enjoyed learning that he’s now in control on how he wants to spend with his time.

Mr. 15000 from 1500 Days to Freedom wrote a guest post on Frugalwoods and shared his idea on how to find frugal friends.

Mark shared his new year investment ideas on what to do with the new money in your TFSA.

Early Retirement Guy shared methods on how to block referral spam to your blog. I’ve noticed some referral spams as well, so I need to spend some time and block them too.

Even Steven asks why are we scared to save money?  I think people who aren’t savers are just afraid to change their habits.

Go Curry Cracker shared their passive income milestone. I would love to learn more about their passive income from index fund investing.

Will reminded us to remember about carrying costs when we purchase something. Just because an item is cheaper, it doesn’t mean it’s a great deal. Good reminder!

Mr. Money Mustache shared their family 2014 spending. Wow they only spend a little over $25k in 2014! Very inspiring considering the couple I wrote about is spending that much monthly!


Have a good weekend everyone!

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  • Reply
    My Own Advisor
    January 23, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks for the mention.

    I liked some of your recent buys, re: TRP, T, D.UN to name a few.

    Have a great weekend!

    • Reply
      January 23, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      Hi Mark,

      You’re welcome. Continue with the great articles! I’m eyeing TD and BNS again but the price have jumped the last few days.

  • Reply
    January 23, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Some great set of links, Tawcan. Thanks for compiling the list.

    I had a really crazy week as well – and am glad that its the weekend finally. Looking forward to some sanity over the next two days.

    Have a great wknd

    • Reply
      January 25, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Hi R2R,

      Hope you are enjoying your weekend. 🙂

  • Reply
    January 23, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Nice summaries from around the web. You really do your diligent.

    • Reply
      January 25, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      Hi Vivianne,

      Thanks I try my best.

  • Reply
    Dividend Mantra
    January 23, 2015 at 10:17 pm


    Thanks so much for including me.

    Hope you’re weekend is off to a great start over there!


    • Reply
      January 25, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      Hi Dividend Mantra,

      You’re welcome. Keep the great articles coming!

  • Reply
    Mrs. Frugalwoods
    January 23, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Thank you so much for including Mr. 1500’s guest post! I thought it was an awesome one too :). Hope your weekend is off to a good start (even if it is dark and grey there 😉 ).

    • Reply
      January 25, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      Hi Mrs. Frugalwoods,

      Hope you’re enjoying sunny San Diego. 🙂

  • Reply
    Financial Samurai
    January 24, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Thanks for the mention mate. It’s such a long journey to build cash flow.

    • Reply
      January 25, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      Hi Financial Samurai,

      Thank for writing such great article. Love reading your blog.

  • Reply
    Even Steven
    January 24, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Always a pleasure to be included in a little weekend reading over here at Tawcan, thank you.

    • Reply
      January 25, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      Hi Even Steven,

      You’re welcome. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend.

  • Reply
    My Dividend Pipeline
    January 24, 2015 at 12:45 pm


    Thanks for the mention and the great list of articles.


    • Reply
      January 25, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      Hi MDP,

      You’re very welcome. Hope you’re having a great weekend.

  • Reply
    January 24, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Hi Tawcan, thanks for sharing

    Re: “I would love to learn more about their passive income from index fund investing.” – I’ll write something about this in the near future. I’m sending you an email to discuss specifics 🙂



    • Reply
      January 25, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      Hi Jeremy,

      Replied to your email. Looking forward to the article.

  • Reply
    January 25, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Thanks for sharing some of these great weekend reads. I enjoyed the Mantra article about routine and the St. Maarten travel hack. I know many like to witness the planes at Princess Juliana International Airport there. Have a great up coming week.

  • Reply
    Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank
    January 26, 2015 at 5:48 am

    Hello Tawcan, I loved your article entitled 6 Frugal Living Tips for university students. You know what I always ask student discount whenever possible. Thanks for making me a frugal student.

  • Reply
    Will @firstqfinance
    January 26, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Happy to remind! 🙂

  • Reply
    Asset Grinder
    January 26, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Thanks for the reading list man. Hope work calms down for ya. Everything always seems to hit at home time doesnt it!

  • Reply
    Dividend Wisp
    February 5, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Yup, time seems to be flying by! Feels like just the other week I was writing up my December and end of the year posts! Thanks for the reading list, will be checking some of them out.

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