Weekend Reading

It’s nice to know that Family Day long weekend is upon us. Here in BC, the Family Day long weekend is one week ahead of rest of Canada. It also happens to be one week ahead of the US Presidents’ Day. This was done to avoid long lineups on the ski hills. Unfortunately here in Vancouver lower mainland, we have been hit by the pineapple express, so there’s not much snow on the local mountains (there’s a reason why Vancouver is called Raincouver…). Up in Whistler the situation is similar as well, the snow base is much much lower than the past winter years. Hopefully we will get some snow soon, not just for skiing fun but for water reserves this summer.

This week I shared some of the recent stock purchases that we made. I also shared our story on how we started with dividend investing.

I have a few blog article ideas in my mind for next week. I hope to write a few articles to elaborate our dividend investment journey. For now I’ll leave you with some excellent articles that I came across on other blogs.

Nelson asks should your retirement plans assume no CPP? For me I consider CPP as the “extra” play money too. I’d rather rely on myself than the government when it comes to my own retirement.

FI Fighter states that we should put the clamps on greed. Great points!

Dividend Growth Investor outlined six quality dividend companies for the long term investors. JNJ is the only stock on the list that we current own in our dividend portfolio. We would love to add the other 5 companies in our portfolio.

No More Waffle explained three rookie mistakes that people make in the quest for financial independence. It was great to get reminded on these common mistakes.

Joe at Retire By 40 shared his thoughts on finances in your 30s. As someone who is in his early 30’s, Joe definitely hit me on the head with his points.

Jason at Dividend Mantra explained that freedom exists on a spectrum. Financial independence is definitely not a finish line that you cross one day.

Financial Samurai reflected how investing in a hedge fund saved his retirement portfolio. I haven’t tried hedge fund yet, so it was interesting reading Sam’s first hand experience.

Barry at Money We Have shared common credit card benefits. Since we pay our credit card balance in full every month, I am all for taking advantage of credit card benefits. My favorites are travel and cash rewards.

Go Curry Cracker explained their cash flow management in early retirement. As someone who aims for early retirement, this post was a great eye opener for me.

J. Money asks what’s your biggest guilty pleasure. It was interesting to see that after 20 minutes of pondering he had a hard time naming his guilty pleasures.

Young at Young and Thrifty wrote a book review on Kevin O’Leary’s book – The Cold Hard Truth on Men, Women, and Money. I have since added this book on my to-read list.

Mrs. Frugalwood shared their frugal weirdo’s Anti-Valentine’s Day manifesto. Since married to Mrs. T, I’ve learned to not take our marriage for granted and put it on auto-pilot. Your marriage is definitely something that you should work on every day. 🙂

Have a good weekend everyone!

Written by Tawcan
Hi I’m Bob from Vancouver Canada, I am working toward joyful life and financial independence through frugal living, dividend investing, passive income generation, life balance, and self-improvement. This blog is my way to chronicle my journey and share my stories and thoughts along the way. Stay in touch on Facebook and Twitter. Or sign up via Newsletter