Weekend Reading


The big news here in Canada this week is that all the Canadian banks reported great quarterly results and many of them raised their dividends. Since we own quite a number of Canadian banking stocks in our dividend portfolio, we are loving these dividend raises!

Earlier this week I shared my dining in complete darkness experience and compared it with investing in the stock market. I also wrote a piece on momentary sacrifices and financial independence.

And just in case you’re heading to Costco this weekend for a shopping trip, you might want to check out my article on how to survive a shopping trip to Costco.

Are you looking to start dividend investing and need some tips? Look no further than here.


Here are some awesome articles from the blogosphere that I really enjoyed reading.

It’s officially tax season and Mark at My Own Advisor shared tax tips that every Canadian should know about. I can’t believe I almost forgot about the home buyer’s tax credit!

Jason at Dividend Mantra shared his thoughts on why it’s important to keep it simple when it comes to dividend investing, and how this simple concept has helped him sleeping like a baby at night.

If you’re doing Norbert’s Gambit to save currency conversion rate in non-registered account, you will want to watch out for the taxable consequences as Dan at Canadian Couch Potato pointed out.

Dividend Guy shared 4 US stocks for your RRSP portfolio. I would love to own Disney in the near future.

Steve at Kapitalust shared his thought on using earnings yield as a simple valuation screening technique.

Ryan at My Dividend Growth analyzed Deere & Company. I would love to own DE in the near future too.

Emily at Simple Cheap Mom stated that early retirement extreme isn’t their goal.

Dividend Growth Investor asks is ethical dividend growth investing possible? He has some very good points in the article that you should consider.

Sam at Financial Samurai breaks down if you should invest in oil stocks or not.

Mrs. Frugalwoods shared 11 ways to be a frugal weirdo and love it. I truly believe that figure out what you want in life is one of the most important things to determine as you move toward financial independence.

Even Steven shared his thoughts on early retirement blueprint. Great breakdown.

Since I’m a spreadsheet nerd, I loved J. Money’s article on early retirement/financial freedom spreadsheet where he shared two different spreadsheets that can calculate when you’ll reach financial freedom. Since the spreadsheet does not include dividend income, I’m slowly working on a different version to incorporate more parameters. Stay tuned!

Have a great 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