Weekend Reading – BBQ Grilling edition

The weather is getting nicer and nicer here in Vancouver. I actually sat outside in a short sleeve shirt for lunch all week this week. It’s time to bring out the BBQ and start some BBQ-ing! I love this time of the  year, the temperature is getting warmer and day time is getting longer. Things are even better this year because the Vancouver Canucks are in the NHL playoffs! Go Canucks go!

I told myself at the beginning of the week that I’d go and work out in the company gym at least twice. But things got crazy again at work and here I am, still haven’t stepped inside the gym for over 1.5 week. Luckily between chasing after Baby T and going for walks during the week, I managed to get a small amount of exercise in. This needs to change next week. It will be good to get back to the 2 or 3 times a week working out at the gym routine again.

In other news, did you see the new Star Wars trailer? Let’s forget about frugality and keeping entertainment cost to a minimum for now… Please just take my money now!

Here are some great personal finance blog articles I really enjoyed reading:

FI Fighter wrote about Embrace Aging: Things Get Better Over Time. As a fellow engineer, I really enjoyed reading this article.

Robb at Boomer and Echo wrote about 9 Money Myths That Experts Wish You’d Stop Believing.

J. Money reminds us that Freedom > Money > Stuff. Definitely a good reminder that freedom provides us with way more options.

Holly provided some tips on How to Go On Vacation without Losing Your Mind. Clean your house before vacation is a great tip.

Jason at Dividend Mantra reminded us Active Versus Passive: A Dollar Isn’t A Dollar. Passive income like dividends get taxed at much lower rate than active income. That’s why I like dividend income so much.

Nelson at Financial Uproar explained why Whining About Taxes is Stupid. Can’t agree more. It important to remember that we Canadians get taxed at marginal rate, taxes that we pay will fund the social benefits/programs.

Team Go Curry Cracker explained How to Retire in Your 30s. A great summary on what we all need to do to achieve financial independence at an early age. I believe Mr.s T and I are already doing all the things listed. 🙂

The Dividend Guy is now doing a 12 Month Countdown to Financial Freedom! How cool! I’m sure I will be following Mike’s progress.

Mark at My Own Advisor listed After the golden rule of personal finance follow these ones. Great tips Mark!

Mr. Money Mustache wrote why Early Retirement is an Impossible Dream for Most. I think the minority is definitely growing from the amount of early retirement/financial independence blogs I read regularly.

Will reminds me why Your Net Worth Shouldn’t Matter when it comes to spending. A dollar spent by a millionaire is the same as a dollar spent by someone who’s living pay cheque to pay cheque.

Barry at Money We Have wrote about Peer-To-Peer Lending Comes to Canada. I’ve read lots about P2P lending in the states but haven’t discovered any here in Canada. This could be a game changer when it comes to increase our passive income stream. I need to spend some time doing more investigation.


Have a great weekend everyone. Go Canucks go!


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