Weekend Reading – BC Long weekend edition


I’m back from my week long vacation in the Okanagan with boxes and boxes of apricots, cherries, and peaches. We kinda went crazy with the fruit purchase. Next up, baking and eating! 🙂

Before leaving for the trip, I didn’t manage to schedule any articles, hence for a long posting gap. I have to say though, it was great not having a laptop while on vacation and just be cut off from the daily technology routines.

Here are some articles that I came across that I really enjoyed reading.

Mr. Money Mustache said we need to make space for badassity.

Dividend Growth Investor explained how to become a successful dividend investor.

Steve wrote a simple no-BS article on how to master your blog’s SEO.

Mark pointed out the changes in the new Canada Child Benefit.

Bert highlighted 5 methods for earning income online while traveling.

Kobe Bryant wrote a letter to his 17-year-old self on how he should invest not give.

Maggie said that they’re early retirement frauds.

Mr. Firestation wrote about his stock option failure

Eat the Financial Elephant highlighted their ultra-safe early retirement plan.

J. Money shared a spreadsheet on when you can retire (and also how long you have until death).

Not financial related but this is a game-changing technology – University of Illinois have engineered a solar cell that cheaply and efficiently converts carbon dioxide directly into usable hydrocarbon fuel, using only sunlight for energy.

I’m still on vacation next week but will be spending my time at home… we’ll get back to somewhat regular posting next week. I promise!

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  • Reply
    German Korb
    July 30, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Great list of articles. I will read some. Thanks for sharing!

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      August 1, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      No problem, hope you had a great weekend.

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    Dividend Growth Investor
    July 30, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Thank you for sharing Tawcan! This is a great list of diverse resources to dig through this weekend.

    • Reply
      August 1, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      Hope you had a great weekend DGI.

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    July 31, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Love the Kobe letter to self. I think many of us would be writing something very similar.

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      August 1, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      It was a great letter for sure.

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    Finance Solver
    July 31, 2016 at 9:39 am

    I’ve been really busy as well cause setting up meetings for work after work hours and socializing with my coworkers have been stressful / time consuming. Just have to grind and put in the hours and it should get better once we get used to the schedule.

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    July 31, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Thanks for including our fraudulent lifestyle in your list! 🙂 I also really enjoyed Kobe’s letter. It made me sad for him, though. Welcome back from vacation!

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      August 1, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      It’s always interesting to read financial advice from professional athletes.

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    August 1, 2016 at 3:30 am

    Thanks for the mention on the list! Hope you had a great trip. Any climbing/hiking?

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      August 1, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      We did a bit of walking around, tough to go climbing/hiking with little kids.

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    Dividend Diplomats
    August 1, 2016 at 5:32 am

    Thanks for adding my article to the list Tawcan! Much appreciated.

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