Weekend Reading – Where is the sun edition

It has been stormy here in Vancouver the last few weeks. We encountered 3 major storms and as a result, faced a lot of rains and powerful gusts of wind. But when everything cleared, we saw fabulous sunsets and beautiful double rainbows. Looks like we will see more rains next week. Since I’m going on a business trip to San Francisco/San Jose for a few days, hopefully I will get a few days of sun next week.

Have you entered the Victory Lap Retirement book contest for your chance to win a copy of the book? Are you selling stocks and holding on cash because the impending bear market? If you have the choice today, would you forgo kids to become financially independent faster? I would love to hear what you think. 🙂

Here are some great articles that I enjoyed reading lately:

Des wrote about How much it cost her to wear the same thing every day for the last 18 months.

Retire Before Dad questioned If it’s worth it to move to achieve financial independence.

Jim from WalletHacks.com wrote about What they don’t tell yo about retiring early.

Mr. FireStation asked Stop saving, start spending in retirement?

Dividend Growth Investor wondered Can Apple become a dividend growth stock.

Robb proclaimed that RRSPs are not a scam.

Maggie provided A few ways to say no to spending money and still be cool. 

Jeremy tallied up the Cost of their 4 moths trip in Europe.

Jason (aka Dividend Mantra, now Mr. Free at 33) wrote about The hedonistic treadmill and financial freedom.

Mr. Tako explained How to overcome frugal fatigue.

Mark stated that we need to Learn to live with stocks.

Joe asked Do you need life insurance after financial independence?

Mr. SLM shared some Thoughts on timing the market. 

Have a great weekend everyone!


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  • Reply
    Dividend Growth Investor
    October 21, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Thank you for the mention Mr Tawcan!

    Sorry to hear weather is not so good in Vancouver. I hope it gets better. And hope your trips are not too bad.

    Hope you have a nice weekend with the family!


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    Jason Fieber
    October 21, 2016 at 1:08 pm


    Thanks for including me in the weekend reading roundup. Much appreciated!

    The PAC NW is a beautiful place to live, although the lack of sunshine for more than half the year is one of the major drawbacks. Add in some major storms like you guys have been getting, and that just makes it worse. But you get those absolutely stunning summers that makes up for a lot of it.

    Have a great weekend!


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    Mrs Groovy
    October 21, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing these articles. I’ve read some but need to catch up on the rest. What a spectacular photo of the double rainbows! Only once have a seen a rainbow as pronounced as the one in the foreground, but never a double. Have a safe trip to SF.

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    Dividends Down Under
    October 21, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Thanks for the update of your reading Tawcan 🙂 Some good ones in there.


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    Mr. Tako @ Mr. Tako Escapes
    October 22, 2016 at 12:38 am

    Thanks for the mention Tawcan! Love that double rainbow photo! Stay dry…looks like it’s going to be a very wet fall in the PNW.

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    Mr Defined Sight
    October 22, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Love the photography Tawcan! Looks like a nice weekend for us in the upper Midwest. Thanks for sharing those links, some of my very favorite bloggers mentioned.

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    October 22, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Nice shot of the double rainbow, Tawcan. Thanks for the very informative articles!

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    October 24, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Some of these look quite interesting, thanks for putting the list together!

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