Here are my posts for the past two weeks:
Giveaway – Let’s Get Blunt about Your Financial Affairs
Here are some short takes and some weekend reading:
Jason Zweig brilliantly explains why it is important for investors to stop caring about the future of stocks. One good quote: “One functional definition of a bear market is that it is simply a period that separates the people who don’t care from those who merely say they don’t.”
Preet Banerjee uses one of his great Drawing Conclusions videos to explain when credit card reward programs aren’t rewarding.
Frugal Trader at Million Dollar Journey shares his letter to his wife explaining how the family finances are organized in case he dies and his wife has to take over. Having seen some family members who handled their family’s finances pass away over the years, I can certainly see the value in leaving behind detailed explanations of how the family money works.
Big Cajun Man came to the realization that his biggest purchase in life was not his house.
The Blunt Bean Counter has a guest expert explaining the top reasons why people and corporations get audited by CRA related to GST and HST.
Boomer and Echo explains why he dumped his dividend stocks in favour of a simple indexed portfolio. His investing path mirrors mine quite closely except that it took me 12 years to figure out that I shouldn’t be picking stocks instead of only 5 years.
My Own Advisor is encouraged by analyses saying we may not need as much savings as some experts say to retire comfortably, but gets stuck on the requirement to work until age 65. That sounds tough for me too.