What makes you itch? Weekend reading worth jumping into

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

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We love to read and share – here’s some notable things from the last week covering life, investing, planning, financial literacy for kids and caveman living plus a look at what we were up to this time last year.


David Brooks on reviving the moral debate and the big question – What Is Your Purpose?

Live now and stop fleeing from yourself – Kierkegaard on Our Greatest Source of Unhappiness

How the timeline of our careers are changing – How to find your Encore Career

Henry David Thoreau on Defining Your Own Success


This, to me, is depressing (if advisors are switching investors to seg funds because they then avoid pending disclusore rules, this represents pure evil) – Despite high fees, popularity of segregated funds on the rise

Alexa quoted on Forbes.com! – Retirement Income Passport: Retirement Portfolios From Around The World

Our list of 4 investing books all Canadians should read – Sensible & Concise Investing Books

The bull market is in it’s seventh year and some people are questioning whether it’s time to think about a portfolio change – 6 bad reasons to make changes to your portfolio

Couch Potato advises not to let a market slide get the best of you – Train your investing brain

There’s no shortcut. It’s down to time, diligence & good habits from the start, not luck or know-how – Show This Article To Someone Under 30

I heard all of these on Wall Street – Conflicting Finance Narratives

Market timing strategies are best avoided – Should You Time the Markets When Experts Can’t?

Clear evidence on why diversification is important – Why diversify? This chart shows you why


Are you not taking advantage of the Registered Education Savings Plan and Canadian Education Savings Grant? – Parents Don’t Like Free Government Money

You can increase your TFSA contribution this year – Get over it, with the $10,000 TFSA limit everyone wins

Are Canadians too polite about this too? – Don’t be shy when it comes to talking about fees with your adviser

5 words I like – “free money from the government” – Tax free and free money! Why RESPs are just like TFSAs — only better

Financial literacy for kids

4 Practical Money Skills You MUST Teach Your Children

Caveman Living

How We’re Setting Our Kids Up to Be Fat, Sick, and Unhappy

This time last year

Skipping rocks on Lake Titicaca
Skipping rocks on Lake Titicaca in Peru