Welcome to our latest edition of weekend reading. We’ve got a busy week ahead, with a Calgary meet-up at the new Tangerine cafe on 17th Avenue, the Canadian Financial Summit (where you can learn more about my four-minute investment portfolio), and a Twitter chat about TFSAs. In addition, I’ll have a new Toronto Star article out Monday about the growing issue of senior debt – a great collaboration with insolvency counsellor Scott Terrio (who you all should be following on Twitter).

Weekend Reading: Calgary Meet-Up Edition

Calgary Meet-Up at the New Tangerine Cafe

Tangerine is hosting a grand opening at its new Café location on 17th Avenue SW in Calgary and I’ll be there too! The grand opening offers a chance for all those interested to check out the stunning new facility and location. The festivities will also include refreshments, snacks and free giveaways – plus the chance to meet your favourite money blogger!

Tangerine Calgary Café Grand Opening
• When: Thursday, September 14th, 2017 from 1-5 p.m.
• Where: 1002 17th Ave. SW

I’ll be there from 3:30pm – 5:00pm so please feel free to stop by and say hello.

Canadian Financial Summit

The Canadian Financial Summit will kick off with a live webinar on September 13th, followed by 25+ terrific interviews from Canada’s leading experts on personal finance and investing. Claim your free ticket and watch all your favourite bloggers and financial personalities starting September 14th and running through until the 16th.

Hear about my four-minute investment portfolio on September 15th.

BMO #InvestSmart TFSA Twitter Chat

I’ll be joining other personal finance bloggers and influencers on Twitter Thursday September 14th at 8pm EST for the BMO #InvestSmart Twitter chat. A Tax-Free Savings Account is one of the best savings tools we can use and we’ll be chatting about how best to use your TFSA to achieve your savings goals. Join us for the chat and you’ll have a chance to win some of the $600 in prizes we’re giving away.

BMO #InvestSmart TFSA Twitter Chat

This Week’s Recap:

On Monday I wrote about the five keys to becoming financially free.

On Wednesday Marie started a new wealth building series and opened with what you need to know about investing in mutual funds.

Weekend Reading:

Most people blow 70% of their money on these three things – and cutting back could be the key to retiring much earlier.

Credit monitoring company Equifax was hacked this week – a massive cyber attack that affected 143 million Americans and an unknown number of Canadians. Here’s what to do if you fear your credit report has been hacked.

A Vancouver blogger (5 kids, 1 condo) made headlines when he was ordered to stop allowing his young children to take the city bus without parent supervision.

It’s human nature to leave even the most important things to the last minute, but Millionaire Teacher Andrew Hallam says procrastinating is crazy when it comes to saving for retirement.

Steadyhand’s Tom Bradley writes that investing is a long game, but picking the right starting point can make all the difference.

While that may be true, PWL Capital’s Benjamin Felix correctly argues why now is always the best time to invest:

A Wealth of Common Sense blogger Ben Carlson with a terrific compilation of 36 obvious investment truths. My favourite:

“23. There is no signal known to man that can consistently get you out right before the market falls and get you back in right before it rises again.”

Research shows that how we choose to spend our money can increase our happiness.

With automation on the horizon and globalization increasing inequality, more and more experts – including economic Nobel prize winners – are advocating for a universal basic income.

It’s never too late – My Own Advisor blogger Mark Seed offers six ways to get your financial act together.

Refinancing your mortgage? Expert Rob McLister (and others) offer some tips to help you save big.

Des Odjick explains how to find a cheap cell phone plan in Canada (they do exist!).

Finally, read about one of the more ridiculous “tech” business ideas ever – Juicero Inc. – a start-up that raised more than $100 million and sold its juicer machine for $700 before Bloomberg reported that the company’s juice packets could simply be squeezed by hand. Oof.

Have a great weekend everyone!


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