Thanks to my blogger friends My Own Advisor, Beating The Index and Dividend Ninja, I was nominated for the 7 Links Project. The project consists of highlighting 7 posts by answering 7 questions and nominate 5 other bloggers to do the same. The highlighted posts from many bloggers have been quite interesting and I hope you enjoy my answers.
The 7 Links
Your most beautiful post
Definitely the toughest question to answer. A company stock analysis or some compound growth tables doesn’t really fall into the beautiful concept of a post. After going through my post, I am settling on this one.
My kids are definitely important to me and raising them to be financially strong and independent will have to do for a beautiful post. I’d love to hear how you teach the value of money to your children.
Your most popular post popular
That’s an easy one. My Canadian dividend aristocrats post is my highest searched post. Canadians are definitely interested in knowing what companies fit the aristocrat criteria. Interestingly enough, my U.S. version of the dividend aristocrats isn’t all that popular.
Dividend investing has roots in investing in solid blue chip companies. It only makes sense to see a dividend aristocrats post taking the podium here considering the nature of my blog.
Your most controversial post
Not an easy one to find either. I am not all that controversial I must say. However, I do have a post that promotes a separate way of looking at an emergency fund.
Emergency funds tend to be promoted for the rainy days. Not everyone’s rainy day is the same and as you amass more wealth, the purpose should be different as well.
Your most helpful post
By now, my readers know that I DRIP through Computershare and CIBC Mellon and it’s the knowledge I wish I had when I was in my 20s. I must thank Derek Foster and his Lazy Investor book for introducing me to the world of free trading with the Transfer Agents.
A post whose success surprised you
I wasn’t expecting my Freedom Plan to garner the attention it got but I am please with it. I was simply highlighting my goals and plans for a stress free financial life.
A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved
This is a post I thought would generate more discussion. It was new to me and it was an interesting filter on screening investments. In fact, I started looking into dividend growth a lot more. Dividend yield is good but combine it with a regular high dividend growth and you magnify your compound growth.
The post that you are most proud of
After 239 posts, I am going to settle on the post that describes my dividend tracking process. I have had to build a spreadsheet to track my income and my performance. There are so many ways to look at data and no software out there provided me what I needed. As I wanted to track my income and evaluate my performances, I build the spreadsheet described in my post. A popular tool for many dividend investors I have found.