My 7 Links Project

7 Links ProjectThanks 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.

Children & Money: Teaching the value of money through allowance.

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 Aristocrats – The Canadian TSX Version

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 Fund or Emergency LOC?

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.

How To Start Dividend Investing With Little Money

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.

Financial Freedom At 45

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.

Dividend Investing With a 10/10 Rule

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.

How To Track Your Dividend Income

Tag Time – The 5 Nominees

I look forward to reading the nominees answers to the 7 links project.

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9 Responses to "My 7 Links Project"

  1. Hey PIE, great to see you took the time to partake in the “7 Links Project” 🙂 WOW man, 239 posts and counting – that’s an achievement, especially for a family guy working full-time and then some! Congratulations once again on the growth of your blog, and the depth in your articles.

    The Dividend Ninja

  2. Great work Passive!

    There is certainly good reason why your blog is one I continue to follow every week, with every post. It’s great!

    Cheers to your continued success on this site and your financial independence journey!

  3. Great set of posts PIE, I was looking forward to it. Especially liked the Emergency fund or LOC and I am definitely an adept of the LOC. I like to inject all of my free cash flow in my mortgage while my indexed RRSP funds are fueled by monthly deductions (matched by my employer).

  4. PIE,

    You have an amazing blog, and you’ve made great progress. I was especially interested in your “emergency fund” post. I didn’t see that one before. I love seeing other views on an emergency fund and what constitutes a proper amount. As you said, it all depends on your own unique circumstances. The “7 Links Project” is pretty cool! Great list of articles!

    Take care.


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