Weekend reading: salary or dividends, get rewarded to quit smoking, and more

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It was a busy week upgrading parts of the website, including appearance, plugins and under the hood changes. The work will carry over into next week and beyond, but for now, it’s time to enjoy some reading with some of the best blog posts I found this week.

Personal Finance

Blunt Bean Counter tackles the perennial question of whether to take salary or dividends from your private corporation, updated with new tax rates for 2014.

Wisebread lists the 5 most common ways people derail their retirements.

Tackling Our Debt provides some tips on moving into your first place on your own.

Investments

A Wealth Of Common Sense reviews the performance of investments in 2013.

Barry Choi explains with a guest post on the Canadian Personal Finance Blog how he got his mutual fund DSC fees waived.

Steadyhand Funds show you the factors that drive lifetime returns with a simple graph.

Insurance

Here at AAFS Insurance, we explain why you shouldn’t overlook common life insurance riders.

LSM Insurance takes a look at a new kind of insurance policy that rewards people for quitting smoking.

The Canadian reveals common misconceptions surrounding insurance.

Enjoy the weekend, and check back soon for more website updates.