“Around the Web” posts are all about sharing articles that I’ve read in the last couple of weeks that I’ve found interesting and/or informative.  This latest instalment of “Around the Web” sorta jumps all over the place, from living full time in an RV to doing your taxes to ETFs. Hope you enjoy!

1.) Why You Should Live in an RV During Your 20s (heathpadgett.com)

I found this article last week while researching the idea of moving into an RV full-time. Although I’m sadly no longer in my 20s, I still thought it was an interesting read. The list of 6 reasons is surprisingly insightful. There’s even a second, longer list if you find the first one lacking.

2.) Should You Do Your Own Taxes (and Why I Don’t) (mrmoneymustache.com)

Tax season is about to start up again, so I thought this article seemed timely. I’ve been doing my taxes for almost 10 years now, and while this article didn’t convince me to hire someone to do my taxes for me this year, it had some interesting points that I thought were good. Also, although the article discusses filling taxes in the US, some of the points translate well to Canadian taxes as well. Definitely an interesting read.

3.) How to Buy Dividend Stocks (moneysense.ca)

It’s a short article, but dividend investing is new to me and I thought the author made some interesting points. It’s geared towards Canadians, but Americans looking to take advantage of our low dollar might want to read it anyway. Also has a list of stock purchase ideas, which might be of interest (however you have to pay to get it).

4.) Off-grid tiny dwelling is inspired by boat design (treehugger.ca)

Those who have been reading my blog know that I’m a sucker for tiny homes. Lately I’ve been leaning more towards buying an RV and living in it, but I still find the Tiny House movement fascinating. This article has some great photos of a house that was inspired by all things boat-related. The only draw back is that it cost a hefty $77k to build, which sort of defeats the purpose of building a tiny home IMO — but the results are undeniably beautiful. If you wanna see another home that cost less than a tenth of that price, check out “Texas couple builds 100sq. ft. tiny home for $7000” from the same website. Definitely cool.

5.) The Vanguard Group (wikipedia.org)

OK, so this isn’t exactly an article, but I thought I’d post this link here since I’ve been hearing a lot about ETFs lately (and various Vanguard Funds). I figured I’d look into it some more when I had some spare time in the future. If you know of any good articles on where to start learning about ETFs, feel free to post them in the comments below – I’d seriously be interested (and I’m sure others would be too).

That’s it for this month’s instalment of “Around the Web”. As always, thanks for reading. Feel free to share your own interesting articles below.

André