Investors hear plenty about asset allocation and asset diversification but in my opinion not so much about asset location. Why is that? Is it often overlooked? I know I used to, but no longer, and here’s why… Asset location refers…

In last month’s dividend income update, I said the following: “We might add more to our BNS position, maybe another $50 or $100 if we can but even if we don’t, I bet our dividend income will increase again –…

One recent article I read said the key to avoiding another recession rests with stabilized U.S. housing prices. Another article says we’re on the verge of a housing bubble in Canada. One day, Canada’s oil sands are doomed because of…

Earlier this year, I made a small purchase of H&R Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) for half of my 2010 TFSA contribution. I don’t normally watch my TFSA investments, but after casually looking at where HR.UN is today, I must…

  I don’t know where the time went, but this week flew by! Sometimes shorter work weeks have that effect… Unfortunately, I’m still feeling under the weather but this downtime has had some upside, I managed to read a few…

Some time ago I wrote about my LIRA.  No, not some Turkish currency I have lying around the house, but my Locked-In Retirement Account (LIRA). Recall a LIRA may be better known as a locked-in RRSP. These accounts originate from…

Sounds simple enough…financial freedom…but what does that really mean? I think you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t want it, but what is it, what does it look like or feel like? I certainly don’t know those answers…