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Newbie Investor Resources – Empowered, with value, like rabbits and more

The My Own Advisor inbox was nearly flooded last month, with reader emails about just starting out on their investing journey.  Again, thanks for your emails folks and keep them coming.  Here are some of my favourite resources, free or for a very small fee, for new investors to check out.  Spending a few bucks now could save you thousands of investing dollars later – so read on. Want to feel empowered? “To ensure a prosperous and financially secure future, we need to understand the potential roadblocks that can prevent us from succeeding. ...
The Global Expats Guide to Investing

The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing – Review and Takeaways

Andrew Hallam, the author of Millionaire Teacher, was kind enough to send me a copy of his latest book The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing last fall.  I finished the book a few weeks ago but have been delinquent in completing my review and posting my favourite takeaways from this book, until now. If you’re an expat, an aspiring expat or you simply want to learn about index investing from this digital nomad you’ve found a good book. Why follow Andrew Hallam’s advice? I’ll let Andrew answer this question largely in his own words… “In ...
The Value of Simple

The Value of Simple Book Review and Giveaway

“Investing can be a scary thing. There are entire TV stations dedicated to the topic, yet for many it’s completely unfamiliar. It can be technical with its own language, and requires a long-term perspective unlike the rest of everyday life. It also looks suspiciously like math in places.” – John Robertson, Author, The Value of Simple. I think John’s comments above are spot-on and The Value of Simple was written specifically to change all that for Canadian investors, to help you get a handle on your investments.  Using The Value of ...
The Empowered Investor

The Empowered Investor Book Review and Giveaway

“To ensure a prosperous and financially secure future, we need to understand the potential roadblocks that can prevent us from succeeding. Knowing the rules of the playing field can save you a lot of headaches down the road – and dramatically improve your odds of future success.” -Keith Matthews, Author, The Empowered Investor. Your Canadian guide to building a better investor experience is here folks. Before the link to this book I want to share with you my takeaways from The Empowered Investor, a book sent to me by the author who is a partner ...
Derek Foster

Catching up with Derek Foster “Canada’s Youngest Retiree”

A few years ago, I got a chance to sit down and chat with Derek Foster, “Canada’s Youngest Retiree”.  Back then Derek shared his thoughts on the stock market, his investment strategy and much more.  I recently caught up with Derek and for this post I decided to playback the things Derek told me then and see what he thinks today.  First up, a quick bio: Derek was born in Ottawa in 1970. He left the proverbial rat race at the age of 34 by using various investing strategies, many he believes any investor can emulate. Derek is a 6-time ...

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