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Weekend Reading – 40,000 pageviews, portfolio updates, goals and more

Welcome to my Weekend Reading roundup folks, and I want to take a quick moment to thank you, the fans for visiting and commenting and contributing: Earlier this week, I made a case for indexing and then I pursued to write about dividend investing with my monthly income update here. Enjoy some of the best articles from the blogopshere below and we’ll chat again next week. FrugalTrader shared an update on his Smith Manoeuvre portfolio. Jason Fieber provided his freedom fund update. Krystal Yee shared some financial goals. Here’s a list of ...

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Dividend Income

July 2014 Dividend Income Update

Welcome to my latest dividend income update. For those of you new to these posts on my site, every month I discuss my approach to investing using Canadian dividend paying stocks and some Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to help reach financial freedom.  There is more to my portfolio beyond these investments but this approach is a big part of it. Outside of a few ETFs in my RRSP, I now own about 30 Canadian dividend paying stocks with no intention of selling any of them in the short-term, including this one that has cost me a few hundred bucks in losses ...

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The Quest for Alpha

A Case for Indexing – The Quest for Alpha

The active versus passive investing debate has been raging for decades, and author Larry Swedroe is certainly not shy about what side of the argument he defends.  In his book, The Quest for Alpha, Swedroe likens the Holy Grail of Christian mythology to alpha in financial management – the ability of money managers to deliver returns above their appropriate risk-adjusted benchmark.  Swedroe goes on to explain how stock selection and market timing combine forces to form an art of active financial management and how this artwork, for the most part, ...

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Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading – Investing success, minimalist principles, risk tolerance and more

Welcome to another Weekend Reading edition.  This week I wrote about some investing truths, 7 ways men and women see retirement differently and my life in a box.  Well, not literally in a box but metaphorically speaking or rather writing about boxes and financial obligations.  Anyhow, just check out the post I hope you enjoy some of my favourite articles from the week that was. See you here next week! Frugal Trader offered some sound advice for investing rookies searching for investing success. SPF wrote about minimalist principles. Dan Bortolotti ...

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Financial Rules

My Life in a Box

During one of our walks around the neighbourhood the other night, my wife and I had a conversation that went something like this: Me: It would be nice to break-free from work eventually wouldn’t it? Her: Yes, and that’s what we’re working towards <pause>, right? Me: Yes, breaking out of the box.  I mean, we live in a box (house), we drive in a box (car), and we work in a box (office cubicle).  Everything is a damn box. Her: When you put it that way, I suppose we do.  So, when are we getting out of the box again? Me: Good question. I ...

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