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Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading – TFSA audits, Top 50 sites, DRIP myths and more

2014 Weekend Reading material is winding down folks…hard to believe it’s mid-December… In case you missed it this week I boldly shared our financial progress here and I thought of some insurance everyone needs to consider. How’s the holiday shopping coming along folks?  Done?  Almost done?  Not even started yet?  I got a few things to pick up but that’s about it.  The internet has certainly been a game-changer for holiday shopping, in our house it has. Onto the articles! Our Big Fat Wallet wondered about CRA ...

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Life Insurance

Insurance everyone needs to consider

Let’s face it.  Life insurance and insurance is general while critical to financial planning is not exactly a sexy topic.  Now that I wrote the word “sexy” maybe I have your attention! Whether you’re young and single, young and married, you have children to put through school, or you’re getting ready to enjoy your empty nest, insurance to protect yourself or your family against a catastrophic loss should already be part of your financial plan.  If not, this post will turn you in the right direction.  Let’s look at some questions ...

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Monthly Dividend Income

November 2014 Dividend Income Update

It’s good to reflect…more on that in a moment. 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 low-cost Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), and how reinvesting the dividends and distributions paid from these holdings are helping us reach financial independence.  You can check out my previous dividend income update here. Now the reflection bit.  Back in January 2014 I wrote this on my site: Thanks to Canadian companies that pay regular dividends and tend ...

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Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading – QE for dummies, JNJ, a millionaire expat and more

Welcome to your Weekend Reading list folks.  Lots of news from dividend stocks this week; some lowlights and highlights: • Canadian Oil Sands (COS) slashed their dividend by 42%. • Enbridge (ENB) increased their dividend by 33%. • Bank of Montreal (BMO) increased their dividend by almost 3%. • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) increased their dividend by 3%. In case you missed it, I wrote about my personal finance ah-ha moments that got some nice praise from my friend and personal finance expert Jim Yih: …and I reviewed John ...

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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 ...

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