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January 2015 Dividend Income Update – Milestone moment

Welcome to my first dividend income update for 2015.  For those of you new to these posts on my site, every month I discuss my approach to investing using dividend paying stocks and low-cost Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and how reinvesting the dividends and distributions paid from these investments is  helping me reach financial freedom. Where has the time gone? Hard to believe but it was almost seven years ago when I decided to start my first full dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP) with Enbridge.  Among other reasons I chose Enbridge (ENB) for ...

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There are worse problems to have in retirement

As RRSP season starts ramping up I’m thinking you and I are going to be seeing a number of RRSP related articles, seeing a number RRSP season TV ads and listening to a number RRSP season radio spots.  This is a good thing, for the most part.  What I mean is as the annual RRSP contribution deadline approaches for the 2014 tax year it’s worth considering how much more money you can realistically sock away.  Besides, financial institutions need your money don’t you know… It’s hard to pass up the two great benefits of the RRSP account: A ...

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Weekend Reading – Cool videos, decisions, anniversaries, buys and more

Welcome to some fine Weekend Reading folks. Winter in Canada got you down yet?  I know I’m ready to wave the white flag.  We continue to get snow in Ottawa amidst -25 degree Celsius weather.  Good times if you’re a polar bear.  Bad news if you want to see spring like I do.  I hope it comes soon. Earlier this week I answered a few reader questions about how to start investing and I proceeded to answer a few more questions about my monthly dividend income updates.  Speaking of the latter I need to post January’s income update ...

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Reader Questions – Monthly Dividend Income Updates

For the last few years on my site I’ve posted monthly dividend income updates like these. From these articles I receive a number of emails and questions from readers regarding my DIY approach to saving and investing. Today’s post will tackle a few of those so let’s get into it. I’ve been reading these updates and it seems the income is going up every month.  Is this all because of reinvested dividends and distributions or you are making new investments as well? Great question. Yes and yes. The income is on the rise largely ...

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Reader Question – Just Starting Out – Help Needed

In the My Own Advisor inbox recently I got some emails from readers about just starting their investing journey. Thanks for your emails folks, keep them coming. Today’s post will offer some perspectives on a few of those questions sent my way and I’ll provide some answers based on my experiences with saving and investing. On just starting out…when should I invest, in what, where to start investing? Reader: I did a bunch of research and it seemed the best choice for having a starting amount of approximately $15k was to start with ...

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