Over the last couple of weeks as part of my Weekend Reading posts, I’ve mentioned the Canadian Personal Finance Conference (CPFC).  The 2012 edition was held in Toronto this past weekend and to sum up the event in a few…
DIY Investor Profile – Robert Gibb

Robert Gibb is a Victoria-based Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) investor who has been investing in dividend paying stocks for years.  My Own Advisor recently contacted this seasoned do-it-yourself (DIY) investor to answer a few questions about investing in stocks, his…

How I Save Money on Auto Insurance Similar to the work I do every year when I make my annual phone call to the customer retention department at my favourite telecommunications company, I also review my auto insurance policy every…

Canada’s banks were cautioning investors for some time about a slowdown in profits.  I really don’t know why.  In this third-quarter alone, the country’s big six banks earned over $8 billion.  It was thanks to those earnings, they decided to…