“Every goal, every action, every thought, every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known, is an attempt to increase one’s level of peace of mind.” – Sydney Madwed, poet for the business world. Goals are good but…

Creating a common sense investment plan Certified Financial Analyst Ben Carlson may be a relative newcomer to the personal finance blogosphere but Ben has some great, time-tested advice in a short ebook he recently released that’s worth checking out.  In…
My Dumbass Financial Moves

My Dumbass Financial Moves I spend a lot of time on My Own Advisor sharing what’s working in my financial plan and how incremental money management changes are moving me forward towards my goals each month. Making my savings automatic,…

Recently via the TSI Network, I received some news about Algonquin Power (AQN), a company I’ve considered adding more of to my growing dividend income portfolio. Today’s post will provide an overview of this utility company to see if it…

Readers of My Own Advisor know I’m a big fan of companies that reward shareholders with dividends. And why not love dividends?  Although I use a few indexed products in my investment portfolio, getting paid on a consistent basis from…
Is it worth it being a Boglehead?

Over the last few weeks, there were some opposing views about index investing written in the Globe and Mail.  In a column entitled Can a Boglehead Approach to Investing Work? the following was written: “Those who like the idea of…
Money Talks Book Review

Thanks to a friend, the talented editor of the book in fact, I was handed a copy of Money Talks – Lessons from Canada’s Wealthiest by author Sam Sivarajan.  Sam has extensive experience in the investment banking industry and has…