Help! I’m just starting to invest

Help! I’m just starting to invest Should you save? Should you invest? If you invest, what should you invest in? Do you need a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)? What about the Tax Free Savings Account first? Do you need an…
How to spend your tax refund wisely

A great day has arrived; your tax refund is here!   Good on you, because you took advantage of tax credits, you contributed more money to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) and you claimed the GST/HST rebate this year. Now…
25 ways to be a cheapass

I suppose I could have named this list-post 25 ways to save more money but cheapass sounds much better.  Add your favourite ways to be a cheapass in a comment below or Tweet me. Turn off lights when you leave…
Financial advice for my younger self

Inspired by a few reader questions a few weeks ago and reflecting upon some older blogposts, I wondered what financial advice would I tell my younger self?  Here are some things that have crossed my mind… Dear Mark, There is…
March 2014 Dividend Income Update

Welcome to another dividend income update.  For those of you new to these posts on my site, every month I discuss my approach to investing using dividend paying stocks and how reinvesting the dividends paid from the Canadian companies I…
My takeaways from Thinking Fast and Slow

“As we navigate our lives, we normally allow ourselves to be guided by impressions and feelings, and the confidence we have in our intuitive beliefs and preferences is usually justified.  But not always.  We are often confident even when we…