Income Needs and Wants in Retirement

Income Needs and Wants in Retirement Some time ago on this site I wrote one of the biggest retirement questions is: how much is enough? What might be our income sources, needs and wants in retirement? The answer to such…
The economics of your dishwasher

I was on Canadian Money Forum the other day and this thread that would not normally catch my attention, well, caught my eye: Dishwasher detergent, cost per wash The thread went on to describe or at least try and quantify…
Still discouraged about retirement

Some time ago, MoneySense Magazine chatted with actuary and pension guru Malcolm Hamilton about retirement. In the article Hamilton stated the following: “I was cautious and now have more than I need. I have no good use for the money,…
December 2014 Dividend Income Update

Welcome to my final dividend income update for 2014.  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 Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), and how…
Transitioning out of the workforce

I read a few articles in recent weeks that discussed some ideas to transition away from “working life” and into “retirement life”.   Here’s my take on where I think we’re headed on a few subjects regarding that transition down the…
2015 Financial Predictions

For the last couple of years, just for kicks, I made some financial predictions.   Looking into my cloudy crystal ball, here is what I think might happen in 2015 on the financial front: The Dow Jones Industrial Average will finish…