2016 Predictions Summer Update

I enjoy predictions, I treat them as entertainment.  I had some fun with my 2015 predictions and I actually got a few of them right. Many months ago I predicted the financial markets would be a wild ride in 2016. …
Canada Child Benefit (CCB) 101

This month, the new Canada Child Benefit (CCB) replaced the old Canada Child Tax Benefit, including the National Child Benefit Supplement and the Universal Child Care Benefit.  Today’s post will explore the essentials of this program.  First up, some information…
2016 Financial Goals – July Update

Welcome to my second financial goals update for 2016. I’ve always liked this napkin-drawing from Carl Richards because it’s very true. All plans in life are basically a set of assumptions.  This makes planning in our lives important for two…
Stop obsessing over net worth

Stop obsessing over net worth Net worth is one of the most widely used metrics to report financial progress.  This calculation is commonly used in part because it’s a simple and easy metric to understand and apply: Net worth =…
June 2016 Dividend Income Update

Over the last few years on my site I’ve posted monthly dividend income updates like these.  Every now and then from these articles I receive a few questions from readers regarding my DIY approach to saving and investing – using primarily…