A fews weeks ago I returned home from a golf vacation, a “boys vacation” in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  The vacation was great; great friends, great accommodations, great fun even if the golf game was lacklustre.  Ottawa to Myrtle Beach (and back…

Well, it’s been a busy month folks.  No major transactions to report but there was lots of work accomplished around the house!   Ah well.   If I’m not making big financial gains at least some progress is being made elsewhere in my life! Actually, that’s not entirely…

Some of my close friends like to joke that my management position at a national not-for-profit organization is not stressful. I think they’re joking. I hope they’re joking 🙂 My job, like most jobs, has stress, sometimes lots of it. Short-term…

Hi Everyone!  Well, I’ve finally made the move…to my own site. Yup, you can now read My Own Advisor at myownadvisor.ca. While I expect some challenges and glitches over the coming weeks, I hope you’ll be patient with me. If you’ve…

Why become a DIY investor? I’m back from vacation folks…now back to the world of personal finance and investing… In recent decades, the financial world has changed. With the click of a mouse, you can buy or sell pretty much…

I don’t know about you, but I believe the cost of energy and other essential services are only moving in one direction.  For example, we’re paying over $100 per month in Enbridge gas bills right now.  What will the cost of…