While definitions will vary slightly and some are more detailed than others, I define Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) this way: an investment product that acts like a stock but also like a mutual fund that can be bought and sold…

About four months ago, I started personal finance blogging full-tilt and launched this site. As my passion for personal finance has grown; using this site to log my perspectives, opinions and my (do-it-myself) approach to financial independence, I’ve come to appreciate…

A great day indeed…my morning commute to work was almost traffic congestion free; I didn’t spill my coffee; the weather was great, the sun was shining…and it’s the start of a loonngg weekend no less! …But that’s not the only…

Lately, I’ve been thinking a great deal about buying JNJ for my RRSP portfolio, and here’s why: -Great history of paying dividends, -Excellent brand, -Highly diversified, multinational, -Arguably one of the best managed US blue-chip stocks (ever), and -High Canadian…

So, I took the plunge and made a purchase of HR.UN as part of my 2010 TFSA contribution. H&R REIT is a TSX-listed, open-ended Real Estate Investment Trust. HR.UN holds interests in 34 office properties, 118 single-tenant industrial properties, 117…

This week, I welcome BNS to my DRIP family. I’ve wanted to own BNS for awhile and with the market downturn last week I made a small purchase.  I’ll be setting up my DRIP and OCP within the next few…