First, let’s start with the refreshing news: On February 17, 2011, Coca-Cola Board of Directors approved and announced the company’s 49th consecutive annual dividend increase, raising the quarterly dividend 7% from $0.44 to $0.47 per common share.  From the press release,…

Inspired by other posts I pursued my own credit report recently.  I completed the requisite form and mailed my information to Equifax: • Name and current address • Previous address(es) within the last 5 years • DOB • Name and last…

January 2011 Dividend Income Update One of the best things about blogging is the opportunity to share perspectives, opinions, knowledge and expertise.  I’ve said it before; there are some very bright DIY investors out there.  It’s great to tap into…
The Single Best Investment Book Review

The Single Best Investment If you’ve ever wanted to go into the mind of a professional money manager and learn a bit about what makes them tick, I suggest you read The Single Best Investment.  If you want to learn…

2011 Personal Finance Goals Last year was the first year I set some personal finance and investing goals in “black and white”.  Now, I’m going to put them on my blog going-forward. In years past, while I set financial goals,…

December 2010 Dividend Income Update Last month, shareholders (like me) of Enbridge were given another reason to be happy for the holidays:  the Calgary-based pipeline giant said it would increase its dividend by 15% to $0.49 per share, payable on…