I don’t like debt. It doesn’t consume me but I do think about it often enough.  I guess that makes me an oddball or at least a little bit paranoid because I read articles everyday in the Globe & Mail and…

In some recent Globe & Mail “Invest Like a Legend” articles, I found both Bob Taterrsall’s and Stephen Jarislowsky’s approaches.  For Tattersall, what I found revealing but maybe not surprising was his no-nonsense approach to equities. The co-founder of the…

My view on debt The more I write about personal finance, investing and my financial independence journey, the more aware I become of this: I hate debt. But, it seems like an necessary evil to help get ahead. Let me…

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…