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…

According to a Scotiabank survey released today, of those Canadians who plan to retire, 69% plan to work during retirement, mostly to keep mentally and socially active. However, the study goes on to state that 38% expect to work after…

Phew, we made it. We moved! After a whirlwind 8 weeks of finding a new home, making an offer, getting the purchase offer accepted, completing home inspections (including well and septic inspections), listing our old home, showing that home, getting an offer for…

They continue to impress and reward investors. Fortis Board of Directors recently announced their 2011 Q1 dividend will increase by 3.6%. The common share dividend will be bumped to $0.29 per share from $0.28 payable to shareholders on March 1,…

Who they are: It’s a well-known, established Canadian dividend-payer in the energy sector, generating primarily electricity and making sure that electricity gets to their customers. A bit more details from the Emera website: “With strategic energy services and infrastructure that…