To diversify my investments, I’ve been thinking about adding a telecommunications company (telco) to my portfolio, namely, one or more of the “big three”. Most personal finance and investing gurus have advocated this in some shape or form since holding…

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…