Why I Chose Passive Investing

This post is by a passionate reader of My Own Advisor who recently started her own blog. I became interested in investing after I got my first pay cheque after college. I was lucky that my parents paid for my…
Indexing 101

First My Own Advisor reader:  “Great site, but I don’t know what you mean by indexing?” Me:  I should write a post on that. Second My Own Advisor reader:  “Hi Mark, I found this article interesting and while unable to…
Is it worth it being a Boglehead?

Over the last few weeks, there were some opposing views about index investing written in the Globe and Mail.  In a column entitled Can a Boglehead Approach to Investing Work? the following was written: “Those who like the idea of…

Thanks to an invite from local bloggers, I had the pleasure of listening to Larry Swedroe speak earlier this week, discussing the numerous merits of passive investing. For those who don’t know much about Larry, he is the Principal and…

Recently, I read the world’s largest mutual fund company, Vangaurd Group Inc., is finally making the move north to Canada.   In my opinion, this is great news for the do-it-yourself (DIY) investor. While Canadians have for some time, been able…

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…