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…

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…