Managing my LIRA I could be writing about Italy’s former national currency before the euro took over and what remains the national currency for Turkey, but that’s another post better served by currency analysts. What I’m writing about today is…

Starting the dividend reinvestment process as My Own Advisor a few years ago was a little daunting. Not that I didn’t want to or couldn’t become My Own Advisor, but I didn’t want to make big financial mistakes in the…

As you might be aware, to diversify my investments, last month I worked through a five-part series that discussed which of the big three telecommunications companies (Bell, Rogers or Telus) I should invest in. Nothing against you Shaw, but I…

For Christmas 2008, my girlfriend now wife got me a great gift, she purchased “The Snowball” for me. For those who don’t know about this book, “The Snowball” is an 800-page plus memoir about Warren Buffett. In this book, Buffett…

Almost two years ago, I decided to start my first full DRIP with Enbridge. I choose Enbridge (ENB) after coming home from work one day, getting the mail, and opening my monthly invoice from them. After reading my invoice more…

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…