Last month, I wrote the following:  the ebbs and flows of the market don’t faze me much.  While economic uncertainty will always be on the horizon, I had to chuckle when I read a recent article on the iShares website.   Overall, a very good…

My favourite Canadian bond ETFs I said last week:  while dividend-investing takes some time and effort, investing in some ETF products in my opinion, does not.   For today’s post, I thought I would share some of my favourite Canadian bond ETFs. Why…

While dividend-investing takes some time and effort, investing in some ETF products in my opinion, does not. In fact, I bet you can construct the Canadian equity portion of your portfolio with relative ease.   This post, will hopefully help you do just that.…

Based on an article I read recently in the Seattle Times, it sounds like some of Silicon Valley’s young tech phenoms aren’t spending their millions on sexy fast cars or big houses.   In fact, a few of these multi-millionaire hot…
Why I drive an 11-year-old car

For years, I’ve owned my Mazda.   It has no power windows.  It has no power locks.  It has no cruise control or toys like a sunroof.  It has no multi-disc CD player, let alone an MP3 port or iPod docking station. …

To quote the late, great Dr. W. Edwards Deming, arguably the world’s most famous quality management consultant, “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you are doing.”   What a great quote, because there is so much…

Throughout the investment industry, Stephen Jarislowsky needs little introduction. Jarislowsky is the 80-something co-founder of the money management firm Jarislowsky Fraser, one of Canada’s most respected financial firms.  They manage pension funds, corporate and private investment portfolios primarily in North…