Well, it’s that time of year again… But this year more than most I’m actually looking forward to working on our taxes. Why the h@ll would I say that? This year I get to learn something new: how to manage…

This week, I welcome BNS to my DRIP family. I’ve wanted to own BNS for awhile and with the market downturn last week I made a small purchase.  I’ll be setting up my DRIP and OCP within the next few…

Well, I made my REI.UN purchase, but closer to $19/share than today’s close of $18/share. OUCH! Waiting and buying at closer to $18 would have saved me almost $200 or about 5% of my purchase. Alas, a lesson learned: wait…

For the longest time, I’ve been thinking about holding some REITs as a component of my RRSP portfolio. Why? REITs like REI.UN and HR.UN pay a consistent, monthly dividend and are key players in the S&P TSX index. Instead of…

Well, as the title says, we’ve completed one-half of one 2010 financial goal: maximixe TFSAs. We bought XBB and the investment has now settled.  The unit price has already gone up $0.20 since we made our investment but the XBB…

Today, we started the first of many transfers to our TFSAs. We put a small amount into my fiancee’s TFSA, cash, and will save and transfer more money into this account before purchasing securities as the year progresses. Right now,…