10 ways to master your money

10 ways to master your money Regardless if we’re talking personal finances, I believe true success usually comes from taking meaningful action and simply trying again and again. Lessons don’t always stick unless you make a few missteps along the…
The six phases of financial independence

The six phases of financial independence I’ve recently updated this post to include more links to related content. I hope you enjoy it.  The term “financial independence” has many meanings to many people. To some, it means not working at…
The emotional side of early retirement

The emotional side of early retirement Some say there is a ‘darkside’ to early retirement. Best think twice before retirement. Be careful what you wish for – they say! On and on and on… But maybe some of these warnings…
Financial Independence Update – April 2021

Financial Independence Update – April 2021 Realizing financial independence can be hard. Yes, there are posts out there related to some shockingly simple math behind early retirement but let’s face it – it takes years of saving and investing hard work…
January 2021 Dividend Income Update

January 2021 Dividend Income Update Welcome to my first dividend income update for 2021! For those of you new to these posts on my site, for many years now, every month I discuss our approach to investing using Canadian dividend…
November 2020 Dividend Income Update

November 2020 Dividend Income Update It’s been quite the investing year. Dividend increases, cuts, and the recent Canadian big-bank dividend freeze announcement just to name a few. Looking bigger picture, back to March 2020, I couldn’t image this is where…