Dividends should not only be viewed as a source of passive income but one of the most important signals a company can provide to its shareholders about the company’s financial health.  Just like personal health, financial health is a good thing but some investors don’t care about…

The simple fact is: success breeds success. This is why I firmly believe owning a basket of dividend-paying stocks as part of my overall investment plan is important.   Month after month and quarter after quarter, success is bred by reinvesting…

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…

July 2011 Dividend Income Update Over the last few months, seems like every time I provide my dividend income update, I’m also talking about markets acting like a yo-yo.  200 points up.  400 points down.  100 points up. To be honest, the…

Hard to believe it’s already been a month since my last dividend income update – summer is really flying by! Last month I asked if readers were panicked about the stock market. Some readers, like Jon Evan said “sell in May and go…

Hard to believe it’s already been a month since my last net worth update but alas, here I am. I don’t know where you live in our fabulous country, but it’s been pretty hot in the Capital lately. I wish I…

Well, it’s been a busy month folks.  No major transactions to report but there was lots of work accomplished around the house!   Ah well.   If I’m not making big financial gains at least some progress is being made elsewhere in my life! Actually, that’s not entirely…

I don’t know about you, but I believe the cost of energy and other essential services are only moving in one direction.  For example, we’re paying over $100 per month in Enbridge gas bills right now.  What will the cost of…

In some recent Globe & Mail “Invest Like a Legend” articles, I found both Bob Taterrsall’s and Stephen Jarislowsky’s approaches.  For Tattersall, what I found revealing but maybe not surprising was his no-nonsense approach to equities. The co-founder of the…