Monthly Archives

August 2017

  • Why I don’t invest using margin

    As you may know, we only invest with money that we have. We don’t borrow to invest, meaning we are not utilizing Smith Maneuver or trading on margin. Why don’t I invest…

  • Coaching service now available

    Several readers have reach out to me via email about coaching on personal finance, investing, and financial independence related topics. While I have tried to answer questions via email, most of…

  • Random Thoughts

    Here are some random thoughts that I typed up quickly while on the plane heading down to the US… they are very RAW.   I am terribly sad and feel sick…

  • Dividend Income – July 2017 Update

    Wow where did July go? Between having fun at work, looking running after the kids, tending the garden & yard, and enjoying the summer, July just slipped by. Baby T2.0 is waking…

  • Weekend Reading – Where’s blue sky edition

    The last few days we haven’t seen blue sky in the Lower Mainland/Metro Vancouver. Instead, we get hazy, smoky sky across the Lower Mainland thanks to all the wildfires. The sun…

  • How financially sound are you?

    Although we own 6 Canadian banking stocks,we use Coast Capital Savings for our day-to-day banking. We are happy Coast Capital Savings customers. The other day I got a letter from Coast Capital…