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Ten Years From The Market Bottom

My introduction to investing came when I was 18 or 19, so somewhere around late 2005. I serendipitously discovered a display in the Chapters bookstore which had some Robert Kiyosaki titles and I spent the next few hours delving into the basics of a world for which I...
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February 2019 Portfolio Update

As a dividend growth investor (DGI), I am driven to keep track of both my inflows and outflows. Increases in investment income represent one measure to assess whether I am winning or losing the game of money. After spending a full year tracking my dividend income on a...
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Best Books of 2018

As I wrap up 2018 and take a look back on the year that was, I feel compelled to review the best books I read through the year that shaped my thinking. I always read with a pen in my hand as I tend to make notes in...
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What Did TD Bank Do Wrong?

Over the course of the past week, a spotlight has been firmly fixed on the sales practices of Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD). A number of current and former employees have come forward to expose TD for putting excessive amounts of pressure on employees to either meet sales targets or...
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2017 Goals

In my earlier years, I never believed in using the beginning of the year to set goals. I preferred to take things as they come. Since taking an interest in personal finance, however, I’ve learned to appreciate setting milestones. You can’t hit the target if you don’t have...
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2016: Year In Review

Word of the year for 2016: Unbalanced. While I was able to make sizeable gains in terms of cash on the sidelines, I made a limited number of acquisitions. Likewise, while I spent the majority of my productive waking hours at work, I contributed less to this website...
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Election 2016: The Calm After The Storm

As a Canadian intimately interested in the political scene, it is always particularly intriguing to notice how the American presidential run-up is far more closely followed even within our borders than the Canadian election season. This year’s campaigning with the polarizing candidate of Donald Trump took on a...
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I Love Taxes

It seems that just about anyone you speak to hates taxes. Even those who profit directly from providing tax advice hate to pay taxes. How often do we hear, “I’d sell it but I just don’t want to pay the taxes” and other similar refrains? What upside could...
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