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Perspective

Life is a balancing act between extremes. We learn from the time we’re children the differences between cold and hot, low and high, and so on. This is a necessary step in our education as it would otherwise be impossible to recognize or define tepid or middle without...
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Portfolio Review: Dividend Yields on Cost

The key to successful investing is ensuring the money you have set aside is working hard for you. Whether you’re trying to buy low to sell high or whether you have adopted a cash flow driven strategy, the goal is to wind up with more money than you...
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TD Bank: Doubling My Dividend Yield On Cost

As a dividend growth investor, the most important figure I track on an annual basis is whether my overall level of passive income has risen. While capital gains can prove fickle, particularly over short spans of time, dividend growth is driven as a direct result of business prospects...
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Working On Your Dream

“Youth is wasted on the young.” – George Bernard Shaw The older I get, the more I notice changing seasons. When we’re young we truly take for granted that our lifespan will continue on forever. There will always be tomorrow to finish what we left undone today. There...
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Have You Finished Your Christmas Shopping?

We’ve all heard the question. Getting this close to the holiday season means being bombarded with questions from family, friends, and even downright strangers regarding our spending habits. Everyone wants to know whether you’re giving or whether you’re Scrooge. There is no in between for so many. How...
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Five Year Plan

My journey to financial independence can be traced back roughly to the year 2006. To my best recollection I was around 19 when I first stumbled across the book, Guide To Getting Rich by Robert Kiyosaki. It is one of Kiyosaki’s lesser-known titles and certainly far less heralded...
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Elevate Your Standards

One of the ways we experience life is to compare ourselves with those around us. While it is never a good idea to do so jealously, I believe it is important to observe the behaviours of the people around us. It is one way to see whether their...
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The Eternal Optimism of Investing

Why do people invest? Why do we set aside money that we could be using today for any other purpose? What drives us to forego present benefit for some esoteric version of what the future might hold? The answer is simple: To invest implies an eternal optimism. The...
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Make Life Easy

I’m an avid movie-watcher. I like pretty much any genre with a slight exception for horror (I’m not big on the jumpiness). Over the past decade I’ve enjoyed the resurgence in superhero flicks as many big-name franchises have received the reboot to great effect. Recently, while watching “Man...
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