Reading List For 2016

Every year I set a goal to read plenty of books. I’ve realized, however, that I haven’t been nearly specific enough about this and as a result tend to read less than I would like to. This year I’ve created a specific reading list that should help me...
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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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Financial Proverbs 2.0

As a lover of books and all things textual, I have been keeping a record of quotes and inspirational snippets throughout my life. Over the past decade as my interest in personal finance has increased, I’ve taken to compiling financial proverbs as well; I find these can be...
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Black Friday Shopping

The American Thanksgiving holiday is known for many things. From a time to gather together as friends and family to enjoy turkey and treats to the full Thursday lineup of NFL football, there is much to look forward to. This also marks one of the largest shopping extravaganzas...
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Activist Investors

It is commonly accepted wisdom that to improve at a given vocation, taking on a mentor who has done it before themselves is a beneficial endeavour. In the absence of a mentor to coach oneself directly, it is likewise advantageous to observe and mimic the behaviour of experts....
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Activity Update, November 2015

It’s been more than two weeks since our last post here on GRB. This marks the longest period of inactivity since we launched the site in July of last year. While we haven’t been idle, we just haven’t had a great chance to post. As a result, I’m...
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Recently Featured

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; the greatest pleasure of maintaining a website has been to collaborate and share with other likeminded investors. We were recently contacted from Jimmy at Dividend Reference to share some tips related to personal finance generally and dividend investing at...
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Liberal Majority Government

Politics in Canada. Hum. There’s usually not a whole lot to report on this front. Canadians are a very easy-going bunch. We don’t make too much noise and generally don’t get together as a group on many issues beyond sports like hockey and the Blue Jays (yes, baseball...
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Introducing The Financial Freedom Dictionary!

The hardest part of learning any new skill is getting started. Time and time again when I am discussing the concept of financial independence with interested parties, they say they feel lost from the outset because they simply have not learned the language. We would like to introduce...
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5 Things To Do In The Morning

A few mornings ago I woke up at 4:30a.m., an hour before my alarm clock. Struggling for a few moments on whether to go back to sleep or make use of the time, I decided to get up and head to the gym. The 24-hour gym we have...
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