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Weekend Reading #3

One of the greatest assets we have as investors is one another. Sharing information and learning from the collective wisdom of the entire community is how we can gain the best leverage to succeed in life. My own growth trajectory was heavily influenced not just by the physical...
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Weekend Reading #2

One of the great joys of the Internet is being able to connect with and learn from other people from around the world. Much of my dividend growth investing strategy has been influenced by reading other bloggers and authors and then taking what I’ve learned to create my...
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Compound Interest

When an investor makes a loan, they typically expect the recipient to pay interest to compensate for use of the money. So, on a loan of $200 with an interest rate of 10%, the investor would be paid $20 of interest. As much as receiving 10% on a...
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2016 Goals

Having just completed my review of 2015, it is time to leave the past twelve months and project ahead for the dozen to come. Rick will be providing his goals in a separate article (or I may simply amend this one when he’s got his down on paper)....
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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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Foreign Exchange

As a Canadian living in a border town, discussion surrounding the conversion between CAD and USD is particularly pronounced. A huge number of people in my area go South of the Border to do their groceries where certain products such as dairy are significantly cheaper. This phenomenon has...
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Watchlist For October

I have been preaching quite a bit recently regarding the importance of keeping a watchlist on hand for fire sales in the stock market. With rampant volatility run amok, being prepared with some stocks you’d like to own and knowing the prices you’d like to pay is critical...
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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: $8,000 Invested

I’ve been doing a lot of talking around this site recently regarding the state of the stock market generally. With +2% oscillations coming almost daily, there has been no shortage of headlines to filter through. One of our most trusted rules of investing is that downturns represent opportunities....
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Recent Buy: Bank of Nova Scotia

The recent volatility in the stock market has demonstrated the importance of keeping a watch list of stocks on hand. This way, when equity markets crater downward it is possible to move quickly without needing to go into a full analysis of stocks and potentially miss an opportunity....
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