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Five Year Plan Milestone Achieved: Truck Paid Off

There are many paths to achieving financial independence. The FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early) community advocates spending far less than one earns in order to put the difference into investments that churn off regular cash flow. This genre has been a great source of wisdom to help me push...
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August 2018 Portfolio Update

As usual, August was a slow month for income received. All the same, I managed to make some nice maneuvers within my portfolio which I believe were good moves overall. I bought some quality stock while selling out of a speculative position. CAD Dividends Dividend Summary August has...
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July 2018 Portfolio Update

Heading into the second half of 2018, I decided it was time to pull the trigger on some stocks, each representing solid dividend yields which will pump up my returns going forward. As for my income received this month, I’ve hit another monthly record. CAD Dividends Dividend Summary...
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Q2 2018 Dividend Report

The dividends have continued pouring in for another quarter. I’ve again stayed on track with a steady investing cadence, making five stock purchases over the past three months. CAD Dividends USD Dividends Dividend Summary The second quarter has shown grand totals of $828.49 CAD and $83.89 USD. Coming...
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June 2018 Portfolio Update

June is a great month. It’s the one where the weather truly warms up and it’s possible to take advantage of some great days on patios with friends. On the portfolio front, I did find some mild opportunity for getting some investing in. Every dollar counts, so it’s...
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May 2018 Portfolio Update

Although a relatively quiet month on the dividend front, May brought with it the departure of Jean Coutu from my portfolio. Given that I picked up my first shares of the company back in late 2014, I find myself a reluctant recipient of the proceeds of the sale....
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April 2018 Portfolio Update

Another month behind us and another month of awaiting investment opportunities. All the same, this was a strong period for dividend income earned, so there’s some solace to be found in that. Besides, my portfolio isn’t designed for constant activity; not needing to be constantly making moves is...
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March 2018 Portfolio Update

With the market remaining strong, this seemed a good month to sit back and take measure. I was fortunate in this period to get some positive news on the note of dividend increases. These always come as positive developments and are the secret sauce to the dividend growth...
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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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February 2018 Portfolio Update

February tends to be a slow month for dividends. Based on the timing of payments, I earn disproportionately less through this wintry period. All the same, every dollar earned and reinvested keeps the progress going. CAD Dividends Dividend Summary My dividend income for the month of February amounts...
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