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Existential Meaning – Find It and be a Better Investor

We live in a consumer society. The reality we face is a continuous barrage of ads, all trying to strike some Pavlovian trigger ingrained in our psyche. These messages are carefully tailored based on the marketing machines of massive, global, multi-billion dollar corporations. Chief among these messages rings...
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Mental Models – How to Use them in Everyday Life

Developing sound approaches to problem solving is the simplest way to improve life outcomes. Effective choices stem from well-developed, pragmatic mental models that go deeper than the surface layer. The best problem solvers recognize that a toolbox requires more than just a hammer. Why? Not every problem is...
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Berkshire Hathaway Pilgrimage: Journey to Omaha

Warren Buffett is regarded by many investors to be the greatest investor of all time. From humble beginnings, he has been able to build one of the largest and most stable holding companies in the world; at the time of writing, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) trades with a...
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Proverbs 17:17

I am inspired by few things. I’m not the sort of person who needs a pump-up song to get things done or feel motivated. I have always believed that a person should be internally motivated. I have always believed that each of us are–or should be–driven by our...
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Five Boxing Principles That Made Me a Better Investor

Boxing Gloves
I grew up in a very male-dominant household. My father is self-employed and has been from a young age, having made his own way with an asphalt paving business. The only movies I ever remember him watching were morally driven, real-justice-wins-in-the-end sorts. The kind with guys like Clint...
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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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