Five Year Plan, Update #3

It feels like just yesterday that I laid out my Five Year Plan for achieving what I deemed “Semi-Financial Freedom”. At the time I had a general idea of the direction I wanted to go with my investments but felt I lacked structure. As a result, I wasn’t...
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Q4 2018 Dividend Report

I once more managed to purchase investments on five occasions in a single quarter. I’ve really picked up my socks in terms of putting capital to work. The beautiful thing about the dividend growth investing strategy is that purchases made in one quarter begin yielding results so quickly...
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December 2018 Portfolio Update

First of all, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all the best in the New Year to each of you. It has once again been a pleasure to share the year with all of you and to interact. While personal finance is the basis around which we converse, it...
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November 2018 Portfolio Update

As my final “slow month” of the year, November nevertheless brought with it some action. I managed to deploy capital on two occasions, both in relatively high yielding companies with solid growth track records. CAD Dividends Dividend Summary I earned $39.82 in dividends from three businesses through November....
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Monthly Dividends Tracking

I began investing in earnest in early 2009. Prior to that I didn’t have a real strategy aside from a general proclivity toward saving money while not spending frivolously. I had begun prior to 2009, however, to research what would eventually blossom into the dividend growth investing (DGI)...
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October 2018 Portfolio Update

As we move into the final quarter of the year, the portfolio’s momentum remains strong. It’s always a great feeling when I have some dividend increases, a market purchase, and a new all-time high income total to report on. CAD Dividends Dividend Summary I once more earned a...
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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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Five Boxing Principles That Have Made Me a Better Investor

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 with guys like Clint Eastwood and...
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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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