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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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January 2018 Portfolio Update

There’s something wonderful about starting off a new year. 2017 was a solid one for growth and set the stage for a successful 2018. January leads off with some solid dividend totals and provides encouragement to keep on this investment path. CAD Dividends USD Dividends Dividend Summary The...
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Five Year Plan, Update #2

It has been two and a half years since I put my passive income goals down on paper. Setting a five year plan involves three key components: 1) A clear understanding of where you are currently. 2) A clear understanding of what you would like to achieve. 3)...
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Early 2017 Dividend Growth

I spent some time this morning updating my dividend spreadsheet where I tally my passive income. I track each company individually along with the annual collective totals. While adding up all of the dividends received is nice, one of my other little joys from this activity is actually...
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Recent Buy #1

With dividend growth investing there are three basic ways to increase the amount of dividends passively rolling into your account: Buy additional stock which pays dividends. Reinvest your dividends (either actively or through a DRiP). The company you already own increases the dividend payment. While I haven’t typically...
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2017 Goals

In my earlier years, I never believed in using the beginning of the year to set goals. I preferred to take things as they come. Since taking an interest in personal finance, however, I’ve learned to appreciate setting milestones. You can’t hit the target if you don’t have...
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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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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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