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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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Reading List For 2016

Every year I set a goal to read plenty of books. I’ve realized, however, that I haven’t been nearly specific enough about this and as a result tend to read less than I would like to. This year I’ve created a specific reading list that should help me...
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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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I Love Running: Ottawa Army Run Half-Marathon

As you may well know by now, one of my great passions is personal finance. I love building lifelong streams of income that will take care of me even when I no longer work myself. What you may not know about me is that I also love running....
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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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Financial Proverbs 1.0

One of the easiest, most effective ways to learn about any subject is by purveying available proverbs for bite-sized snippets of wisdom. I am hoping to share additional proverbs as time goes on with each of these posts featuring around three apiece. “Wealth is lost in three generations.”...
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2015 Mid-Year Review: Part II

You can read Part I here. This is the final segment to my Mid-Year Review. In this section I will give an overview of what has taken place with my U.S. stock portfolio. U.S. Companies The Coca-Cola Company (KO): KO is a core holding for my portfolio and...
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Elevate Your Standards

One of the ways we experience life is to compare ourselves with those around us. While it is never a good idea to do so jealously, I believe it is important to observe the behaviours of the people around us. It is one way to see whether their...
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The Eternal Optimism of Investing

Why do people invest? Why do we set aside money that we could be using today for any other purpose? What drives us to forego present benefit for some esoteric version of what the future might hold? The answer is simple: To invest implies an eternal optimism. The...
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Find Your Niche!

We hear so many stories from people who say they want to Get Rich but they just don’t know how. They wander around from one networking marketing opportunity to the next, shedding a few hundred of their hard earned dollars each time. They wind up disillusioned after a...
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