Favourite products

ZRE – BMO Equal Weight REITs Index ETF

I did a previous post on XRE, so I thought it would be interesting to see how BMO’s REIT ETF stacked up against it. This Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) was introduced May 19, 2010, and seeks to replicate the performance of the Dow Jones Canada Select Equal Weight REIT Index. The biggest difference between the […]


This is a looong time coming! Almost a year in the making to be exact! Let’s pretend that the reason is because I was waiting for annual returns to be reported before doing the analysis. As you will find out, this does factor in! I have talked about replacing my VEU holding with VXUS instead, but […]

Free Premiere Tickets to the movie “The Internship”

I have two screener passes to the movie the Internship that is happening tomorrow (Thursday) night at Cineplex Odeon Theatres Westhills Cinemas in Calgary. Boy’s name is on the tickets, but I doubt that will be an issue. If you want it, just message me your email address and I can email the tickets over. […]

Money Rules

I have always been a huge fan of Gail Vaz-Oxlade, and enjoy her no-nonsense approach to money management on her show, Till Debt Do Us Part. Her latest book, Money Rules, just came out (yeah, a book review that is not over a year old!) and she is currently on her book tour. The book […]

Checkout 51

I was checking through some of the blogs that were recommended by my blogger buddies, and stumbled upon Checkout 51 by accident. They basically have a list of products every week, and if you purchase any of the participating products, they will credit your account with that amount. Once your accounts hits the $20 threshold, […]

The Elements of Investing

Remember when you were assigned books to read in school? When you rated a book based on attributes such as how big it was, how big the writing was, and how many pictures were inside? If you find that you still have a tendency to do this, especially with personal finance/investing books, this one is […]

Capital One Aspire Cash World Mastercard

It is no secret that I love my MBNA Mastercard. Well, I did. The stupid-heads over at TD, who bought out MBNA last November, have made a change. The MBNA Smart Cash Platinum Plus MasterCard carries no annual fee. (Of course!) Unfortunately, the cash rewards that is provided has changed a bit: Get 5% cash […]

Cineplex Community Day

Although I do contribute money to charities, I have always been a fan of volunteering with my time. You get to meet new people, learn new skills, and the warm and gooey feeling inside is pretty nice too. I have volunteered at numerous organizations, but my favourite ones would have to be Operation Christmas Child, […]