Portfolio Update – March 2012

The stock market has been correcting itself for the past couple of days; if this continues, I will have to contemplate whether or not to add more money into my investment portfolios. The downside to this is that I will have to figure out how much more time I will have to be “retired” before […]

How would you invest $10K?

I had a friend ask me this question a couple weeks ago, and I still have yet to give them an answer! I know if I were to ask this question to people, they seldom hesitate to respond based on what they are currently being invested in, or what they’re comfortable with. If I were […]

2012 Personal Resolutions – April update

April showers bring May flowers! Or something like that. In Calgary’s case, I’m still betting on another snowstorm as our winter has been entirely too nice! Also, we may need a moment of silence for the Flames chances of making the playoffs this year. Exercise more! Goal is twice a week and can include anything […]

April 2012 Spending Plan

A couple weeks ago, a reader mentioned that they would be interested in seeing what my monthly spending plan is (people freak out when I talk about the b-word, therefore, I’ll call it a SPENDING PLAN instead)! After a bit of thought, I decided it would be interesting to see how my spending compares to […]

Pay down debt vs. Invest in Savings Account

Warning! There are going to be calculations and numbers in this post! If you have $20,000 sitting in your savings account and $20,000 in credit card debt, how much money do you have? You have nothing. Zilch. Nada. Please stop deluding yourself into believing otherwise! If you have $20,000, would it be better to pay […]

Case Study 1: March 2012 Update

After spending a wonderful week on the beautiful beaches in Punta Cana, located in the Dominican Republic, it is time to get back into the swing of things! We first met our case study three months ago; you can compare this with last month’s update to see their progress. The following net worth summary is […]

See you soon!

If I were a good little blogger, I would have pre-written a couple of posts to publish automatically when I was out of the country. Obviously, if I were a good little blogger, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. In the meantime, check out some of my favourite posts that you may have missed: POT: […]

EEE! Equity ETFs Explained

I had a couple readers ask what I meant with all my lovely 3-letter Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) from yesterday’s post. What? Haven’t I talked about it enough for you guys to know? I really do appreciate comments and questions like this as it reminded me that I have never actually explained what they actually […]