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 […]

Case Study #2 – June update

May came and gone without the market reducing much but it pulled back a bit in June so I was able to make some purchases. That and I was getting a bit antsy sitting on so much cash and not making any purchases for a while! They have also made another RRSP contribution for the […]

June Spending Plan Results

As we are slowly getting back to routine and some sense of normalcy, I do feel blessed that family and friends are safe and sound and finally home, minus some possessions and a vehicle. It is during these times that the best and worst of human tendencies come out, and I am proud to see […]


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 […]

May Spending Plan Results

Remember last month when external influences were telling us to eat out more? Boy, we sure did! I was a bit nervous doing up the numbers as I knew it was pretty bad. Check it out below. The following is my combined expected and actual household expenses for the month of May. Fixed Expenses Expected […]

Case Study #2 – April update

I debated whether or not to do an April update as I haven’t made any moves yet, but figured they could at least see how well the market has been performing recently. Unfortunately. I do like a sale! They have received their notice of assessment after completing their taxes for the year, which shows how […]

Weekend Links – Happy Victoria Day!

The May long weekend in Calgary is notorious for being COLD. So hats off to those who are heading out camping this weekend, as the fire ban will keep things nice and brisk for everyone! Check out the posts I enjoyed this week: 1. Mr. CBB had a post about “Working Towards a Debt Free […]

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. […]