Net Worth Update August 2017 – SmilingSaver (+121%)

07/08/2017 0

Welcome to the Million Dollar Journey August 2017 Net Worth Update – Team MDJ edition. A select group of readers were selected to be part of Team MDJ which was conceived after the million dollar net worth milestone was achieved in June 2014. SmilingSaver was selected as a team member and will post net worth […]

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Dogs of the TSX (Beating the TSX) 2017 – Mid Year Performance Update

31/07/2017 0

At the beginning of the year, I wrote an article about the Dogs of the TSX also known as the Beating the TSX stock strategy (BTTSX). In this strategy, the largest publicly traded companies in Canada are sorted by dividend yield, then the top 10 positions are purchased annually (remove former income trusts and stocks […]

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10 Reasons Credit Cards Are Good

26/07/2017 0

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at 10 Reasons Credit Cards Are Good.

Credit cards are good. Seriously. I think just about everyone should have at least one credit card to help build credit, use for emergencies, fraud protection, and a host of other benefits. But I know that not everyone agrees with me, and many people think that credit cards are bad. When you’re dealing with credit … Read More about 10 Reasons Credit Cards Are Good

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Paid Off Mortgage and the Smith Manoeuvre

24/07/2017 0

This post was originally posted in 2009, but brought back to the foreground after some readers emailed me about the same topic.  I added a couple of comments below on how my philisophy on this matter has changed over the years. A reader question that I’ve been getting quite a bit lately is, what if […]

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How to Lower Your Mortgage Payments

20/07/2017 0

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at How to Lower Your Mortgage Payments.

I was surprised the first time I saw our mortgage payment increase – after all, we had a fixed rate mortgage. And fixed rate mortgages should always have a fixed mortgage payment, right? Well, they do. But we were also paying into escrow for our homeowners insurance and property taxes and after the first year … Read More about How to Lower Your Mortgage Payments

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Converting CAD to USD using Horizon’s DLR/DLR.U with CIBC Investors Edge – Tricky!

17/07/2017 0

Up until now, it seemed that the Canadian dollar (CAD) was on a death spiral relative to the U.S dollar (USD) when it reached a recent peak of $1.38 CAD for every $1 USD.  During that time, selling USD for the best possible price was popular using Norbert’s Gambit for savvy investors. Now that CAD is […]

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