Net Worth Update March 2017 – SmilingSaver – The Big Move (+140%)

27/03/2017 0

Welcome to the Million Dollar Journey March 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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How to Deal with the Aggressive Sales Tactics by the Big Banks

20/03/2017 0

About a week ago, CBC’s Go Public segment shed light on some aggressive sales tactics that big banks are using.  In the article, bank employees spoke out about the pressure they face from management to hit sales targets.  So in order to hit targets, they push credit cards, overdraft protection, premium chequing accounts, and lines […]

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Financial Goals Progress – Books I’m Reading

13/03/2017 0

One of the perks of being a personal finance blogger is that I receive more books in my mailbox that I have time to read.  However, as one of my financial goals for 2017 was to read (and learn) a little more, I’ve made the intention to sit down with a good book as often […]

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Financial Freedom Update (Q1) – March 2017 (+10.89%)

06/03/2017 0

Welcome to the Million Dollar Journey March 2017 Financial Freedom Update – the first update for the year.  For those of you new here, since achieving $1M in net worth in June 2014 (age 35), I have shifted my focus to achieving financial independence.  How?  I plan on building my passive income sources to the point […]

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How to Build a Dividend Growth Portfolio

27/02/2017 0

If you’ve been following for a while, you will come to learn that I’m a fan of two investing strategies, index investing (buying the broad market with low fee ETFs/mutual funds) and income producing dividend growth investing. I like index investing for its ease, low cost, and ability to beat most active mutual fund returns […]

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How and Why Asset Allocation Works

20/02/2017 0

The first step in building a long term passive portfolio is deciding on your risk tolerance which means deciding on your split of equities/bonds.  To me, it’s not really deciding on the “risk” of your portfolio, but your tolerance for volatility (major swings in portfolio value). We know that the markets go up over the […]

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How to Create a Retirement Plan – Simple Tips to Get Started and Stay on Track

17/02/2017 0

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at How to Create a Retirement Plan – Simple Tips to Get Started and Stay on Track.

Creating a retirement plan may seem overwhelming if you have never done it. But it doesn’t have to be. This guide will give you a top-level overview and show you how to create a retirement plan. In this guide, we will cover different types of tax advantaged retirement accounts, such as your employer sponsored 401k […]

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5 Useful Retirement Calculators – How Much Do You Need to Retire?

13/02/2017 0

A reader recently asked me if she had saved enough for retirement.  While it seems like a challenging question to answer, it can be roughly calculated via online calculators providing that you have fairly accurate inputs. Generally, here’s what you’ll need for any online retirement calculator: Expenses Some online calculators will take your expected retirement expenses as […]

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Volatile Markets – Should You Go To Cash or Stay the Course?

13/02/2017 0

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at Volatile Markets – Should You Go To Cash or Stay the Course?.

How do you respond when things look a little crazy on the stock market? Should you sell your stocks and go to cash during volatile markets, or should you stay the course, and keep your money invested for the long haul? One of the most common responses is to get worried and sell, deciding to […]

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How to Compare Auto Insurance – A Tutorial That Will Save You Money!

10/02/2017 0

This article was originally published on Cash Money Life | Personal Finance, Investing, & Career at How to Compare Auto Insurance – A Tutorial That Will Save You Money!.

Most ordinary people have little deep understanding of the nooks and crannies that make up an auto insurance policy. And when you go shopping for new coverage, that can be a real problem. In order to compare auto insurance quotes from one company to another, you must be familiar with the various types of coverage. […]

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