Two Types Of Overconfident Investors

I started investing in individual stocks shortly after the Great Financial Crisis ended in 2009. I picked an investing strategy that closely resembled the Dogs of the TSX, buying the…

The Cheat Code to Financial Independence

I first heard about making big bucks overseas from Andrew Hallam, a self-proclaimed “Millionaire Teacher” and author. That was way before I discovered FIRE, and now that I know about…

Not Another Retirement Planning Book! My Conversation With The Authors Of The Boomers Retire

If you’re like many Canadians thinking about and planning for an eventual retirement, you already know there are a lot of books to choose from at your local bookshop or…

Weekend Reading: The Cost Of A Financial Plan Edition

The Globe & Mail’s Rob Carrick posed a question to his LinkedIn followers a few months ago asking about the cost of a financial plan. He quoted a reader who…

FIRE Community Guest Interview #17 – FIWOOT: Financial Independence Work On Own Terms

Here we are again with our next installment of the FIRE Community Guest Interview Series! For anyone new here, this interview series will cover people within the FIRE community who…

Will the Delta Variant Cause a New Recession?

About a week ago, a pretty dramatic announcement came blasting out from Wall Street: The Pandemic Recession is officially over! Woohoo! Champagne flowing all around! The pandemic sparked recession ended in April…

Weekend Reading: Home Ownership Sucks Edition

For many Canadians, owning a home is a sign of personal and financial success – a rite of passage signalling that you’ve made it on your own (maybe with some…

Closet Indexing: Revealing The Dirty Little Secret Of Canada’s Mutual Fund Industry

For years I’ve railed against Canada’s mutual fund industry for high fees, conflicts of interest, underperformance, poor disclosure, and lack of accountability. But today I’m going to zero-in on another…

Quarterly Net Worth Update: Q2 2021

Hey hey hey!  We’re back with another quarterly update. But first, a few announcements: The annual Plutus Award is open for nomination. Last year, this blog was one of the…

The Vanguard Effect on Mutual Funds, Fees and Performance

Vanguard is best known in Canada for its low cost, passively managed ETFs. Indeed, since entering the Canadian market in 2011, Vanguard now boasts a line-up of 37 ETFs with…