If one of your burning desires is to achieve financial freedom you: may have spent considerable time researching how you can reach this stage in life in the shortest period of time; may just be beginning your research on this subject matter. I don’t think there is any one right way of doing things. Everyone’s [...]
In this post I put forth my reasons why investors should tune out the noise and continue to invest despite current market conditions. This does not mean I advocate investing in anything and everything and at any price. That would just not be prudent! What I suggest is that investors do their homework, remain disciplined, [...]
It is easy to see why some investors may be lured to invest in high dividend yield companies. Chasing yield, however, is fraught with risk. The vast majority of high yield stocks bear above average risk and should be avoided. Continue reading...
Some of you experienced the bursting of the dot.com bubble and some may have experienced déjà vu when the Financial Crisis hit. How many of you, however, remember being an equity investor on Black Monday (October 19th, 1987) when the Dow Jones Industrial Average caught everyone by surprise and plunged 22.6% in one day!? Continue [...]
In May 2016 I retired at age 56 after having worked for roughly 34 years. Based on my personal experience and experiences shared with me by other retirees, there are several things you must consider before 'stepping away'. Continue reading...
This is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada so I am somewhat pre-occupied with activities which have relegated work on my blog to the back burner. As a result, I only have one article for your reading pleasure which was recently posted on the Sure Dividend blog. Continue reading...
When I initially created this blog I never thought I would encounter so many people who are passionate about taking their financial destiny into their own hands. Perhaps the #1 reason many readers have done this is because nobody else is going to treat their, and their family’s, financial future with the same level of [...]
As a follow up to my Constructing a Dividend Portfolio post I thought I would touch upon my position as it relates to the basics of investing. What I share below are observations and findings based on my personal experiences over the course of many years as an investor in individual companies. [...]
By Stacy B. Miller Our personal financial goals are sky-high. Our goal is to be someone like Bill Gates or Warren Buffett, but the reality is something different. Most of us fail to reach 50% of our personal financial goals at the end of the year. We write our goals on a piece of paper [...]
I have received a few inquiries of late as to: how much should an investor have before beginning to invest in individual equities; what is a reasonable number of equities to hold in a portfolio for proper diversification; how to construct a diversified dividend income producing portfolio. I don’t think there is a definitive answer [...]