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Stelco’s Impending Initial Public Offering – Avoid It at All Costs

When I originally thought of creating this blog and forming the Financial Freedom is a Journey Community, my intent was to provide a forum in which a community of people could share ideas on how to become financially free. My wife and I became financially free several years ago. I can assure you that once [...]

By |September 30th, 2017|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Stelco’s Impending Initial Public Offering – Avoid It at All Costs

Brookfield Asset Management – Calling All Long Term Investors

Summary Brookfield Asset Management ("BAM") is an ideal investment for investors with a long-term investment time horizon; Its astute management team has developed a reputation which enables it to raise billions of dollars for investment purposes from institutional investors; BAM has exposure in geographic regions where others may not venture. Limited competition for some acquisitions [...]

Henry and his Wife’s Journey to Financial Freedom

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 [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Interviews|Comments Off on Henry and his Wife’s Journey to Financial Freedom

All Companies in Which We Own Shares

The following is a list as at September 20, 2017 which reflects all the companies in which my wife and I own shares (not just those in the FFJ Portfolio). It does not reflect the number of shares per company we own nor our average purchase price. [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Equity Investing|Comments Off on All Companies in Which We Own Shares

Microsoft Corporation Stock Analysis – Recently Added to the FFJ Portfolio

Summary After completing this Microsoft Corporation stock analysis I decided to purchase shares for the FFJ Portfolio. MSFT is only the second tech stock we own among all our investment holdings. It is 1 of only 2 companies rated AAA by Moody’s (Johnson & Johnson is the other) which provides me peace of mind that [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Microsoft Corporation Stock Analysis – Recently Added to the FFJ Portfolio

The Basics of Investing

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. [...]

How To Bridge The Gap Between Your Financial Goals And Real Life

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 [...]

By |September 5th, 2017|Guest Posts|Comments Off on How To Bridge The Gap Between Your Financial Goals And Real Life

FFJ Portfolio – August 2017 Dividend Income Report

I have recently modified the site’s format. You can now access my FFJ Portfolio and the FFJ Portfolio Dividend Income reports from the menu at the top of this site. I have also modified the reporting format of the monthly dividend income report in an effort to make it easier to read. During the month [...]

By |September 3rd, 2017|FFJ Portfolio|Comments Off on FFJ Portfolio – August 2017 Dividend Income Report

Constructing a Dividend Portfolio

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 [...]