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My Own Advisor

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Name:
My Own Advisor
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
saving, investing, taxation, insurance, frugality, traveling
Start Year:
2010

Blogger Bio

Net worth:
$1,000,000.00
Location:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Age:
40s
Race:
Unspecified
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
Profession:
Manager

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Latest Blog Posts

Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Preferred Shares – Is this the new replacement for fixed income? As readers of my blog you’re probably well aware that common stocks that pay dividends and low-cost, diversified Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) – are the two primary building blocks of my investment portfolio. But what about preferred shares?  Why not own them?  What are… We're halfway there! Saving and investing our way to a ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 8:35 PM
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. August 2017 Dividend Income Update Welcome to my latest dividend income update. For those of you new to these posts on my site, every month I discuss our approach to investing focusing on Canadian dividend paying stocks.  We believe buying and holding a number of Canadian dividend-paying stocks in our tax-free (thanks TFSA) and non-registered… We're halfway there! Saving and investing our way to a ...
Posted: Sep 17 2017 @ 8:45 AM
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Weekend Reading Welcome to my latest Weekend Reading edition – controversy edition! The words “retired”, “retirement” and “financially independent” certainly got many readers riled up this week – starting with this post and followed up by the sequel on my site.  As with any post on my site, I’m more happy to hear perspectives, opinions… We're halfway there! Saving and investing our way to a ...
Posted: Sep 15 2017 @ 6:49 AM
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Financially independent at 32. How he did it. Part 2 of 2 For years I’ve considered investing a “get wealthy eventually” strategy – at least for us it is.  Some people get there sooner than most.  So when I hear about those stories I want to learn about them. In Part 1 of 2 in… We're halfway there! Saving and investing our way to a ...
Posted: Sep 14 2017 @ 6:30 AM
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Retired at 32. How he did it and the lessons learned – Part 1 of 2 For years I’ve considered investing a “get wealthy eventually” strategy.  Sure, you can get lucky on a hot stock but it’s just that – luck.  Successful investing typically goes far beyond luck.  It includes making good financial decisions; getting… We're halfway there! Saving and investing our way to a ...
Posted: Sep 11 2017 @ 6:36 AM
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Weekend Reading – Natural disasters, CoPower, summits, top ETFs and more #money stuff Welcome to another Weekend Reading edition – as more natural disasters rock our planet.  At the time of this post, a deadly, severe earthquake has hit off the southern coast of Mexico. Hurricane Irma continues on its destructive path, headed for more… We're halfway there! Saving and investing our way to a ...
Posted: Sep 08 2017 @ 6:45 AM
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Investing in Green Bonds with CoPower Want to be an impact investor?  Are you conscious about your environmental footprint – for future generations?  What about portfolio diversification?  Is that important to you? Increasingly, investors are looking for strategies to shield their portfolios from market downsides and provide steady returns in times of uncertainty.  I’ve favoured… We're halfway there! Saving and investing our way to a ...
Posted: Sep 07 2017 @ 6:12 AM
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. It’s never too late – 6 simple ways to get your financial act together Long time readers of this blog know that we try and do a few things really well when it comes to money management (instead of trying to be the perfect saver or investor).  That’s because nobody is perfect, there is no… We're halfway there! Saving and investing our way to a ...
Posted: Sep 04 2017 @ 9:58 AM
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Weekend Reading Welcome to my latest Weekend Reading edition. It was certainly very sad to see the images and read the stories from Hurricane Harvey this past week.  My heart goes out to all the families affected by this natural disaster.  Then there is the utter devastation with flooding in Asia.  Very tragic.  I can’t… We're halfway there! Saving and investing our way to a ...
Posted: Sep 01 2017 @ 3:59 PM
Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Big problems and big opportunities for millennial investors I think being a successful investor is simple but not easy. I think being a successful millennial investor is even more difficult.  Let me explain. Millennials have some big problems and headwinds when it comes to money: Some have significant amounts of student debt. They thrive/thirst for… We're halfway there! Saving and investing our way to a ...
Posted: Aug 29 2017 @ 5:34 PM

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