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John Robertson

Blog Info

Name:
Blessed by the Potato
Category:
Investing
Tags:
Real Estate, Canadian
Start Year:
2005

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Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Age:
30s
Race:
Unspecified
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Profession:
Writer
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Latest Blog Posts

I had a fairly arbitrary goal for losing weight in 2018: about 2 pounds per month, or 24 for the year. It sounded do-able without being drastic. The first half of the year didn’t go so well, and I ended up cutting the price of the course in response. Then I got serious, and lost […] The post Never Weight – Q4-18 Update appeared first on Blessed by the Potato. ...
Posted: Jan 01 2019 @ 4:26 PM
It’s hard to believe, but Blessed by the Potato is now 20 years old! In internet terms, the site is old. Older than Google (at least without the “beta” on the homepage), YouTube, and even the word “blog” (it was a “homepage” back then). I’ve had a blog longer than I had my own cell […] The post 20 Years of BbtP appeared first on Blessed by the Potato. ...
Posted: Dec 29 2018 @ 4:21 AM
Passiv is a tool to help you manage your investments more easily. It’s still a DIY idea: you make your own investment choices, pick your own funds, and have to press a button to execute the trades, but Passiv makes it all easier to manage on an ongoing basis. In a nutshell, if other robo-advisors […] The post Passiv Review: A Robo in Your Pocket appeared first on Blessed by the ...
Posted: Nov 29 2018 @ 4:17 AM
It’s a buyer beware world when it comes to your finances in Canada, with lots of high fees and a fractured regulatory system where we’re lucky if they even close the barn door after the horse has left (hi there FSCO). And it won’t get better any time soon: as Sandi points out in this […] The post Financial Literacy Month 2018 appeared first on Blessed by the Potato. ...
Posted: Nov 21 2018 @ 6:27 AM
Concussions are no joke. The more research we do, the more caution it seems we should be taking. We’re learning about the dangers of second impacts, and concussion protocols are more common in lots of sports, and after a suspected concussion players are getting benched more consistently. Helmets for more and more things are becoming […] The post Head Protection for Curling & Skating appeared first on Blessed by the Potato. ...
Posted: Nov 08 2018 @ 3:55 AM
For the longest time, TD Direct Investing was the only game in town if you wanted to invest in a low-cost way in an RDSP. Big Cajun Man detailed the quirks of these accounts (and has provided lots of info on RDSPs in general). Fortunately, there’s some competition now: National Bank Direct Brokerage is now […] The post New RDSP Options appeared first on Blessed by the Potato. ...
Posted: Oct 29 2018 @ 10:53 PM
Let’s make it clear up front that I like robo-advisors as an investing solution for many people — lots of people might save money learning how to DIY, but that is certainly not for everyone. One lingering point of uncertainty was how they would deal with taxable (or “non-registered”) investment accounts. Once you’re out of […] The post Robo-advisors and Taxable Accounts appeared first on Blessed by the Potato. ...
Posted: Oct 25 2018 @ 10:51 PM
I’m a big advocate of keeping your portfolio simple and easy to manage. As I was doing laundry and found, yet again, that I’d left a Kleenex in the pocket of a pair of pants and had to pick out little bits of fluff, it got me thinking of this. It’s so easy to over-estimate […] The post That Kleenex in the Wash appeared first on Blessed by the Potato. ...
Posted: Oct 17 2018 @ 5:46 PM
On August 29th my pants fell down while walking around the living room. So yeah, I’m feeling pretty good about my weight loss this quarter. After the last update, a few things came together and I finally just did the thing I knew I had to be doing all along (but didn’t because it was […] The post Never Weight — Q3-18 update appeared first on Blessed by the Potato. ...
Posted: Oct 01 2018 @ 8:55 AM
All summer Blueberry has wanted to set up a lemonade stand. We finally got one set up this weekend. Lots of lessons in setting up a stand. We didn’t get into the cost of goods sold or turning a profit — all the supplies were donated by us. A big one was about expectations: we […] The post Lemonade Lessons appeared first on Blessed by the Potato. ...
Posted: Sep 17 2018 @ 11:20 PM

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