My Rental Portfolio – Q1 2015

We are approaching our one year anniversary as being landlords. I have to say, this property investor thing is really growing on me.

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My Growth Portfolio: Q1 2015

It has been a while since I’e updated progress here, but overall, things are moving along well.

My Dividend Portfolio Q1 2015 Update

Its that time of year again!. Q1 2015 dividends are in!  This update summarizes portfolio progress year to date for 2015.

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Do short term returns matter to you?

There has been much debate about where asset prices are and what future returns will look like. The question is, should you care as an individual investor? [Read more...]

Why you should plan for your retirement today

I have now realized that time really is the greatest asset that we possess as an individual investor. If you haven’t started implementing your retirement plan already, the best time to start really is today. [Read more...]

Why not to have speculative positions in your core

As some of you who swing by here know, I have a small venture portfolio that I am carefully cultivating. The story of one of the positions that I hold in that portfolio provides an illustrative tale of why not to hold major speculative positions as dominant parts of a core portfolio. [Read more...]

Better stock market value may be on the way

I don’t really time the market, and I believe in regularly investing fixed amounts over a long period of time. I have to admit though, its been pretty frustrating having capital to deploy and trying to figure out the best point of entry. [Read more...]

Pearls of Wisdom from Buffett’s annual memo

For the first time, I had the chance to go through Warren Buffett’s annual memo to shareholders. I wasn’t disappointed by what I read. [Read more...]

Why the relaxed lifestyle wins out over hard work

I was introduced to someone recently who recounted an intriguing story about his start up experience. It hit home for me just how difficult the start up journey can be and why the odd are stacked against you.  [Read more...]

Inspiration for my Investment Philosophy

I was recently reflecting on how lucky I’ve been to stumble on an investment philosophy that works for me and that has produced some good returns as well. I started to thinking back to the seeds along the way that have helped shape what I now invest in. [Read more...]