Book Giveaway: The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing for Canadians

The book giveaway is now closed… Congratulations to Shirley and Graham, the two lucky winners! About the Book The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing for Canadians, is literally hot off the press! This is a great beginner’s guide to investing, written by five of Canada’s leading financial writers and established bloggers. Edited by Dan Bortolotti of MoneySense Magazine, and the spud behind the Canadian Couch Potato, this 100 page financial guide is packed solid with useful and detailed ...

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The Gold Plated Pension

Back in March 2012, I wrote a post titled Building My Portfolio for Retirement, with Dividends and Bonds. In that post I discussed that I was one of the fortunate ones to have a defined benefit pension plan through my employer. My pension is an additional source of monthly income, along with my investments, to help me in retirement. I think it is critically important to understand the foundation of your retirement, the pensions you are entitled to receive, and how much monthly income you can expect ...

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My Interview with Kylie Ofiu

As many of you know, I launched my new website the Web Ninja at the end of June. I wrote a post on The Launch of the Web Ninja, and received a lot of great support from everyone, through comments and emails. Thank you! Shortly after I was booked with a block of shifts at work, so I wasn’t able to spend the time on my new site I had hoped. Back at the Financial Bloggers Conference last year, one of the bloggers I met and kept in touch with, was Kylie Ofiu. Last week, Kylie asked me if I was interested ...

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Barrick Gold vs. Goldcorp

Back in April I wrote an interesting post asking the question Are Gold Stocks Cheap?  In that post I looked at the two leading gold producers, Barrick Gold (ABX), and Goldcorp Inc. (G). Both these multi-billion dollar companies trade on the TSX, but they are by production tonnes and profit, the world’s leading gold miners and gold producers. They generally have solid fundamentals, low debt, and pay a dividend. Like most mining companies the dividend yield is lower.  Many low dividend yield stocks ...

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