How to Start Dividend Investing with Little Money

I was talking about investments with one of my friends last week and he mentioned something that made me think. He wasn’t at all interested in investments and told me that investing was only for people with lots of income. In other words; you need lots of money to start investing. Not

How Easy is Retirement Planning with Dividend Growth Investing

One of the biggest issues we will face in the upcoming years is one of interest. In fact, we can say that roughly 90% of the population is in the same boat for this issue; we are on our own to plan our retirement. Fully funded pensions are more rare than Pandas in China and […]


As you know already, I’m currently in the process of selling my house… as well as everything else. In fact, my deepest wish is to have sold 80% of what I own before June 2016 and leave with my family on a one year RV trip across North & Central America. While planning this huge [&

Not Selling my House, Leaving Anyway

Is there something to understand from all this? This is my wife’s line on a Friday night when we realized that we were going nowhere with the house sale. Yup, you read that right: it’s been a month that we are working with potential buyers and yet, nothing happened. In fact, both dogs

Are We Heading for a Negative Year on the Stock Market?

I seldom look at the overall stock market to see how it is going. I read the daily headlines, but rarely take a look back since January to see what has happened on the stock market. I would rather look at my own portfolio to see how to improve it this year instead of looking […]

Do You Live to Pay Your Mortgage?

We had quite a busy weekend last week. On Friday, we had dinner with friends for my birthday and on Saturday we had our soccer team party finishing with… nothing but a great game for the Montreal Impact who won 3-0 under heavy rain. To finish this weekend, we spent our Sunday as a fam

Interest Rates & 3 Dividend Stock Opportunities

September is the month of rising interest rates. After a long wait over summer time, the FED met once again on September 17th, 2015 and decided to…NOT increase the overnight interest rate. Nonetheless, it is still a matter of time until rates increase. It would be naive to think we ca

In the Search for Optimal Numbers of Stocks in your Portfolio Part 3

Last week, I asked 11 dividend bloggers 6 questions to learn more about their portfolio and investment strategies. You can read Part#1 and Part#2 if you have missed them. I thought it would only be fair for everybody to share my own perception of how many shares to manage in a dividen

In the Search for Optimal Numbers of Stocks in your Portfolio Part 2

Following Monday’s article here are the answers from 6 other generous participants:   Dividend Life #1 What is the size of your portfolio, Dividend Life? Size as in value? I hold both individual stocks and mutual funds. The individual stock portion is $35,376 as of end of June an

In the Search for Optimal Numbers of Stocks in your Portfolio Part 1

Each week, I read numerous dividend investing blogs. Most of them are authored by savvy investors who have been following their own dividend investing strategies. What is amazing about investing is that there isn’t a single strategy that trumps all the others. There are many ways to m