Engineering Happiness in Brazil: WordCamp Rio de Janeiro and beyond

Karen Arnold and Erica Varlese work on the Happiness Hiring team at Automattic, where they hire new Happiness Engineers who support users on WordPress.com and Automattic products. They met with the Brazilian WordPress community last week and wanted to share their experiences. On Augus

What Would You Do With 50K?

I’m now two weeks away from officially selling my house and 6 weeks away from cashing in my cheque from the lawyer’s office. Now that I have the final amount for my house, I can start making some calculations! Following my original plan, I will pay off my debts. However, I have decide

A Niche of Their Own: Five Sites to Check Out Today

A look at bloggers who find their audience by doing one thing (really, really) well.

Dividend Stocks Do Worse

We often say 1 images worth a thousand words: It’s a fact that dividend stocks have done worse than indexes since the beginning of the year. How can this be possible? Aren’t we suppose to invest in dividend stocks to avoid high volatility and because they perform better in bearish mar

6 Dividend Aristocrats Getting Hurt… and More!

Over the past month, I have read several quarterly reports and seen many companies falling out of favor. While doing some research, I’ve realized that many great companies have lost over 10% of their value this year. Considering that both the US and Canadian markets still have their h

Apple & Disney: Similar past, Similar Issues, Similar Future

Summary Both stocks are taking a beating lately on the market and they share the same issue at different levels – technological evolution. Both companies must please spoiled, greedy and very demanding investors. Both stocks had hit their all-time high in 2015 and both are strong buysa

Whimsical Worlds: Artists to Follow Now

Get lost in the wild, imaginative worlds of artists on WordPress.com.

The Past 5 Years is Blinding Dividend Growth Investors

It happens all the time; It’s the nature of the beast; We run around in circles, because this is what it is!   This thought crossed my mind while doing stock analysis; I’m being blinded by the past 5 years! The funniest thing about humanity is that we have the benefit of having o

Canadian Dividend Telecom Comparison: BCE Vs Rogers Vs Shaw Vs Telus

At the end of June, I produced a complete analysis of the five biggest Banks in Canada. While this post was featured on Seeking Alpha, I thought of publishing this second Canadian sector analysis on my blog. I think you will like seeing which telecom is the best one to hold for a divi

The Pareto Principle Used at Work, at Home and on my Investing Strategy

I first discovered this principle a long time ago when I was doing my bachelor’s degree in Finance. While I spent more time playing Tetris than listening to my teachers, I remembered I stopped everything to listen to this part of the class. The Pareto Principle is named after Vilfredo