Category: Smart Investing

Stack the Money Deck in Your Favour 7

Stack the Money Deck in Your Favour

Successful investing is about putting the odds in your favour.  But too often, we take...

Investment Mistakes Even Smart Investors Make – Part 1 of 3 6

Investment Mistakes Even Smart Investors Make – Part 1 of 3

As a high school teacher, I’ve done plenty of reading on educational theory.  How do...

Make Sure You Aren’t Falling Behind 19

Make Sure You Aren’t Falling Behind

If you had invested $200,000 in the world’s stock and bond markets on September, 11,...

Teacher To Student: “It’s Better To Be Lazy” 8

Teacher To Student: “It’s Better To Be Lazy”

I’ll admit that I wasn’t a hard-working student, when I was a kid.  Life was...

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due 10

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

Investors deserve more credit than most academics realize.  When their performances are strong, they usually...

Indexing With a Financial Advisor 18

Indexing With a Financial Advisor

Many investors understand that the highest odds of investment success come from owning a diversified...

What’s Better Than Learning From Your Investment Mistakes? 19

What’s Better Than Learning From Your Investment Mistakes?

The only thing better than learning from our investment mistakes is learning from somebody else’s. ...

Where I was dumb, but perhaps a little less so now 15

Where I was dumb, but perhaps a little less so now

Before today, I didn’t own any Canadian equities, other than the high dividend yielding ETF,...

Maddy’s three year investment journey 13

Maddy’s three year investment journey

Last week, Maddy called me up, sounding as if a squadron of seagulls had dumped...

Singapore Index Funds cost 1,500% more 14

Singapore Index Funds cost 1,500% more

Purchasers of index funds in Singapore deserve a fair shake. As the least expensive form...

You want to be a good investor?  Learn to ignore people 8

You want to be a good investor? Learn to ignore people

 There are times when effective investors need to flip a small switch that exists in...

I Just Found $35,000 – So What Did I Do With It? 28

I Just Found $35,000 – So What Did I Do With It?

Earlier this summer I found $35,000. It was in a brown envelope, in a ditch,...

Wisdom from the financial blogosphere 7

Wisdom from the financial blogosphere

There’s a timeless aspect to a great investment book. You know it’s amazing when you...